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Beach Brewing Hoptopus Double IPA

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (178) - 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 (5038) - 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 (5063) - 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 (1372) - 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 (7353) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Location/Date:Can split with Dave on 10/11/2014.

Appearance: Pours dark orange cloud.
Aroma: Piney aroma.
Taste: Medium bitterness, piney.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: First Beach Brewing brew. Enjoyable, a nice bitter DIPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Can pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose has a lot of orange peel and pine, some candy, some soap. Flavor is sweet, candy, honey, orange, pine, soap, a little herbal. Full bodied, bitter finish. Finishes a little tannic too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6539) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5654-20130816] Bottle. Fresh piney hops aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter resin hops flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8-
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Thank you, Haley for the can. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute, light speckled lacing stuck around the glass nicely. The smell started off with a big blast of grapefruit, orange peel and pine that led to a somewhat resinous behavior to the aroma. The taste took the citrus flavors to town and amplified the pine a bit. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a slick resinous aftertaste that led to the same kind of finish. Overall, this was a very good offering that I wouldn’t mind having again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - 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.


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