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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Why would anyone name a handcrafted IPA after Thoprock, the notorious heavy metal festival in Belgium? Just how hard do the hops rock? Are they turned up to 11? Can you handle the shredding? Will it make you cast aside your clothing and dance naked in a field?


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barn0216 (396) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Cloudy copper amber pour, thick off-white head. Grapefruit hop aroma, sweet flowers. Taste roasted malt, grain, yeast, alcohol and a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a hazy golden with a thick two inch head that leaves behind pretty lacing. The aroma is fresh floral hoppiness, a bit of detectable bitterness and a nice backbone of mildly sweet cracker malt. Nice balance in the nose. The taste is the nose, clean fresh floral hops paired nicely with a lightly sweet cracker malt. Additionally, there is a bit of honey and citrus fruit in the flavor. Nice subtle character. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation and a dry slightly bitter finish. Nice solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Not a full-on, over the top IPA, but it has some good qualities and I really thought of it more as a wannabe double IPA, because of the abv and the malt character. Gentle hop nose, with a flavor that was less enjoyable. (tap at the Happy Gnome)

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
750mL from PortableParty, C&C.. nose is substantially better than the taste, nose is hoppy and bold where the taste is malt forward and fairly balanced, very fresh this would be a good IPA

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. Brown/orange pour with a tan head. Citrus, grapefruit aroma and hops. Tast is malt, bitter, and well balanced. Good beer. Great with Salmon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
This is an interesting one. Pours a beautiful orange color with puffs of white head which retains itself well. Smell is on the malty side, with a bit of spruce-like pine notes. The taste brings out more of the hops, resinous and slightly fruity. The malt is nice, but it lacks much of the belgian character I was expecting. On the whole, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
750ml bottle from mtjoseph, thanks Mark! Pours a cloudy, orange-amber colored body with a big, two finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing throughout. Aroma is citrus-grapefruits with some sharper, soapy pines and a medium sweet caramel backing. A few florals and a dry earthiness as well. Flavor is similar. Grapefruits and other citruses up front with a soapy pine resin and some floral fruits. Medium sweet caramel balances and lets the hops take the forefront. A bit of an earthy spice towards the end as well as light mix of sharper and sweet grapefruits. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with a nice earthy spice and soapy pine citrus balanced with a light caramel. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a slightly lively, soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Lots of citrusy hops well balanced with a light caramel. I like the slight spice kick to the hops in the finish. Easy drinking, no hint of the alcohol, and enjoyable. Good one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
It sounded so enticing, turns out slightly disappointing. Aroma is citrus, pine and...soap. The appearance is nice - a hazy gold with think off white head that leaves lacing throughout. Flavor pretty well mirrors the aroma. I was hoping for more hops, even some yeasiness, but I get citrus, resin and soap. A bit heavier palate. I hope for more from their other varieties.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5660) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle @ Dans place, Denver. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, peach, citrus, honey. Taste is malty, fruity with peach and citrus, booze. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly alcoholic finish. 070312

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
I taste a lot of alcohol in this, though I imagine it is amplified by the hop combination. Aroma is similar... Its a ’medium’ beer in my book.


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