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Bainbridge Island Puget Sound Giant Hoptopus

Bainbridge Island Puget Sound Giant Hoptopus
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (1980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Bainbridge Island. Pours a copper color with white head. Hoppy, piney aromas. Bitter, caramel, hoppy flavors. Doesn’t have great hop characteristics for imperial ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap @ Bainbridge Island, shared with jcnielsen. Pours a clear, burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Goopy, sappy goopy, mild caramel, orange citrusy aroma. Fairly boozy, toasted malty, caramel, tangerine flavor. Thick mouth feel. OK but a bit over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draught at Washington Brewer’s Festival, 2014. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is definitely hop dominant, with some nice floral and resin elements to it. Taste is moderately bitter, but has a slightly sweet finish to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Serving: sampler from tap at Bainbridge Island Brewing Taproom. Aroma: light pine hop. Appearance: small, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, medium-amber body. Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor and lightly bitter, grapefruit and caramel finish with average duration. Palate: medium-full body with dry texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Sample at Über Tavern. This beer is a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium body with a resiny hops character and notes of roast malt and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Nose of pine dank dough and caramel. Pours golden amber thin off white head. Flavors of dough pine dank and caramel. Medium hop presence. Modetate bitterness. Balanced w decent drinkability. A little alcohol shows up here and there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Deep bronze, curdled cream head. Nice piny nose, that immediately transports you deep into the evergreen forest. Flavor delivers on the pineyness without being resiny--which is a nice accomplishment in craftmanship. An impressive first beer from this upstart.

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