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Beach Brewing Hoptopus Double IPA

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (646) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
A little muddled, especially the flavor, but fairly pleasant overall. Big n sticky, but nothing to really grab your attention besides some bitter geapefruit. OK.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
teromous (33) - - AUG 22, 2014
From the can: 06/03/14 (so just under 3 months old?) I will also mention that the can states 108 IBU’s versus the 88 claimed on the page here. Appearance: Hazy medium shade of gold. Small but creamy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma: Lots of citrus with specific notes of tangerine and orange. The aroma is fairly muted but it smells a lot like orange juice. I’ve had this beer before and while the aroma is not as pronounced as it was last time, it is markedly improved in the quality of the nose. Taste: It has a nice clean taste to it. There is a wash of bitter grapefruit up front followed by nothing but bitterness. I don’t pick up any malt or alcohol flavor. Just bitterness really. It’s pretty one-dimensional. Palate: The palate for this beer is just right. It is dry and bitter but not harsh or rough feeling. The bitterness cleans up the palate nicely. Overall: I think this is a beer that does bitterness very well, but greatly lacks in the strength of aroma and the hop flavor. It could be that the can is too old (3 months?). I probably wouldn’t buy it again unless I could try it on tap or a can within 30 days. Right now it just doesn’t offer as much as much as other double IPA’s.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A hoopy aroma of citrus, predominantly grapefruit. A good looking beer, caramel coloured, with a well laced white head that lasts for sometime. A strong taste of grapefruit and grapefruit rind. An oily finish with a lasting bitter palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
From a tap into a snifter. Fruity aroma, very hoppy to the taste. Grapefruit, pretty predictable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (349) - - JAN 19, 2014
On tap as a flight at tapped in Virginia beach. Good beer overall. Pours a cooper orange color with very little head. Medium carbonation medium body. Definite floral and citrus on the palate. Finishes bitter as a DIPA should. Good example of the style. Seems a bit strong after some mellowed brews at yvbc but would stand up to spicy fare

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12/14/2011. From bottle. Dark amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas with pine, citrus and floral notes. Alcohol is showing through and so are the hops. Very bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-16. Crisp orange body with a small frothy off-white head. 3+ Aroma is hoppy with a sort of leafy green hop character, light fruity citrus. 7+ Flavour has moderate bitterness throughout, muted citrus and leafy green hops. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. 3+ Okay, the hops are a bit greener than my preference. At Campground Brewdown.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a hazed orange amber. Soft musk, citrus, funk and sweetness on the nose. Musk, fuzzy yeast. Big bitterness, quinine and long grapefruit. Musky and bitter on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Growler at Brewdown. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of pine, caramel malt, peach and citrus. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1899) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap 4 oz. flight sample at the Beach Brewing tasting room in Virginia Beach, VA. Clear, with maybe a hint of haze, copper-orange with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, melon and caramel. Taste of powerful grapefruit, lemon, orange and caramel. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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