Hops Winter Amber Ale

Hops Grillhouse & Brewery

USA

Probably the best of the beers currently on tap at our local Hops in Kennesaw, but mostly because I didn't find some fatal flaw in this one that I found in the others. Then again, this didn't have the boldness and warming spiciness that you typically find in good winter ales, so maybe there was such a flaw. In all fairness, however, this was my last beer of the bunch, and my taste buds might've been somewhat altered (especially when you added Hops' extra-spicy Buffalo wings into the mix). This had the usual floral hoppiness to it that you find in most pale ales. Ironically, this was the first one that had a true hop character....ironic, that is, because of the name of the restaurant.

Reviewed: November 27, 2004

Rating: 5/10

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