Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wild Onion Hop Slayer Double IPA

One more from the last Wisconsin trip, another where I went through the first 5 of the 6 pack, and held on to one for reviewing. And here's what I said:


Wild Onion Hop Slayer Double IPA. "Sink your senses into this hop bomb and you'll…" Eh…I don't want to do it, this time. Blah, blah, blah…puns, bad jokes, ridiculous references. sad….."hop in and get slayed tonight." (sigh) 8% ABV. Blah.

Deep reddish coloration, nice off-whitish head, long lasting, attractive. 

Malty aromatics, big time hops, over-the-top, …roaring, loud and alive.

Taste: huge, again…gigantic, enormous, and….boring. This is one of those gargantuan hop/malt monsters that overdoes everything. 

Juicy malt, rich and deep, huge and hoppy. Then, the hoppiness roars over it. And the malt roars back. 

Unfortunately, there's nothing distinctive about this, nothing sophisticated or exquisite. Big, big, big, but…nothing special. It delivers hugosity, and alcohol, and there you have it. 

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