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RATINGS: 69   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerathon (1491) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
This is an IPA? Tastes like a mildly hopped amber, has that appearance too. Atwater has regularly let me down with their beers, mostly misses. Some bread, stale hops, caramel, muted citrus. I don’t care for it at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (791) - - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Strong orange citrus aroma with light notes of pine and floral hops. Pours copper colored with a large off-white head with good retention and very little lacing. Starts with quite a bit of orange citrus flavor with light hop notes. Finishes very dry with pine resin and floral hops quickly overpowering the citrus to a bitter resonating finish. Decent IPA, but the finish is a little astringent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2891) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. Bottled 5/14. Pours a medium, ivory, well retained, tiny bubbled head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, amber (SRM 10) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus, light cereal, minimal esters, balance to the hops.....taste is slightly sweet, with floral and honey notes, no toffee/caramel, no esters, pine, resin, citrus notes including orange and tangerine, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol, high carbonation with light acid. This is a soft IPA, with relatively gentle hops. This may be due to an older age. Alpha acids tend to drop earlier than Beta changing the profile of the bitterness. This bottle is almost English in style rather than American. It is quite good considering the age. BJCP 8/3/16/4/7

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
UncleKorm (1030) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle poured a hazy dark orange hue w/ a thick medium sized tan lasting head mild sweet citrus aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are bitter rind, pith, and a metallic finish. Full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 29, 2015
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized light tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent brown orange colored body and a spiderweb lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The sharp mildly vinous clean mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. The semi-sharp flavor contained notes of bitter Vienna malt breads and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8283) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
Draught at the Gordon Biersch, Detroit Airport. Clear mid-brown colour with no head. Mild sweet caramel aroma with a mild piney notes. The flavour is resiny and piney hops, quite strong bitterness and sweet caramel maltiness. Soft carbonation. The bitterness stays. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3064) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2015
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Burnt orange and clear appearance with a lacy, white head. Moderate hop bitterness with orange zest, other citrus fruits, hop spice, light floral notes and light pine. Minimal malt sweetness with a crisp feel. Solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (308) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy orange/amber, two finger off white quick head. Some lacing and retention. Aroma of orange and pine. Taste is bitter with some caramel sweetness Medium bodied, highly carbonated, resin/slick mouth feel. Finishes bitter and long. Tasting notes of orange rind, pink grapefruit, spruce, caramel and aromatic herbs. Not a bad beer here! I like it.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cousin_Larry (500) - - APR 13, 2015
Aroma is almost a caramel hops. Orange peel gives it a nice orange rust color. Flavor is nothing but hops. Orange aftertaste numbs the bitter hops a tiny bit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (220) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2015
This smells a bit like soggy Capn Crunch. The color is a murky, pond water brown with a large off-white head. So far....not promising. It tingles on the tongue. Back of the mouth feels like warm bread. There is a hint of pine, but citrus to it. The very back end taste does have an orange rind feel. I do not think this is one that sets the beer apart from the masses. It is an ok beer, but there are just too many other better beers out there for the same price point.


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