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Big Shoulders Hopapalooza IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
They say most of your taste comes from your nose. Hopapalooza IPA, has a unique combination of aromatic hops that fill your senses with citrus, grapefruit, and pine, and enough bittering hops to get your mouth watering. A clean finish leaves you ready for the next sip. Malt: 2-Row, Maris Otter, Vienna, Crystal Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Glacier, Mt. Hood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (549) - FRANCE - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle in Chicago-- Pours hazy pale amber with thin white head. Nose is grassy hop and honey. Aromas are skunk, citrus, pine and honey. Oily texture, average carbonation. Nice bitterness. Long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Horrible ipa. Should be classified as a Belgium Ipa. Has that banana fruity flavor with an unbalanced malt backbone. Finishes fruity and sweet. Pours a nice cloudy orange color. Had at home out of a bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home watching playoff basketball on the last Sunday of April. Appearance is a cloudy golden brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malt and spice, rye, doesn’t smell like an IPA. Taste is strange, lots of off flavors going on and this doesn’t taste much like an IPA. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
prandlesc (1) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
Rather disappointing. I think this is Big Shoulders’ flagship brew. It smells good, and looks okay - but that’s where it ends. The flavor is just okay, and the mouthfeel is poor - really watery. I’ll avoid this one going forward.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (724) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
甘い感じのIPA なんだけど、&# 地元なので、&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miggle (249) - Fürth, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Brown red color, no head. Fruity aroma of rasberry. Bitter in the beginning with a sweet ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2926) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
On tap at Pour Phil’s Shell Bar in Oak Park, IL. for this year’s Tale of Two Parks Pub Crawl. Dispensed to a shaker showing a hazed, golden hue, a frothy, soft white head with fair persistence, and good cling to the spots & strands of lacing. The aroma was a subtle nose of fruit sweetness, some citrus as grapefruit & orange, and a hint of resin. Light to medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste contributed moderate, rindy, hop bitterness with some lingering quality, and fair malt to smooth a bit. Drinkable, but not that expressive to wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9168) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Nice dry and bitter ipa, it is missing some of the tropical and cistrus punch i would like but its good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (4063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Underwhelming IPA. Poured from draft at beer bistro. Clear orange with loose white head. Kind of dank and skunky tasting. Citrus and orange peel notes. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pint on draft at Beer Bistro, Chicago. Sweet and hoppy aroma. Really foggy orange with a white foam rapidly disappearing on top. Mild citrus flavor, tame in general. Light to medium bodied. Easy drinking but a little watery and unextraordinary.

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