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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Hopulent IPA is a big beer with lots of complex malt flavor and excessive hops. This beer will have changes to the grain bill and seasonal hop changes. The character of Hopulent IPA is over the top, too much of everything—a real HOP HEADS DELIGHT!


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Sampled on Draft (Nitro). This was a very nice surprise with the alcohol well hidden. It really seems like a session beer until you have had a pint. Worth a try if it is available in your area.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a ream head. Citrus and floral aroma.with light pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with malt/light caramel and floral notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock (427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
Nitro tap at Neon’s, tasted on December 19, 2012. Intense piney/citrus/hop aroma, dark gold/amber hue, large head, creamy texture, creamy bittersweet flavor that’s appropriately assertive, but...I’m not the world’s biggest nitro fan. Still very worthwhile if you find it served that way but I’d like to try it "unnitroed", so to speak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2190) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap at YardHouse meridian. Cloudy deep orange. Nitro white head that looked like whipped cream. Big bitter and malty. Lots of hop bitterness and decent hop flavor. The nitro adds a nice smooth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
Hazy tan, silky head. Nice floral bitter nose. Creeping presence of co-humulones, but balanced and appealing. Nice bitter-floral Centennial-esque hop underpinning. Some hop pellet attributes. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
Clear copper pour with good thin layer of offwhite head. Sweet caramel and piney resinous hop profile. Bottle might have been just a little old, which seemed to have mellowed out the hop punch just a bit, but overall, Pretty damn solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (181) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber. Pours a deep orange gold color. Thin white head leaves some spotty lacing. Light aromas of pine resin & caramel malt. Taste is more promising. Piney resin, light citrus, and a bit of sweet caraml maltiness. Medium bodied with some lingering bitterness/sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (536) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
Botella de65 cl en el lúpulo. Octubre de 2013. Floral y bastante lupulada con toques ligeramente dulces afrutados. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol. y sensación pastosa en boca. Color ámbar anaranjado y bastante turbio. Bastante buena, para repetir sin problema.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2017) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is strong with pine and cat piss. The taste is more of the same. Strong, bitter pine set in an amber malt base. The palate is full and smooth and the carbonation is soft. Finishes medium in duration. Overall: Not thrilled with this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (422) - - MAR 23, 2014
Cedar version. Mild floral nose, then mostly pine and herbal hops, unpleasant dry finish. Not my thing, too dry on the palate which does kill most flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; release #83, bottled 12/2/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, floral, grass, light pine, bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hops with a fair amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, citrus rind, light peach, pine, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of crisp citrus rind/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, citrus rind, light peach, pine, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with light-moderate malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and very sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. All around good complexity of citrus/tropical hops with light-moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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