McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 62 of 140: Hopline Bling Double IPA was one of six beers I sampled at Lucky Staehly’s Pool Hall, in the basement of the hotel, one of eleven venues for eating and drinking on the McMenamins Edgefield property in Troutdale, Oregon, on the eastern edge of the Portland metro area, on the 2016 summer solstice. According to the brewer:
“You know when we have that Hopline Bling, it can only mean one thing: there’s an aggressively-hopped, golden-colored monster of a double IPA on draft. This nearly-nine-percent-ABV behemoth was hop-bursted in kettle with a slew of hops like Citra, Simcoe and Centennial and finished with Falconers Flight pellets in the dry-hop addition for a blisteringly-tropical, citrus-hop character. The body was lightened with a touch of brewer’s sugar to keep the mouthfeel fresh and crisp, while Munich malt and flaked barley balance the hop assault with lighter bready notes and a nice fluffy head.” Measurements: 8.8% ABV • 60 IBU
This photo is originally from the album McMenamins Edgefield Pub Crawl 2016 (opens in new window).Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article A McMenamins Edgefield Pub Crawl.