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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Hoppy Poppy IPA is identified by its intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. The brilliant appearance and dry texture of this IPA is reminiscent of a fine Santa Ynez Valley chardonnay and is the Master Brewer’s favorite vintage.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (250) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
22 oz bomber from whole foods santa barbara. this beer was everywhere on tap during my week in santa barbara, which makes sense because the brewery is in a nearby town, in the santa ynez valley. i would give this beer’s name a "5" but unfortunately names are not on the rating system. perhaps they should be added? there is so much competition by good ipa’s in california that it is easy to give this beer a "good but not great" rating, which is what i give it. that is not to say that this is not a nice hoppy citrusy ale, because it is. a very "drinkable" ipa. very dry, as others have noted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (927) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2015
On tap at the taproom. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is hoppy, marmalade. Taste is bitter marmalade, pineapple, maybe melon. Oily mouthfeel, a bit of a boozy kick towards the end. Uh, this one’s interesting and unusual, but something about this bothers me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
Bottled. Nose of orange, peaches, malt, a bit of chocolate and caramel. Dark orange. Bright stone fruit flavors, sweet, biscuity, fruity. Full and malty. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4066) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 20, 2015
Golden amber. Danky, hoppy, some cinnamon and marmalade note. Wow. Interesting stuff. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap at The James Joyce in Santa Barbara. Pint glass. Copper or golden orange. Nice sweet hop aroma with some hops playing into the equation. Taste is a good hoppy and pine with a subtle sweetness that feels well balanced. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Resin at the finish. A good local option.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (633) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap at James Joyce in santa barbara. Light copper with white head. Pine resin aroma. Well done clean hop flavor throughout. Decent finish. Pretty good ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, and cereal into nice orange, grapefruit, slight piney notes into a hint of grain. Taste is a mix of grain, biscuit, bread into nice orange, pine and slight resin, touch of yeast finishing slightly bitter, dry. They do their hoppy brews well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8326) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle sample at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden with a white head. Nice hoppy aroma with citrus and a bit of tropical fruits. Citric hops flavor with light maltiness and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2143) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Taffy’s pizza in Santa Barbara

Light gold pour, modest head. Pineapple and citrus nose. Pepper and citrus flavors, amply hopped but not overly aggressive. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2792) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Fad: Taster på bryggeriet. Orange klar øl med fint skumhoved. Duften er lidt subdued uden den store humle som man ellers kunne forvente frisk fra bryggeriet. Smagen er igen kedelig og ensidig men bestemt drikbar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1834) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Fairly straightforward single IPA. Nice hop presence, mild pineapple fruit, and a good bitter finish.

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