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Atwater Hop-a-peel
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 118   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A frontal assault on the American IPA style that features not only the classic American Cascade and Chinook hops, but two of the new “Super Cascade” varieties in both the kettle and in the dry hop. Dried and ground orange peel is added to the whirlpool to deliver a citric bittering that sets HopApeel apart from the masses.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2197) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark orange amber color, thin white head cover, sheets of lace. Taste is solid malt that adds clear citrus hops on the swallow, both sides drifting to a long finish. Straight-forward, but easy to drink, and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Pours a cloudy amberish gold with a white head lasting long enough to satisfy any. Complex medium bodied aroma of earrth, citrus, malt and dense twig. Mellow on the palate with flavors of malt, citrus, earth and floral hops. No aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (616) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 9, 2014
clear and dark brassy orange, with fairly well-sustained orange tinted, cream colored foam, leaves a bit of lace; the aroma is pretty juicy citrus, honey, a bit of alcohol; tastes of honey,copper, and orange rind; It’s a rock solid IPA. Full flavored, full bodied and I view the higher abv as a plus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange peel, grass, bread, some honey, vanilla, nice lemony notes as well, hints of slight spice in there as well, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, nice orange, orange peel, bitter earth, spice, touch of vanilla, finishing fairly bitter. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (845) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours from 12 oz bottle a slightly hazy brownish orange with eggshell head that dissipates into a light, sticky lacing. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, peach, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and slight herbal earthiness. Flavour is initially bitter but with a bit of a toasted malt and burned toast backbone. The citrus really comes through in the finish, with lots of grapefruit, some orange, even lemon with hints of field grass popping up. Dry bitterness dominates the end. Fair enough beer I suppose.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigBeer45 (1265) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Champanes, this ale poured dark orange-amber with a hint of brown and made about a fingers worth of faint off-white bubbles, it left some spots and partial rings of lacing on the sides of the glass, the aromas were toasted malt with some orange and dark fruit that resembled faint raisin, a little caramel with a dark bread sweetness, and it had faint citrus hops, it had flavors of generous toasted malt with some dark fruit, a little orange and lemon, and a lot of toasted bread sweetness, the finish had a little bitterness with grapefruit citrus and a lot of malt sweetness and fruit trailing, the mouth feel was light medium with soft to average carbonation, it was a little creamy on the tongue, this beer was a malty IPA without much hops, disappointing as a IPA drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1382) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours orangey copper with a bit of a white head. Lots of spotty lacing. Aroma has light citrus, pine and some caramel. Taste is of sweet fruits, bitter grapefruit, light pine and some resin. Eventually, underneath, some toffee malts and some woodiness show through. Medium bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes tangy and bitter. Shrug? Detroit water? 13.3

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (5037) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, toffee, fruit, candied orange, and a touch of grapefruit. It pours a transparent amber with a two finger orange tinted off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. There is a good amount of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and light candied orange. The finish has moderate grapefruit, lighter pine, and light bitter orange peel. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, I don’t like caramel in my IPAs.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (4671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12oz bottle. Unfiltered thick red-orange body. Steady off-white/bneige head. Not much of an aroma. Big, caramel thick sugary old school American IPA. Not bad, but not really good in any way either. Pretty drab. Crystal malt overload. Very glad I didn’t buy a six pack.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3969) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle: Clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is bready and grainy....orange. Taste is orange-peel, caramel malt. Dull, heavy bitter. Ok...but not very lively...or well balanced.


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