Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Brew Works Stop Hop and Roll
While at the Bethlehem Brew Works, I grabbed a growler of Stop Hop and Roll, their double IPA. The beer pours a red-amber color with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of grapefruit, sugar, tangerine, and orange. The taste is smooth but bitter with plenty of grapefruit hops taking over the tongue. There is a faint caramel base, but less so than in other double IPAs. Some pine, tangerine, and orange peek through on the finish. The alcohol content is 9.0% ABV. While I really enjoyed the hop content of this beer, I felt that the caramel base may be lacking a bit. Still, it was a delicious hop-infused beer and was quite drinkable.