Beer of the Day - Hop Spyder

in beeroftheday •  16 days ago

Hop Spyder

We were really surprised with the flavor profile of this beer. Being big fans of American-Style India Pale Ale's this beer easily makes it to our top 10 list. If you ever have the chance, order this drink! You won't regret it.

CategoryStyleABVIBU
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style India Pale Ale7.615

Our Thoughts

Today we have "Hop Spyder" which is a American-Style India Pale Ale that could be compared to a Very strong Scottish Ale. At a ABV rating of 7.6 this beer hits you like a kick in the face, so watch yourself! This is a beer for those who are tired of light lagers and want something with a little bit of a kick. You will still find a nice crisp taste but a higher IBU profile makes for a great drink.

American-Style India Pale Ale

American-style India pale ales are perceived to have medium-high to intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content. The style is further characterized by floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like American-variety hop character. Note that one or more of these American-variety hop characters is the perceived end, but the hop characters may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. The use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer. This pale gold to deep copper-colored ale has a full, flowery hop aroma and may have a strong hop flavor in addition to the perception of hop bitterness. India pale ales possess medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body. Fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong. Diacetyl can be absent or may be perceived at very low levels. Chill andor hop haze is allowable at cold temperatures. English and citrus-like American hops are considered enough of a distinction justifying separate American-style IPA and English-style IPA categories or subcategories. Hops of other origins may be used for bitterness or approximating traditional American or English character. See English-style India Pale Ale


What does ABV/IBU mean?

ABV
ABV stands for Alcohol By Volume and is listed as a percentage and lets you know how much of your beer is alcohol and how much is other stuff.

IBU
stands for International Bitterness Units measures the bitterness from hops in a beer on a scale of 0 to 100.


Beer Fact of the Day

Frosty glasses will cause your beer to produce more foam.


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