Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Dry Dock with Stephen. Pours dark cloudy bronze. Aroma is bitter earthy hops, with some sweet floral notes. Taste is bitter earthy and spicy hops, sweet maltiness.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this one from the taproom. Lightly sticky sweet with floral and grassy hops, punchy, fairly clean and easy drinking with a light bite. Interesting hop combo but it works...
MrNic (15) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma-Dank, citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, smells like a bag of hop pellets
Appearance-Hazy amber, 1 finger head that sticks around
Taste-Sweet malt, pine up front, citrus, pine middle, dry grapefruit, pine finish
Palate-Full-bodied, sweet malt balanced by hop bitterness, just a little alcohol warmth
Overall-Good ipa, balanced and hoppy, would buy again
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plenty of big hops flavor and still goes down like a dream. Donít believe me? Watch the review here: http://teamchug.com/dry_dock_hop_abomination/
boxofrane (2108) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of pine, floral notes, light grapefruit. The taste is light bitter, sweet orange and grapefruit.
Joakgust (886) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl - Hazy amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, spices, dank hops and tropical fruit. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, pine needles and caramel. Unbalanced but truely a great IPA.
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A largely hoppy beer! Citrusy hops, karate kicking your nose.
The huge bitterness is immediately apparent when ingested. I could stand with a bit more malt sweetness, but still very good when in the mood for something less sweet when on your hop quest. Well done.
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Started as a 3 oz taster, progressed to a pint, then ended up a growler. I canít believe this is rated a 78 on the site. You people bitch about IPAs not being hoppy enough then you score a hop monster like this low. This is a crystal-clear, straight up hop bomb. Everything from grapefruit, pine, mint, just whole-hearted real hop character saturates this beer. Malts donít get in the way. This is one of the most blatant overusage of hops Iíve tasted in Colorado and it is glorious. Very clean, very unbalanced, but sure to satisfy a hophead.
Okay, I just wanted to note that my initial tastings of this were from draft. I have since purchased a few six packs of cans, and I have to say that itís not nearly as good. I canít put my finger on it, but the hop character isnít as clearly defined and thereís a hugely bitter finish without the full depth I get when I have this from tap. I have never before experienced such a consistent discrepancy between tap and can. I still drink Modus Hoperandi and Hop Notch all the time, but Hop Abomination just isnít the same. So I retract my calling out of all you who rated this poorly, but I am leaving my initial score to reflect the draft servings.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Davidsonís liquor. Pouts orange with a very thin khaki head. Has some solid pine notes on the nose. A couple of solid grapefruit notes on the nose. Solid!
ajtrupp (245) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is how an IPA should taste if it has the word "hops" in the title. It should have punch-you-in-the-face level hops. This beer does just that.
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