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Big Shoulders Hopapalooza IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 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 (404) - 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 (204) - 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 (2628) - 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 (8186) - 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 (3307) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pint pour at Flo & Santos. Poured a clear orange-yellow color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of hops, grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rhsiung (880) - USA - JUL 9, 2013
on tap @ Howells & Hood. the food (fried oysters and corn) was more interesting than the beer. did they looz the hopz?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Had it on tap at Owen & Engine (a gastro pub in Logan Square Chicago). Poured a clear amber hue, a light aroma and a thin head and light lacing. It has a very bitter dry hop taste.

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