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Häffner Bräu Hopfenstopfer Seasonal Special Ale

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Brewed by Häffner Bräu
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bad Rappenau, Germany
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chopper925 (200) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange-brown, lacing white head. Full Aromas of grapefruit, citrus and mandarin. Sweet to bitter taste, well balanced. Medium texture and a light carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet malt and more citrus. Great IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (575) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Tap at Hopfenreich. Pour is amber with a foamy head, aroma is fruity, sweet, mango. Taste is fruity, pine, sweetness, minimal bitterness. Good

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (3264) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at home in a trade (forget who...sorry !)Hazy mid amber, sticky full bodied, slightly savoury, red berries, pine notes quite warming and boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2014
The head is ok, body red. It smells fruity, yeasty, hoppy-creamy, peach. It tastes hoppy, aromatic, creamy, fresh-peachy, bit sweet. Good!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (726) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle @ home - Color: hazy amber beer with medium carbonation and big ivory head. Smell: caramel, grassy and hoppy nose. Aromatic hops. Taste: nice hoppy taste with caramel and good balance of malt. The bitterness is not so strong and the balance of malt is good. Aftertaste: malty and wet bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
# 3473 ersma: „quad hop craft beer“ steht im untertitel. da weiß man ja etwa, was auf einen zukommt. und amarillo, citra, cascade und chinook sind auch ne klare ansage. orange-bernsteinfarben, leicht trübe. mittelstabiler schaum. der geruch ist süßlich-fruchtig mit zitrus, mango, etwas tannennadel. dezenter als erwartet. der antrunk ist bitter und ebenfalls fruchtig, zitrus und mango. die mitte wird bitterer und fruchtiger, nun gesellen sich auch beerige aromen hinzu sowie harzige anflüge. der abgang bringt zunehmend malz mit, so dass das ende ausgewochen herkommt mit abnehmender bitterkeit. die flasche - naja. fazit: von den aromen habe ich mir deutlich mehr versprochen. das bier ist zwar einen monat vor mhd, aber die aromen sollten bis dahin ja optimal vorhanden sein. dennoch gut trinkbar, mehr aber nicht. 9, 9, 9, 10, 6, 9 - 9,00

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2014
from Bier-Bienne - dark amber-orange beer with particules floating within; little foam left; aroma of chewy apricot marmalade; full-bodied, light sticky ; a fair bitterness, light dry and long fruity hoppy finish (peaches, apricot)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2612) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvsn. Hazy amber with white film. Fruity, mango puree’ aroma, bitter, hoppy taste. Medium-bodied, long, fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2014
bottle from getraenke oase. clear amber with a small but lasting head; synthetic watermelon aroma; grainy with decent citric bitterness and a touch of earthy spice in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (449) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Amber, hazy body, with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma of citrus, strawberry, passion fruit, pine, caramel. Taste with about the same aromas, with a biscuit backbone, also some bubblegum. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes a bit flat, bitter-sweet, fruity, malty and with some pine. Nice one. Good aromas and good balance, but overall it lacks the last bit for a great DIPA. A good beer nonetheless.


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