Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sam Adams Hopscape Review

Name: Sam Adams Hopscape
Style: Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 30

The other beer which I got from Sam Adams is their Hopscape, which is a wheat ale made with "West Coast Hops" and it's also the other new spring seasonal from the brewery. It's been a while since I've had a good wheat beer, so I'm looking forward to trying this one out.

Appearance - Hazy dark yellow color with a mild amount of visible carbonation. Head is pretty foamy and there's tons of lacing left along the sides of the glass.

Aroma - Pale malts, malted wheat, with some citrus & floral hops.

Taste - Pale malts and malted wheat upfront that linger throughout with the middle and back opening up to that nice citrus & floral hop profile. The aftertaste consists of more malted wheat and a light orange peel finish

Much like the last entry, this one is pretty light bodied and the flavor profile is reasonably bright without being overpowering. I haven't had too many hoppy wheat beers, but this is pulled off quite well and, as such, is very easy to recommend.

Sam Adams Hopscape - 8.5/10

1 comment:

  1. Hop Escape. There is no west coast hop taste here, a little bit of wheat at the finish and that is about it. Big disappointment.