IPA Reviews

Blizzard
SCORE
94/100
1 reviews
Appearance
93/100
Smell
96/100
Taste
94/100
Mouthfeel
95/100
ABV: 6.40%
IBU: 80

Blizzard of Hops

Style - IPA

Commercial Description: Blizzard of Hops confirms a successful harvest and the end of The Hop Cycle. As winter slowly creeps in, we salute hop growers who process and ship hops around the world. Enjoy the fruits of their labor and savor sticky notes of citrus and pine with this revitalizing Winter IPA.

Editor’s Notes:  Blizzard of Hops is billed as a “Winter IPA”, which is a sales pitch I haven’t heard before. However, I can’t deny that the marketing ploy worked on me. There are fewer seasonal IPAs in the Winter than during any other season, so any “Winter IPA” demands my attention. Blizzard of Hops smells great, with citrus and tropical fruit hops drawing you in. The taste is a surprise, with melon hops making the biggest impression. In the middle of the sip some orange, grapefruit, and lemon hops join the party and add significantly to the experience. The finish is very dry and there is a nice punch of bitterness that hits you just before you swallow and for a while afterwards. I will look forward to Blizzard of Hops each Winter, although I wouldn’t say that it is particularly special. It’s certainly worth a 6-pack if you get the chance.

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EDITOR'S RATING (OVERALL SCORE: 94)
Appearance
93/100
Smell
96/100
Taste
94/100
Mouthfeel
95/100
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