Cellaring: Not recommended for extended aging.
Brilliantly clear deep golden amber in color, carbonation keeps it’s thick egg shell-colored head alive for some time which eventually results in chunky lace coating the glass.
Prickly pine needle protrudes earthiness from juicy mango fruitiness with enough biscuity malt in the background to provide some sort of “balance” and a touch of honey sweetness to this big IPA aroma!
Big malt flavor give the beer its bready and smooth alcohol undertones while loads of hops continue a sensory tug of war between piney, earthy grass and fruity mango and pineapple with no clear victor.
Medium-full bodied for a double IPA, Hoperation Overload starts smooth with a warming alcohol touch and finishes with sharp and dry hop bitterness!
Hoperation Overload lives up to it’s name with a full sensory experience of great malt character overwhelmed by both earthy and fruity hop overtones for a dangerously drinkable, higher octane double IPA.
Score: 83 / 100 – Very Good