Anchor Brewing Company – Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer

Anchor Brewing Company - Anchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer

Anchor Brewing CompanyAnchor Dry-Hopped Steam Beer

Dry-Hopped Steam Beer
Brewed in: San Francisco, CA
2015 BJCP Style: 19B California Common
ABV: 5.4%
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel
Hops: Northern Brewer. Dry-hopped with Cascade and American Dwarf Hop Association No. 484
Bottled on: 6/28/16
Tasting on: 10/30/16
Tasting location: Boston, MA
Glass: Craft Pint

Aroma: Overtones of low to moderate grapefruit. Undertones of medium-roasted malt and minor pineapple. 8/10

Appearance: Moderately hazy. Burnt orange with yellow highlights. Off-white head with excellent retention and large to fine bubbles. 9.5/10

Flavor: Moderate hop bitterness in the beginning, followed by a clean middle where moderate hop bitterness continues. Hop flavors show through in the end with minor grapefruit, minor lemon and slight tropical flavors. Lingering grapefruit and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. 18.5/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 8.5/10

Overall Impression: A hoppier take on the classic Anchor Steam, bringing it in to American Pale Ale range (except for the lager yeast). A focus on hops with just enough supporting malt. 46/50

Final Score: 91% = B+

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