Hop Heaven IPA
Columbia River Brewing
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.
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.
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?