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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Hop’Solutely is deep copper in color, brewed with Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo, Summit and Tomahawk Hops. It has a complex grapefruit hop aroma which is followed by a smooth malt flavor. Hop’Solutely comes in at a whopping 11.5% ABV with 74 IBUs.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drunken_Monk (1) - Orlando, USA - JUL 22, 2013 does not count
I tried this once when I was in PA. I never forgot the hop explosion that summer day. I ordered a case and now I'm recreating 4th of July in my mouth over & over & over. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2181) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle at the BNA 8 party at World Cafe Live Philadelphia Lightly hazy with aromas of onion mint and alcohol. Light citrus and pine with onion garlic and licorice flavor. Decent DIPA but the flavors clash a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (788) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2013
(Bottle). A medium golden complexion with thin white white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. The intense hops are balanced in flavor and gain in sweetness in the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ringmaster (2) - Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
Amazing aroma, as if I just dropped the hops into the boil. A nice crisp palate, with a slightly bitter contrast in this surprisingly light-tasting 11.5%.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kabonski (24) - - APR 14, 2013
Great beer. Very crisp, smooth, and easy drinking. The aroma is amazing! At 11.5% it is surprisingly easy drinking. I will most definitely be buying this again. ---Mr. Dizzle

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 1/29/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a hazy dark amber color overall. I intentionally poured this one with a large head in mind - and ended up with a three finger offwhite head. Retention is actually pretty good for 11.5%, and once it recedes, it leaves consistent, thick-looking spiderweb lacing on the glass. S: VERY fruity. There are dark fruit notes from the alcohol (very much in a rum raisin expression), along side dank orange, melon, and cannabis notes from the hops. Seems to be very sweet, too. Not all of the aromatic notes featured are great, but I love how bold the nose is, at least. T: Due to its age, I’m reviewing it as a barleywine, not a TIPA (aren’t they really one and the same anyways?) It opens very sweetly on the tongue. Lots of orange, grapefruit, melon, lychee and sweet caramel malts will soon give way to a light pine and black pepper past the midtaste. Its finish is somewhat alcoholic, earthy, and even a bit leathery. Weed-like characteristics pop up once it warms sufficiently. The booze character is still rather strong - so for that reason, it’s hard to drink. On the plus side, it has a good level of depth so as to not bore the palate. M: The booze is felt quite readily throughout the mouth and stomach. This is due to its dry nature on the finish and aftertaste. Breaking up the dryness is both an accumulating syrupy linger and resiny hop quality. Admittedly its lack of delicacy and mildly harsh nature renders it taxing on the palate after a while. O: Not the most beautiful or elegant beer by any means, but just like a sledgehammer, it gets the job done. I doubt this is anywhere near as good as PtY (as one of the testimonials on the website says), though having said that it’s a worthy offering. Basically, if you liked Founders Devil Dancer, you’ll probably like this too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1320) - Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Strong grapefruit and floral aroma, pours a clear amber with just a small ring of white head. This is a punch of grapefruit hops, with a touch of caramel barely subduing it. Long bitter finish, with just a hint of alcohol heat. This is a solid IIPA for hopheads.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3334) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit, other citrus fruits, pine, malt, caramel, and some alcohol. Nice balance. Hides the alcohol pretty well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear light/medium amber color. Unique initial hop aroma. Unique hop flavor. Good tasting for an 11+ abv. Unique beer. Worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Crystal clear golden-orange body, moderate sized creamy white head with soapy lacing. Nose is mostly grapefruit with some resin and pine. Traces of crackery malts. Flavor is more resinous but grapefruit is still dominant. Medium bodied with gentle carbonation and pronounced bitterness in the finish.


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