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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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?


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of bnielsen13. Slightly hazy, orange appearance with a big fluffy, off white head. Somewhat floral, somewhat earthy bitter hoppy, a touch boozy aroma. Fairly bitter, soapy, floral hoppy, toasty malty flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Tap. Clear rich orange pour with a small soapy white head. Nose of citrus and grapefruit. Medium palate. Taste is citrusy with mild hop. Nice brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5957) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Amber in color and even keeled all the way. There’s a bit of a hoppy kick, but the body could have a little more oomph. (#5699, 8/31/2014)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus, apple, bubblegum, faint grapefruit, and grass. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) amber with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that fades to a thin film within a minute or so. There’s a good amount of webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a some light-moderate fruit and a touch of caramel. Some bubblegum notes and banana come into play in the middle. The finish has light citrus, grapefruit, and floral notes. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3671) - 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)

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3235) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft at pig & fiddle. Fresh aroma that has some cask notes. Frothy , off white head with cobweb lace. Hazy, almost murky, dark amber. Somewhat dry and somewhat ordinary. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Golden liquid with a pillow of rocky white foam. Full aroma fruity and herbal bits of celery and melon. Slightly sweet creamy feel. Little bit of alcoholic heat oily fusel. Very subdued Belgian esters. Very nice


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