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Lervig Hoppy Joe 
Posted: 26 July 2015  Beer Republic 8.0 
Lervig Hoppy Joe from Norway With the word hoppy in the name, I expected to be assaulted by the Simcoe, Chinook, and Nelson Sauvin hops. I wasn't.   Hoppy Joe is a rich beer treat not like most beers you're ever likely to be tasting.  
Avg price/liter: USD 9.82   ABV %: 4.7  Type: Ale   
       


Everything in Norway is expensive.  To date, the most expensive Big Mac I've ever eaten was in Oslo in 1989 at $5 -- in 1989 currency!  A youth hostel bed in 1989 in a ten bed dorm was $25.   

Nonetheless, Lervig strikes me as a low budget brewery for a high expense country. You can see it on their cute but adorable labels.  Hoppy Joe, an American red ale or amber style, displays a cute singing dolphin.  The label is anything but slick.  Lervig embraces who they are.       

With the word hoppy in the name, I expected to be assaulted by the Simcoe, Chinook, and Nelson Sauvin hops. Sorry to disappoint. I wasn't.  The bitterness was balanced out well with a taste of what seemed (but surely wasn't) pine cones.         

Hoppy Joe is a rich beer treat not like most beers you're ever likely to be tasting.     If you love dolphins, that's just one more reason to grab a bottle.   

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