The 423rd IPA to be released by Mountain Goat in the past 18 months is possibly its hoppiest yet. The Hip Hip Hooray was brewed as a surprise gift for the brewery's bar and events manager Sam's recent birthday and is as punchy and full of character as the lady herself. The aroma leans more towards the hops more than any previous Goat IPA, with buckets of floral, tropical aromas in charge and the malt kept more in the background than their straight Rare Breed IPA. Hardly surprising when you consider it's packed with Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, Cascade and Galaxy hops. There's plenty of hop flavour to feast on too, so much so it's surprising how well the bitterness (all 70 IBUs of it) is contained. All bosses should treat their staff this well.
Published June 29, 2012 2012-06-29 00:00:00