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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This beer gets its name from the Hopunion Hop Hash nuggets - pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line, then boiled for 90 minutes in the kettle. According to the brewer, this has never been done before! Premium 2-row, Great Western Munich, Crisp 60L and rolled oats comprise the grain bill designed to carry this load. Fermented warm using American Ale yeast to bring out the fruitiness, the resulting beer is designed to be a surprise on all fronts. Even the brewer has no idea how hoppy itíll be.


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baraciisch (1672) - USA - AUG 9, 2013
Absent aroma... Clear amber in color... Toffee, metallic flavor with fruity notes, off rotten hops... Not impressed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (580) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Poured from bomber 7-11-12: This one has great pine resin flavor. Great hops aroma. Light brown in color, moderate head. 9.5 BD; Joek 9- great aroma from dry hops.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - AUG 2, 2013
On draft at the brewery. Little aroma. Taste of hops starts with a burst but quickly dissolves to a vaguely bitter then dry finish. Meh.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BoostIPA (1182) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours way, way darker than Iíd ever like to see an IPA be. Aromas of butter cookies, nutmeg. Taste is sweet and sticky gingerbread and dirt. Fuck this dumpster juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Draught. Orange with white head with coating lacing. Full fruity aroma. Flavour is midway between an IPA and a Cape Ale. Very good and satisfying. Seek this out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Deep robust amber, bronze and copper coloured body with a hint of brown and a thick, five centimetre tall tan head - beautiful! Aroma of fresh hops, earth, malt, apples, pears and a touch of metal - not so much hops though. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with a hint of alcohol, some light fruitiness with a lot of caramel and toffee sweetness and a hint of earthy and herbal hops - not much at all though. Overall, a decent beer - more malt than hops and showing some good complexity from fruit and sugars more than hops. Nice to try, but not as good as I had hoped bringing it back home. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$4.15 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 15-June-2013.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Smells hoppy, floral and a little yeasty. Looks amber, dark amber.Thin white head. Hoppy as fuck with a bit of barnyard tart feel. Heavy heavy. Good but hea-vy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber, smells like an amber, and tastes like an amber. Not impressed for itís style. There is a slight hop bite, but really this doesnít represent a west coast ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bit of a gusher. When it finally calms down, it pours golden copper, with a nice sizey white head. Big citrusy aroma, with a bit of honey and caramel Flavor is hop forward, which is to be expected. Dry, woody finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
22 oz bomber thanks to Matt: Pours a nice golden yellow with a good white head. Aroma of grapefruit and other citrus hops. Nice mellow IPA with a good bitter finish. Nice dry aftertaste of grapefruit that lingers. This one is a palate wrecker though as the flavor really lasts after you are finished drinking. Good example of a West Coast IPA but could be just a bit more sprucy and sweet for my preferences.


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