From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their latest collaboration beer “Hop Attack! Fresh Hop IPA” made in conjunction with Chris Sartori of Sartori Hop Farm in Chilliwack BC. Like all fresh hop beers this beer was made with hops that were picked and brewed with in a very small window. With Hop Attack the brewmaster Julia Hanlon was able to brew with these fresh hops less than 6 hours after picking. The beer pours a copper colour with a white head. The aroma is citrusy, grassy, herbal and finishes with earth. The flavour is of citrus, honey, herbal, grass, caramel, sweetness, mild bitterness with a dank and oily finish. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with and IBU of 50. This beer does a great job to hold its own against other fresh hopped beer that are being released right now locally. I just wish that fresh hopped beer had more of a West Coast IPA feel but that is just my preference. Make sure to pick up a few bottles asap as like all fresh hopped beer you should be drinking it as soon as possible after the release as the hop oils break down over time.