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Belching Beaver Hop Highway IPA
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after California’s Highway 78, this India Pale Ale was brewed in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the city of Vista. With plenty of Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight, Southern Cross and just a tad bit of Nelson hops, our latest IPA is truly sessionable. Aroma’s include grapefruit, passionfruit, and citrus.


carboloader's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Dank hops and a whole lotta citrus. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple. A classic West Coast (San Diego) style IPA to me. Less pine and more citrus than some of its brethren.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2631) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
From a bottle. Pours opaque amber with a thick, bubbly off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like caramel, grapefruit hops, booze, nutty. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, nutty, boozy, grapefruit, and citrus hops, resin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3864) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/amber with frothy off-white head. Aroma is tangerine, orange peel, floral notes, light grassy spice, and bready malts. Flavor is rich grassy and floral hop bitterness, some citrus esters, faint sweetness, and lightly toasted malts. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Keg at the North Park taproom, 15/11/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is juicy hops, grapefruit, pine, citric peel, melon. Taste comprises grapefruit, pine, soft bread, melon, bitter orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid enough IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (123) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Rather strong, and actually dominating hoppy taste. Noticed some citrus but not enough to make this beer dynamic enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2528) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Très juteux, tropical, mangue et fruit de la passion spécialement avec corpulence parfaite pour une buvabilité hypertrophiée. La faiblesse de l’amertume fait vraiment exploser son coté juteux, très solide.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2015
22oz bomber pours with a hop hazed deep gold body that supports an off white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up mango, smooth malt sweetened tangelo and clementine. The taste starts with soft malt sweetened mango and clementine and a bit of tangerine. It rolls slowly into more and more citrus hop bitterness that reaches only a modest level. Pretty nice but this bottle might be a bit on the old side.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1085) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a vibrant yellow color with a cittus and hops aroma. Lots of citrus and grapefruit flavor. A good minor bitter typical IPA flavor. The bitterness disappears quickly leaving a clean water film on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours an amber color with a nice head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Taste has some bitterness up front with some pine. Touch of malts on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5222) - Utah, USA - OCT 21, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Pours clear straw golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral, grapefruit and oranges. Taste is sharp citrus, grapefruit, floral, dry finish, some grape tannins
A nice, tasty IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1466) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours very slightly cloudy straw with lots of foamy head and lots of lacing. Nose is pine and maybe some garlic. Flavours are pine, grapefruit, some garlic some five-alive. Taste medium bitter light sweet. Body is a bit on the light side with lively carbonation. Nice beer.


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