Hilden Brewing Co. 'Twisted Hop' Bitter Pale Ale; 4.7 ABV
This was a bad experience. I might even throw the glass away. Listed ingredients for this strong premium pale ale includes (as printed on label -- their quotes not mine): "Galaxy" and "Brewers Gold" hops.
Flavour wise -- there's some wood, soy sauce (really? Yes) at first that goes full acetic acid the more you drink, bitterness that just tastes old and stale, perhaps some passionfruit but it's far, far away. I'm guessing the leftover hops were probably swept-up off the floor and dumped into this batch.
This beer kinda upset me. I'll probably need to rinse my mouth with some Ransack the Universe after this bottled calamity. Cheers!
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