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by Jerry Hall.
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Nashville IPAs.

Nashville IPAs - Black Abbey Five Points, Tennessee Brew Works Cutaway Rye, Yazoo Hop Perfect, and Fat Bottom Knock Out, photo by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • It sort of has a ring to it. The IPAs could be the next team in Nashville and now there are plenty of locally brewed players. I recently poured four readily available local IPAs to take a close-up look and taste side-by-side.
  • All four are excellent and they are more similar than different owing to the distinctiveness of the hoppy and bitter IPA style. Yazoo's Hop Perfect was the most different of the four, with its brighter lighter appearance, it's the least malty and has a more grapefruity hop aroma. Tennessee's Cutaway is a bit maltier than Black Abbey's Five Points and Fat Bottom's Knock Out. To say which is best would depend on mood, food, package preference, and availability. I picked Five Points this tasting, for its refreshing balanced hop character and the 12 ounce can format, but it could have been any of them on another day.
Nashville IPAs - Black Abbey Five Points, Tennessee Brew Works Cutaway Rye, Yazoo Hop Perfect, and Fat Bottom Knock Out, photo by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Black Abbey Five Points. Citra, Amarillo and Cascade hops. Late hop additions. West coast style. 5.6% ABV. IBU-94. Local price/6-pack 12-ounce cans: 11.
  • Tennessee Brew Works Cutaway Rye. 6.0% ABV. IBU-70. Local price/6-pack 12-ounce longneck bottles: 11.
  • Yazoo Hop Perfect. 5.7% ABV. IBU-NA. Local price/6-pack 12-ounce bottles: 8.
  • Fat Bottom Knock Out. Cascade and pacific jade hops. 5.9% ABV. IBU-80. Local price/4-pack 16-ounce cans: 7.
Nashville IPAs - Tennessee Brew Works Cutaway Rye, Yazoo Hop Perfect, Fat Bottom Knock Out and Black Abbey Five Points, photo by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.