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Hop Hooligans Crowd Control

Brewery: Hop Hooligans
Country: Romania
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) You probably felt the undercurrent. The timid, squeamish whisper of something new, slowly but surely coming your way. It will not bring you false promises, like short-term bursts of delight and brief moments of pause from your daily toils. It will creep into your brain, hijack your senses, turn you into an addict and ultimately ruin you. In time, it will roar and thunder, and the cold, lifeless broadcast of the daily routine will be forever silenced. Not the usual type of cheap manipulation, but rather something that earns your appreciation. The best kind of Crowd Control. Achieve hop bliss.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 21st February 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy straw golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, pineapple, melon, kiwi, grapefruit, and lemon zest.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, melon, pineapple, with a lightly bitter finish, grapefruit, citrus rind and lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable easy drinking NEIPA with good sweet and bitter balance.