Thursday, October 7, 2010
New Holland Hopquila
Falling Rock Tap House in Denver was fortunate to have some New Holland Hopquila for serving during the Great American Beer Fest. The Hopquila is as follows: a fermented wash of 100% barley is twice distilled, then steeped with Centennial hops. The vivacious spirit features a grain-centric body framed by citrus-laden hop character in the nose and finish. The tequila pours a yellow clear color. The aroma is potent, being very big on tequila, and a slight hop accent. As expected, the taste is big on tequila that attacks the tongue furiously. However, quite pleasantly, the finish consists of citrus and hops. While I found the information on the Hopquila quite interesting, drinking straight tequila can really make your night take a turn for the worse. I enjoyed the hop and citrus flavors, but I'm not sure how often I would drink this.