Firestone Walker Brewing
(Paso Robles, CA)
"We’re not sure if it’s a coincidence or conspiracy, but numerous “old school” American hops begin with the third letter of the alphabet, including Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Crystal, Comet, and Columbus. Our C-Hops pale ale is a tribute to these classics—and to our own Pale 31 heritage. Accordingly, C-Hops is a modern throwback, balancing assertive hoppiness with a full malt middle."
Pretty much as advertised. Big hop presence balanced by the malts. Lots of citrus. Gets a bit hollow at the finish though.
It's good, drinkable with a lower ABV.
ABV 5.5%, 59 IBU