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Great River Hop.A.Potamus

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
On tap @ Radio Maria. Surprisingly dark reddish amber, off white head. Spicy and malty, bready yeast, caramel, hints of raisins, a kiss of soft fruity hops. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1580) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Thanks to drowland for share. Excellent rye DIPA. Maybe he only rye DIPA I've had. Murky Amber. Hops and rye bread in aroma and taste. Pleasantly balanced. Dank, piney, and spicy. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
12/29/14. 16oz can from the Milan Hy Vee. Deep brown amber pour with a nice enough khaki head and good lacing. Nice hop aroma, fruity, a little dank, pine, a bit of spice. Rich flavor, rye coming through quite a bit, definitely hitting me as rye bread, hoppy, dank a bit, fruity. Surprisingly tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3316) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
÷extreme canned bÆst of a rew offered via flair. sweet prune juice, raisins, figs. fig newton offered. taste brings for some soft fruity rumcake booze notes cut by a dry resin pine hop presence. like a hopped up dark barley wine. nice body. booze somewhat welcome component to this beer. don’t really care for any of the parts of this beer (bitter resiny hops, booziness, fig newton/ prune sweetness) but together this highboost beer is somewhat chugeable. better than expected. closed.extreme canned bÆst of a rew offered via flair. sweet prune juice, raisins, figs. fig newton offered. taste brings for some soft fruity rumcake booze notes cut by a dry resin pine hop presence. like a hopped up dark barley wine. nice body. booze somewhat welcome component to this beer. don’t really care for any of the parts of this beer (bitter resiny hops, booziness, fig newton/ prune sweetness) but together this highboost beer is somewhat chugeable. better than expected. closed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
esoxangler (100) - 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 (2341) - 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 (52) - 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 (20) - 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 (2912) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3533) - 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.


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