5 Seasons Hopgasm
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
HopGasm is Brewmaster Kevin McNerney’s innaugural release at 5 Seasons. HopGasm is a west coast India Pale Ale, bold in every sense. It invites you with a nose far more intruiging than most IPAs. We use 5 different hops, including Simcoe and Amarillo, which gives an incredibly rich bouquet and a pleasurable mouthfeel. It’s a bit over 7% ABV, but a solid malt backbone and a sumptuous aftertaste will make you want multiple HopGasms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2010
Tap, Brown with a tan head. Aroma of musty malts and pine. Flavor of grapefruit. Mild bodied. Huge hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6676) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Draught at brewpub. Really lovely simcoe/floral aroma and excellent hoppy taste. Good take on West Coast style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
On draft from the brewpub. This was the winner of the night from all the beers we tried. Ruby red pour w/ creamy off-white head. Citrus and floral hop aroma. Nice light to medium texture. Strong even bitterness throughout backed up w/ caramel malts. Big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Dark brown-orange, off white cover. Piney, herbal hop aroma, crystal toast. Taste is nicely biter, pine resin, sweet caramel, fruity but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Draft pint at the Prado brewpub. Beauty of a pour ... Deep muddy orange with a solid pile of foam to top it off. With the first whiff, you know the name is no gimmic ... There’s a ton o’ hops jammed in this. Thick and viscuous, this drinks with a punch to the gut, rich with citric hops and a full up malt basis. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Despite its name and as good as this beer is, I don’t believe anyone will reach the ecstacy implied. The key here is the strong grapefruit smelling hop. It dominates the nose and later the palate. The color is a surprisingly dark amber color. Like all of the beers at Five Seasons, this one has a haze to it. This beer is all about the hop; although it is strong, it doesn’t make the beer fall into the "extreme" category. My second favorite of the flight of five.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
On tap at Prado. Pours a hazy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is really great, earthy, citrus, and sweet malt. Solid. Taste is great as well. Lots of citrus hop and simcoe is detectable as well. A very substantial malt backbone. This is one of the best IPAs I’ve had in a long time. Mouth is sticky and full. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours a deep copper color with a tan head. Aroma is some caramel, crystal malt, and citrus grassy hops. Flavor is caramel, crystal malts, and a grassy earthy citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Gee, imagine that, it tastes strangely reminiscent of Sweetwater IPA. I wonder why. Strong aromas of Simcoe and Amarillo are immediate. This is a very pleasureable IPA to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13625) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Draft sample at brewpub -Pardo. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, earthy and small malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met and this is a standout beer.

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