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Beach Brewing Hoptopus Double IPA

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (258) - - 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 (2024) - 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 (7348) - 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 (6585) - 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 (7108) - , 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 (1694) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike5326 (660) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Poured from a tap. Golden orange color, white head. Fruit and hops smell, slight citrus as well. Sharp and crisp IPA flavor. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3240) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
22 ounce bomber thanks to a co-worker, poured aclear golden orange color witb aromas of citrus, lightpine, some caramel and acetone. Flavors are citrusy-piney, with some sap resin. Decenr DIPA, drank both bottles he gave me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Hazy orange pour with massive lacing. Really nice tangerine nose, fresh citrus hops. Taste is very bitter, rindy, dusty, dry. No cheese or stale candies. Straightforward DIPA that is not too cloying/sticky or cheesy/stale. Perhaps too dry in the palate/dusty. Fiancé rating : 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1217) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Growler at the brewery This was purchased to enjoy with crabs from Wickers Crab Pot Seafood in Cheasapeake and our son. The color was a clear copper with large bubbles in the head. The aroma was of resinous pine. The pleasant bitterness dominated the ale. The alcohol was well disguised. The cabonation was soft but the finish was smooth with a nice lingering bitterness. When at the Beach visit this small brewery. Truly they started in their home and now have a thriving brewery. Kristen MacDonald was hostess and could not have been nicer.


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