Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I enjoyed Amber Apparition when I had it a while back. So, when I spied this bottle of Hop Slinger at the Vista Country Store during a recent visit to North Hampshire I snagged it.
Hop Slinger (6.50% ABV) by Henniker Brewing pours a rich orange with a froth a clingy bubbles that leave behind nice lacing.
The aroma is immediately tart grapefruit followed by sweet malt.
The taste is big time hop forward with loads of grapefruit and some earthy pine. There is also a strong malt presence that balances out some of the bitterness.
The mouthfeel is medium-ish. There is hoppy residue that pleasantly seems to cling and linger.
Hop Slinger delivers what its name promises and more. A good American style IPA.