497. Henniker Brewing Hop Slinger IPA

Henniker Brewing Hop SlingerThis is the second beer from Henniker brewing – Hop Slinger IPA. Henniker is only available in New Hampshire at beverage stores throughout the State and at select restaurants, bars and at the brewery.

I had high hopes for this beer being a fairly local IPA at a reasonable price point but unfortunately I found a completely average IPA. Appearance may be the best part of this beer with a deep copper color and thick off white head. Aroma has some pine hops but also more malt than I expect in an IPA. Taste follows with a mild hop presence and plenty of malt, seems like they were going for a well balanced IPA and just overdid it on the malt.

Overall this is not a bad beer but not something that I would seek out again and in a market with lots of IPAs you really need to stand out to catch my attention. 

Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 65
Brewers Website: Henniker Brewing
Brewers Description: An India Pale Ale – gets its golden copper color from the light caramel malts, which provide a solid backbone to the support all the great hops.  This beer presents with an overwhelming citrus aroma that leads into an unmistakable flavor of grapefruit.  Hop Slinger leaves you with a nice dry bitterness that pairs well with spicy curries, salty fried foods and ginger based desserts.

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