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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (65) - Christchurch, - APR 8, 2012
The color is almost black but when held to the light its true clear mahogany identity shows through. The snow white head lingers momentarily before being swallowed by the darkness beneath. Aroma starts like a traditional Roggenbier with lots of rye right off the bat but then the hops kick in and take it to another level of complexity with the citrus and pine playing a nice accompaniment to the rye. An astringent bitterness starts the flavor but rounds out to a northwest hop profile with a dry rye character keeping it grounded. The finish is dry with a lingering astringency. This is much more bitter than your typical pale ale and is closer to what I would call an IIPA, though no one style captures the entirety of this beer. A for originality and C+for execution.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - 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 (1843) - 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 (47) - 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 (17) - 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 (2732) - 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 (3295) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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.


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