Portland Street Market

Hop Heaven IPAColumbia River BrewingPortland, ORwww.columbiariverbrewpub.com7.50% ABV
Greetings and salutations and welcome to another Draught Pick!  Tonight we’ve got another IPA out of Portland, this time from Columbia River, called Hop Heaven; an ale that’s been around a while at the pub, but is new to bottles.
Let’s pour!
Cloudy, amber-orange pour with all sorts of floaty bits (yeast, I presume), a strong two fingers of head and nice lacing.  The nose is nice - citrus hops and fruits, a taste of honey and a little pine.  Flavors are good old west coast IPA - citrusy/floral hops, earthy malts, pine and caramel.  Not very yeasty considering all the stuff floating around in my glass.  Mouthfeel is light-leaning-medium with good carbonation.  This is a fine IPA if I do say so.  Well done, Columbia River Brewing.  Well done.
B+
Cheers!Kevin
EDIT:  I just got to the bottom the glass and it became very yeasty and nasty.  My suggestion is that you let the bottle settle upright for a while after you get it home, and pour very slowly.
PS - whats in your glass tonight?

Hop Heaven IPA
Columbia River Brewing
Portland, OR
www.columbiariverbrewpub.com
7.50% ABV

Greetings and salutations and welcome to another Draught Pick!  Tonight we’ve got another IPA out of Portland, this time from Columbia River, called Hop Heaven; an ale that’s been around a while at the pub, but is new to bottles.

Let’s pour!

Cloudy, amber-orange pour with all sorts of floaty bits (yeast, I presume), a strong two fingers of head and nice lacing.  The nose is nice - citrus hops and fruits, a taste of honey and a little pine.  Flavors are good old west coast IPA - citrusy/floral hops, earthy malts, pine and caramel.  Not very yeasty considering all the stuff floating around in my glass.  Mouthfeel is light-leaning-medium with good carbonation.  This is a fine IPA if I do say so.  Well done, Columbia River Brewing.  Well done.

B+

Cheers!
Kevin

EDIT:  I just got to the bottom the glass and it became very yeasty and nasty.  My suggestion is that you let the bottle settle upright for a while after you get it home, and pour very slowly.


PS - whats in your glass tonight?