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Beach Brewing Hoptopus Double IPA

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RATINGS: 40   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (559) - 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 (309) - 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 (345) - - 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 (2187) - 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 (7638) - 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 (8025) - , 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 (1868) - 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 (807) - 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 (3584) - 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.


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