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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 it’ll be.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3667) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a moderate white head. Extremely hoppy in the nose, which makes for a great introduction to an IPA. Taste is very bitter and hoppy, just like an IPA should be. Great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
22oz bomber into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a thick off-white head. Great head retention. Has a very citrusy hop aroma along with a little bit of dankness. A little bit of caramel and biscuit malt as well. Taste is a great balance between malt and hops. Great earthy citrus quickly followed by biscuit and toasted malt. No one flavor really overpowers the other and the balance is really outstanding. Bitterness is high and it leads to a crisp, clean finish. Nice full mouthfeel. I am really impressed by this beer. It is not a humungous hop bomb but more of a balanced IPA. Would like to have again sometime.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
julesjis (56) - Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Had this at the restaurant in Ashland. The aroma had a dank smell to it at first, but the first sip wiped all that away! Taste was hoppy, sharp and in your face. Just how an IPA should be!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (590) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1288) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Not a bad ipa at least this batch very bitter on back of tongue not to much for a hop head but probably for others. Pretty pleasant good head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liquidhedonism (68) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 On tap at Caldera brewery in Ashland, OR. Aroma was initially dishwater-like, but then quickly turned to pungent hoppiness. Stingingly bitter taste made the mouthfeel hard to discern. Taste was too bitter, though I could tell that there was a decent malt backbone somewhere in there. I kind of made it sound bad, but it was a decent IPA. I do prefer the sweetness of a DIPA though.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
750 ml - Good India Pale Ale, had the required hoppy nose and malt. Good but not remarkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (710) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Tirador, en Beer Inn Mugishutei en Sapporo, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, malta, muy ligeramente afrutado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Malty, hoppy, tasty. Lots of toffee, caramel and chalky cocoa in the malts. Rich, green and earthy hops. Lots of hop flavors; not biting or bitter. Light grass, flowers and sappy pine. Balanced. Stylistically, not in line with your typical IPA, but it’s still a delicious beer.


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