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RATINGS: 211   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
A nice double IPA. Loads of pine on the aroma. Taste is not overpowering. Kind of medicinal bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1803) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Wow this is one hoppy beer. Lots of pine and body odor in this one. Both in the aroma and flavor. Long lasting hoppy finish. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ColovianTrader (294) - - OCT 10, 2014
Great blend of floral and citrus hops, caramel, lemon, light tropical fruits and biscuit. Crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Tap. Pours dark gold, white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of grassy, floral, citrus hop, biscuit. Taste is bitter, citrus, biscuit, caramel. Palate is soft, slick, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought nice fleshy orange and grapefruit, some slight pineapple into a bit of mango, some caramel, biscuit, slight spicy hops as well, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of bitter grass, pine, some orange, grapefruit, hints of caramel, toffee, finishing fairly bitter, pretty piney.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Misty, soft orange pour. Pungent and aromatic peach and guava aroma with a floral, soapy snap. Soft, buoyant, and alluring. Balance is taut in the flavor where german hops offer a subtle grassiness against the high-acid fruitiness. Wet caramel mouthfeel; well attenuated but lacking for airiness and crisp texture. The subtlety and abnormality of the hop presence is aesthetically interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Sampled at ABR. Bright orange pour. Foamy white head. Fruit, citrus, and pine resin in this one. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4482) - 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 (5987) - 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 (142) - 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.


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