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Reaver Beach Hoptopus Double IPA

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Hoptopus IPA is an 8-legged hophead’s dream. Its 8.8% ABV malt base balances with 8 separate additions of hops, 88 IBUs, and a foolishly generous dry-hop to make this denizen of the deep a lupulin delight.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Thanks to Deuce for this. Pours hazy amber gold with a moderate frothy white top. Aroma is pine and tropical fruit with some nice dankness. Taste is a slow hop bitterness of pine and light tropical. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdheredia2 (25) - - JUL 9, 2015
By far the best beer that is offered currently at this brewery. Right from the tap, offered on a flight of 4 has a great balance of flavor and hop. Nice color that is nice full flavor that contains a full taste. I could go back to other IPA’S offered there after drinking this complete beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (816) - - JUN 24, 2015
16 oz can; amber color; nice, piney hop aroma with citrus notes;bitter with lots of resinous piney hops and citrus and herbal notes; dry, bitter finish with lingering pine resin

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
7galo (4) - - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Poured from a very fresh can (3 days old). Slight booze aroma, there is no hiding this beer is 8.8%, followed by bitter hops, crushed fresh pine needles, an almost, acrid, electrical fire like quality. Appearance is hazy copper, thin white head, lingers on the glass. Taste is a double IPA smack down. Huge, bitter hops. Mouth full of pine, booze, bitter, slight hint of citrus. Overall an incredible double ipa

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (661) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice hop smell with some citrus tossed in Appearance- A murky copper color with a thick white head. Taste- A nice hop flavor with some citrus and a little spice. real good Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a dry finish with a hop bite. Overall- A surprisingly good American DIPA. I liked the color and flavor and the can is pretty cool to look at.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (163) - Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March Madness 2015 - Much more of a standard american IPA than a double IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March madness 2015. Beer has a nice hops aroma but the underlying malt is lacking for a double IPA. Still the hops flavor sand malt are balanced although the finish is slightly on the bitter side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (323) - - MAR 6, 2015
Orange pineapple juice just burst out of the can as soon as you pour it. There should be a juice called orange-pineapple-hops. Taste is like a tropical fruit drink. So much pineapple, peach, mango and papaya. Underlying grapefruit and subtle sweet malt. Very dry finish, almost like white wine. I really enjoyed this, I highly recommend it if you’re in Virginia. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2581) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Talk boy can. Poured a hazy orange yellow. Lots of citrus. White head. Juicy with a bit of resin. Nice iipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ohhsnapson (1) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
note: 108 IBUs now. this beer needs some fresh ratings. new recipe, newly canned on 2/4/15. it was mediocre, but hopefully the change in profile will change the current desire and outlook! N - nose is fairly similar, but has a sweeter, more distinct character. you can tell there are citra hops present now. A - murky, dark, almost blood-orange color. average head and lacing. T - is this even the same beer? big bursts from the citra hops jump right out. almost a buttery character - this is all of a sudden a must-have local (read: 757/hampton roads) DIPA, and the only local one brewed often enough. P - not flashy, nothing to dismiss. biting, stinging, no grapefruit though. O - if you’re in VB, you have to get some of this. this went from "meh" to very good overnight. as long as they can brew enough to keep this fresh, i’ll be happy. kudos


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