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Great River Hop.A.Potamus

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Hop-A-Potamus is a double dark rye pale ale made with a ton of pale and six kinds of rye malt for a "full" body. This double dark pale ale is fiercely hopped with a Northwest blend for a stampede of flavor and aroma.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
esoxangler (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2014
pretty good. too malty for my tastes. My brother brought it to me cause he lives in rock island so its a local thing. Dark, almost stouty color. flavor starts off as a stout would, finishes a little cleaner with the flavor of the hops. very boozy, perhaps one of the booziest beers ive ever tried.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
A great beverage. Aroma are fruity citrus and even some tropical fruit. Dark brown pour with off white head and tonnes of lacing. Flavors are earthy and malty. Even a bit fruity. Resinous and pine sap finish that lingers a long time. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OscarFalls (27) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Great rye taste in an ultra dark beer. It's like a midnight trip down the Mississippi under the light of a fullish sort of moon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiff94 (16) - Glendale, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
In a pint can. Pours a dark brown, with a creamy tan head. Rye and hop spiciness dominates the aroma. Moderate roastiness, with subtle citrus and pine flavors. Very creamy mouthfeel, like a cask conditioned ale. Overall, a nice cold weather beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Can sampled at a tasting. From notes. Lots of roasty notes with a little citrus. Interesting combination, but I dont know if it really works.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pour is a very dark brown. I thought I was given the wrong beer at first. Aroma is of slight spice with some hoppyness. Flavor again is of a slight but noticable rye malt with a slight hop. Definalty drinkable but nothing is jumping out at me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ashandari (5) - - APR 16, 2013 does not count
Hoppy, as the name implies, with a hint of rye and citrus. Aroma is a mixture of rye and hops while the taste is sudsy, piney, vaguely sweet, and bitter (in a good way). ABV is pretty high.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2152) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Poured from 16oz can, pours a dark brown with tons of little bubbles, almost like a come, decent tan head and some lacing, aroma is for sure a lot if rye with some spice, just a hint of citrus and hops, the flavor had a soap like front end with a malty finish, the abv shows quite a bit as well, the rye doesn’t really work in this, kind if all over the place.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pint can at Barrel House in Davenport, IA. Pours a deep brown-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is malt forward with a nice rye spice. Solid citrus grapefruits and florals with a touch of bread, hints of roast, and a light pine. Flavor is similar. Malty and moderately sweet with some bread, but well hopped with a nice grapefruit pine and floral hopping. Touches of roast towards the end as this finishes dry with a good amount of spicy rye and a pleasant, smooth maltiness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Malty and smooth, but well hopped with a nice rye spiciness. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (891) - , Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
can to glass received in trade from emeinz. Very nice brew! malty + hop aroma + some roasted aroma great dark pour - ruby brown with big long lasting head. Taste is malty up front with a big pine hop slight creaminess - this is well balanced; thanks eric!!


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