In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Alaskan Brewery. It is their Hop Turn IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Alaska base craft brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a slightly cloudy to a fog like golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a citrus notes. The taste has a dry citrus to lemon notes with a dry lemon bitter aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.alaskanbeer.com):
Hop Turn IPA uses Pilsner malt and Sterling hops for a distinctive old-world taste. With a floral, peppery, lemony aroma, crystal-clear pale straw color, brisk flavor and lively 7.5 ABV, Hop Turn is a radical take on a West Coast IPA.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I was pretty happy to see this craft brewery make it to the State of Michigan. I was disappointed that their Black IPA did not make it. The last year, they have been pushing more and more of their IPA’s. I am holding on to hope that they bring their black IPA to the state. I was not impressed with this beer. It has everything that I am looking for in an IPA. It just rub me the wrong way. It is a spring seasonal so I am good with it. I can see others liking this product. I recommend it for a try. I know every craft beer drinker will try it at least once. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser