Beer Tasting Kit

Become an IPA sage by tasting four different hops and noting your impressions using Dave Selden’s kit.
created by

Dave Selden


created by

Dave Selden

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Secrets of Hoppiness

When you love someone, you want to know everything about them. The same is true if your beloved is beer. Dave Selden, who sports a beloved hop vine tattoo, created this kit so you can taste and learn more about IPAs and other hoppy beers. Just pour four ounces of a brewski (mass-produced, non-craft beer is ideal) into one of the two specially shaped tasting glasses, add a few drops of the hops concentrate you want to try, and taste. Write your impressions in the tasting journal, which has a "hops flavor wheel" (with choices like "bitter," "floral," "citrus fruit," etc. on every page). Soon, you'll be chit-chatting about "lupulin glands" (the flavorful parts of a hops cone) and "piney notes" with the best of the beer nerds.

Four single varietal hops concentrates included:
Azacca®: notes of tropical fruits, especially mango and pineapple
Chinook: big-time pine and citrus aromas
Centennial: earthy, floral, and some citrus
Columbus: citrus and spice, dank and/or herbal

"I have a hop vine tattoo covering most of my right arm," says bigtime beer geek Dave Selden. (We could stop his bio right here, obviously, but let’s continue.) Born and raised in Iowa, Dave went to art school, detoured through journalism school and finished college with two degrees in three years. The first job he landed was in Portland, Oregon, and he’s been a graphic designer, mostly in advertising, ever since. "After hours," he says, "I did what most people who work in advertising do—I drank. And then I blogged about it." PR firms began inviting him to "beer events," and he needed a way to keep track of his tasting notes after trying over a dozen beers in one night. He put his visual skills to work and created a beer tasting journal. Are you surprised that a guy with a hop vine tattoo made one especially for IPAs and other hoppy beers? Neither were we.

Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
glass, paper, hop concentrate
16" L x 11" W x 4.5" H
Store concentrates in a cool, dark place. Glassware can be washed in the dishwasher with mild, low aroma soap for best use.
Kit Includes:

- Two tasting glasses
- Four 15ml vials of USA-grown hop concentrates
- Two tasting journals
- Pen
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