Hops in the Bottle

Amidst the detritus on FaceBook, you sometimes run across images that make you look twice or, in this case, three times.  This image is one of those….


The Grand Canyon Hop Bomber IPA has a little plastic container with hops in it.  Marinating in the bottle.  The brewery calls it a flavor bomb and it is filled with cones of Cascade.  How this would effect the beer probably depends on how long it has been stewing.  Should it be opened as early as IPA’s normally should?  Or can it be aged a bit longer.

Maybe one day, I will try one and find out!

2 Replies to “Hops in the Bottle”

  1. A hops tea ball. I wonder at what temp it’s added and like you, how long it’s been in there? You over steep a tea and you get a bitter muddy tasting mess. Wouldn’t it be the same with hops? Or in this hop crazy environment, the taste buds are so impregnated/dulled it wouldn’t matter.

  2. I would come down on the side of mess. I think you would really have to buy this and drink it at the right time for it to work.

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