December 13th:

The Story:

Just in case you haven’t noticed by now, we really love our hops.  Luckily for us, our brewery location is in a great spot to feed hop addiction, as some of the best hops on the planet are grown just south of us in the American Pacific Northwest.  With such a great crop at our fingertips, we couldn’t help but brew up a crisp, bright IPA to showcase those beautifully fresh citrus and pine flavours. Our Hop Circle IPA, first spotted in 2005, is a nod to the very special terroir of the Pacific Northwest and those little green men that allow IPAs to abduct your senses…well little green women actually; hops are the flowers harvested from the female plants.

Tasting Notes:

Pours a golden straw colour with a thick frothy head.  Bold aromas of citrus with a fresh pine undertone.  Has a clean fruity flavour with a grapefruit bitter finish.

Availability:

Hop Circle is available year-round in 6 packs of 341mL bottles and 355mL cans.  It’s also a permanent sighting in the Hop Box Mixed Pack.

6 thoughts on “December 13th:

  1. Brilliant IPA. The aroma alone was almost enough to warrant a check mark here. Wonderful citrus bite to it. IPAs are my thing, so I was looking forward to this beer big time. 🙂

  2. I knew the moment I saw this as the beer for today, I would not enjoy it. It was strong and bitter and every time I took a sip, I would gag. It reminds of drinking Fat Tug and I did not like that either. Electric Unicorn was manageable but this was too strong for me. Glad to get this out of the way early from the snow case at least.

  3. “Hop Circle IPA” – this strong ale is powerfully hopped, leaving the drinker with a lasting hoppy aftertaste, quite agreeable actually. Probably not too great with a meal, but a fine way to anticipate one when the sun’s over the yardarm.

  4. First sniff I knew the hops were for me overdone. IPA’s traditionally were never this bitter hopped.
    9 Donkeys beer was much more traditional IPA that I prefer.

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