Review - Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant's Hopsickle Imperial IPA
"In celebration of the Hop. . . . This is a 'Hop' tribute, worthy of a King’s Imperial Court! Enjoy the blast of fresh Cascade, Simcoe, Columbus, Ahtanum, and Chinook Hops as they stimulate the taste buds in a truly Imperial Fashion. Pucker Up!" -- Moylan's Brewery
The Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial Ale (triple hoppy) pours a orangy amber hue with a pillowy frothy off-white head. The somewhat still body was topped by a medium size, frothy head with sticky lacing. The nose is immediately perked up by the strong hop aroma that escapes from the glass. The bitter grapefruit aroma is accompanied by slightly wet grass and fruit aspects. We were quite pleased with the aroma. The moderately bitter initial taste quickly escallates into a very dry, bitter finsh with a soft malt presence without any sweet flavors. The hoppy bitter taste assaults your tounge and give you ten lashings for your punishment. Softly carbonated up front, the medium bodied ale is unbalanced and leaves the mouth slightly dry with a grapefruit tang. The alcohol presence was not very dominant, but wasn't hiding. We enjoyed this offering.
Reviewed on January 3rd, 2008.