Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fulton HopStar Session IPA

Fulton HopStar Session India Pale Ale. All. 4.9% by Vol. 37 IBU. One pint. Fulton, MPLS, MN.

Appearance: Thoroughly hazed, orange juicy, small white head.

In the nose: Intense, bright, citric, tropical. Pineapple, orange, and lemon. Grapefruit, and sunshine. Another Citra/Mosaic combo?

In the mouth: Bitterness pops up on the palate for a brief appearance, more bright, more citrus, more slightly sweet. Bitterness hangs a bit on the front of the tongue, heads to the back, and tips out. Lean body, lighter alcohol, more fruit juiciness, minor hop bitterness.

Another tilt at the NE IPA style? I think, maybe. Beyond that, it’s a good beer, and guess what? You can drink it.

“Twice dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic, & Amarillo, Hopstar shines bright hop rays through a nebulous body. It’s a session IPA, NE Minneapolis  style.”

Ah-ha, I see what they did there. Okay. Alright.

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