An american beer by a Greek homebrewer: DARK CROPS I.P.A. craft beer review

Amber colour, translucent, with a rather solid white head, which dissipates relatively fast to a thin ring that lingers ‘till the end.



The aroma is a piney punch… We can primarily detect pine, spices, herbs. A green and grassy nose, that clearly displays the intentions of the brew.

Sharp bitter taste, which follows the nose a great deal, being almost a mirror image of it. No sweetness here, whatsoever. As our brew warms up, some tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit) are making their way out, in a subtle way. In addition, we can discern slight nuances of tangerine. The alcohol (6.6%) is completely masked, which renders the ale deceptively drinkable. Long-lasting bitter aftertaste, light to medium body.

A full-fledged west coast IPA from Greece, ladies and gentlemen! Hop-heads will have their day…

Posted on by Agis Kontos in ale, Art, Craft beer, I.P.A.

About Agis Kontos

Three are Agis' greatest passions: music, linguistics, quality ale. He has studied History & Archaeology, faculty of Philosophy, university of Athens. Specialization in Greek linguistics and History. His fascination for language has led him to purchase job as a free-lance proofreader (books, texts), copywriter and translator. He has also worked in several bookstores as a manager. In 2009, a new job offer occurred, and a new love immerged… The ale… Since then, he savors craft beers only, in his attempt to indulge himself and develop his palate. He has written articles and critiques about beer for some well-known and acclaimed beer-blogs, being one of the main columnists/editors for one of them, for a brief period of time. In 2015, he launched “Get your hops up”, a site in which he reviews quality ales of his choice, along with a friend of his. He is a music enthusiast also, having been involved in some underground rock/metal musical acts, as an amateur, self-taught vocalist. He listens to various musical styles and genres, constantly looking out for new releases, which can evoke emotion of some sort. He’s currently working at Beer Factory, a specialized beer liquor store, as a co-manager, and as an unaffiliated proofreader/copywriter/translator as well, continuing his perpetual journey in the cosmos of music, ale and linguistics, driven by his pathoses.

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