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Altamont Beer Works Hella Hoppy

Altamont Beer Works Hella Hoppy
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
“Hella” is a NorCal thing, and when used, is a sure tip-off that you are from Northern California. A classic “West Coast” Double IPA; clean malt flavor, hop flavor forward, without all the bitterness. Hella hops are used throughout the process to bring you intense floral, citrus, and tropical notes. Smooth and clean, not bitter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours amber/gold with a white head. Aroma of floral/spicy/fruity hop. Med body. Flavor is floral/spicy, with some mixed fruits. Probably with citrus. It’s not dank, but it has something rather similar. It’s really tasty, and finishes towards bitter, but not very. Never noticed any heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Should be called Hella Boozy, clearish copper color with small white head. Notes are booze, sweet malt, agressive hops, and residual sugar. Glad that I just tried a sample of this booze Bomb ipa. Let’s keep it under 8 folks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours dark golden with off white head. Nice lace. Smell of sweet hops. Taste is Hoppy but not overly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap @ Altamont Beer Works. Clear golden orange pour with white foam. Very sticky, dank hop nose. A lot of grapefruit, orange, honey, and pine. A bit of weed, some body odor funk, blue cheese, and herbs...in a good way. Flavor has a hint of sweet orange and peach, but otherwise there is just a ton of pine. Some juicy, tart grapefruit and a bit of funky herbs and what I can only describe as blue cheese. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8001) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours orange amber with a decent off-white head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a very bitter caramel malt flavor with a citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
essjay (18) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 On tap, 20 oz pour at Counter Burger in Fremont, CA. Tight head, low carbonation. Very hoppy as to be expected. Clean, citrus taste; no malt at all. At 9% ABV this packs a wallop, but is in no way taste tainted by the high alcoholic content. Highly recommended, but as only available on draft you will have to search for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap @ 10 East - After having their Ganja Juice IIPA, this was right behind it and for me a better attempt at an IIPA. Definitely more hop-foward with a clean malt bill, not overly sweet in any way. Grapefruit rind in both the aroma and palate. A kiss of caramel sweetness to keep it from being hop tea. Perhaps a bit one-dimensional but I hella liked it. There. Since I’m from California and we all say "hella"...I guess I had to use it here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2014
On tap at The Hop Grenade
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is pine and fruity. Taste is fruity, caramel and pine resin
Nice, clean and tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (3900) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3 finger cream head. Golden really nice appearance. Very crisp. Dank pine with apples. Insanely bitter. Lots of sweet crystal malt at the finish. Very piney and a touch of allspice and cloves

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Sampled on tap at ale arsenal. Thin head and light orange. Smooth drinking with a bit of after taste. Really nice hop palate though. Smooth and refreshing.

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