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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Specially brewed for Illinois, Hopsoulution Ale is a German Double India Pale Ale with a dark amber hue brewed with Premiant and Smaragd hops bringing a heady hop aroma to a malty base, rich with caramel & toffee notes.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Batch #9920. Really glad Bellís brought this one back again. Was amongst the beers that marked the return to IL. They suppposedly changed the hops for the 2nd batch. So Iím curious as to if this follows the 1st or second recipe. Billed as a German IPA, if Iím correct. -> [A] First impression is a nose full of caramel. Maltiness. A whiff of honey and slight wood sets in. A pleasant candied citrus fruitiness follows up. Some cherry. Slightly subdued for a beer billed hopsoulution. Aroma seems to boast sweet malts. Nothing bad about a malty DIPA. [A] Fine looking amber, with a slight haze. Head is whitish, with no lasting head, yet capable lacing. [F] Flavor is sweetish upfront, with orange peel, and caramel. I could also pick up some brown sugar, wood, and darker malts at times. Not the palate killer I would expect from a D/IPA. Nor the beer I had fond memories of. [P] Drinkable, overall. Smooth, medium-full mouthfeel. Balance is there, although I woud lke this to lean more toward a hop bomb, or even have a little more bitter period, for that matter. Yet respectable. [O] I saw this priced between $11.99 and $14.99. I definitely donít think Iíd deem it worthy. $4.59/bomber wouldnít be bad. But I bought the whole 6 at the low end. The beer is nothing to complain about. Yet I donít feel itís anything to write home about, either. This and the 25th anniversary were kind of a let-down for me.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4211) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit and some pine. Clear gold with a rich white head. Grapefruit, light pith, caramel and malty sweetness. Mellow and easy drinking. Very easy drinking with subdued flavours and nice balance,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. amber orange pour, fuller bodied. malt rich IPA, orange marmalade, caramel malts & medium bitterness. decent but needs more hop oomph

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jstonerock24 (135) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma is strong caramel with a bit of citrus. Flavor is very basic not one of there better IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (475) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Sweet and crisp hoppy. Light and fresh crisp smooth a bit id lemony ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Local Option. Poured hazy orange with white head. Aroma very resinous. Same taste. Light carb med bod.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Churchkey during DC Craft Beer Week. Thanks to solidfunk. Poured a golden orange color with a medium white head. Citrus notes, some pine. Decent, balance, toffee, pine. Okay, but no Two Hearted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Not quite where two hearts is but I has that one first fresh from the source. Citrus pine and decent malt backbone. Very drinkable. Tap at Churchkey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 3, 2014
Draft. Pours a golden orangish color. Aroma and taste are grapefruit, citrus, and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (594) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Draft: A bit disappointed with this one...not that its not good, itís just way maltier than I was hoping for. It still has some of the nice grapefruit in it, but itís mostly bready and earthy. Good, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (329) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Tap pour into tulip glass at Sheffieldís. Definitely a good looking copper color which complements a sweet aroma. Some citrus notes throughout but Iím getting a healthy amount of sugar too. Fulfills all of the requirements of a double IPA. Really like how this finishes. Not overly hoppy but enjoyable. Almost too run of the mill for me which will prevent it from scoring really high. A tasty choice but Hopslam is preferred.


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