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Reaver Beach Hoptopus Double IPA

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (153) - 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 (251) - - 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 (2480) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Hazy orangey yellow color with a nice white head. Big citrus hops, grapefruit, malty, and a mild floral aroma. Hops and citrus bitterness, mild sweetness, malty flavor. Big IPA but not to heavy. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Draft pour at Novemberfest 2014. Poured a dark golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma was plenty of resin pine notes, some grassy notes. Light hops. Flavor was bitter hops, pine, herbal. Some booze comes through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Sampled at a Halloween party. Thanks Shep. Cool looking can. A big hop blast here that was vegetable, pine, grapefruit, and citrus. A nice malt base definitely holds its own with the hops. A big beer and it brings a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1397) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Really nice dips golden color smooth and full mouth on tap at Leesburg public house

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7867) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2014
16 oz can. Bottled on 09/17/14. (Grape & Gourmet) Virginia Beach, VA
Clear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet malt, cookies and mild hops in the aroma. The flavour is very bitter, resiny and grapefruity hoppy and alcoholic. Harsh one. Bitterness stays.


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