Review: OverHop One Love Imperial IPA


Thanks again to Sipshare for sending this beer out!

I'm excited to be able to try another OverHop product as their offerings as Mondial last year were absolutely tasty! Like the Hazy New England IPA I reviewed the other day, this OverHop beer is contracted out to Oshlag Brasserie & Distillerie in Montreal.

Today's review is of their One Love Imperial IPA that tops out at 9% ABV, 90 IBU and was actually the first beer that OverHop ever made!

Appearance: Pours a hefty, cloudy bright (yet) dark orange body with a light amount of carbonation. The head starts out thick and frothy with a beige hue to it, but it quickly diminishes to mostly a bit of lacing on the side of the glass and a bit of foam around the edge of the glass.

Aroma: A rich, tropical aroma with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and passionfruit. There's not much of a bitter hop presence.. it's mostly fruit-forward and a bit of a biscuity yeastiness lingering around.

Taste: I'm having a hard time writing as fast as I'm drinking this.. I'm absolutely loving it! It's sweet and tropical/fruity and very very smooth, which is surprising as it's 9.0% ABV. It has a rich presence of passion fruit, mango, pineapple and grapefruit. There's a light presence of oatiness that gives it that oaty bite you see in most tropical IPAs that I love. The aftertaste is a combination of oats and guava. Well, once it starts warming up (near the end), I do start getting a bit of a boozey sweetness.. but I didn't give this beer enough time to warm up.

Overall Thoughts: Sweet, tropical, slightly oaty and pairs well with the patio on a nice summer afternoon. I'm kind of bored of New England IPAs at the moment so I'm glad it doesn't have that typical NE taste to it. Solid, easy to drink tropical IPA that happens to be freaking 9.0% ABV!

http://www.overhop.com/

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