50 Must Try Hoppy Beers. Is Your Favorite On This List?

on 10/04/12 at 12:19 pm

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It is evident that the use of hops in beers has evolved to a point far beyond a function of perseverance. Yes, in the days of old, extra lupulin was administered to beers to withstand the arduous journey from England around the Horn of Africa to colonized regions of India. But today, the utilization of boldly hopped brews has developed into a means of taste-making to achieve a multitude of complex flavors that serve to continually redefine perceptions of our ever expanding palates. Here is a look at 50 dynamic craft beers that make use of the world’s favorite brewer’s spice to accomplish some mouthwatering results. If you come across any of the following commercially available hoppy creations, do yourself a favor and give ‘em a whirl(pool):

50. Ninkasi Total Domination – Since its commercial debut in 2006, Ninkasi‘s flagship brew has become a staple for Pacific Northwest hop heads. With a delectable underpinning of 2 Row Pale, Munich, and Carahell Malts, the star of this omnipresent IPA resides in the big floral notes made possible through the interplay of copious amounts of floral Summit, Amarillo, and Crystal hops. The mildly nutty and sweet backing character from the brewery’s Fullers English yeast results in a winning tasting experience.