Year of New Beer: Alpha Experiment: HBC 438, Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 09/08/2017

Wasn't 100% sure this was a new beer for me until the brewer himself confirmed that this was indeed the first time they've used this hop. Big notes of mango and pineapple, backed by some floral aspects and unusual woody note. I couldn't completely put my finger on what I was tasting until that same brewer suggested to me that it was cedar. Still get the really juicy tropical notes, but the cedar-like qualities of this hop give the flavors an unusual twist. Very subtle, and more enjoyable than the Cigar City Cedar Aged Jai Alai I had a few years ago.