Despite being dedicated to a guy who wandered the Valley’s Chinatown Mall making unsolicited attempts to heal the ailments of strangers, Valley Hops points out that its Herbalist IPA has no healing qualities. Whatever you feel when consuming one, it’s probably just the alcohol.
In fact, the beer is a straight down the line West Coast IPA with no herbal properties to speak of. Pouring a golden orange, there’s weight to the body, which carries some caramel and biscuit qualities. Pine, citrus and a touch of tropical fruits come through and a decent bitterness is there upfront and lingers for a while.
- West Coast IPA