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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Youíll be in Utopia after you taste Hoptopia, a monster of an IPA brewed with double Malt, Double Hops with an ABV of 8%. Itís so BIG, it took two Brewers to brew this Big, Bad Double IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is golden amber with a white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, caramel, and nail polish. Flavor is bittersweet - citrus, floral, pale malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1310) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours amber with two fingers of foamy white head. Lots of pine and no citrus in the aroma. Fairly bitter but not overbearing. Somewhat malty and full mouthfeel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KofC (2) - Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Aroma: I got a lot of pine on this one, with just a hint of citrus behind, and maybe a hint of grapefruit. Very little alcohol on the nose. Appearance: Pours a very clear straw color, no yeast occlusion and a slightly chunky 2 finger head. Minimal lacing. Taste: This DIPA is right up my alley, honestly. Very little of that East Coast sweetness clouding the heavy malt bill. I get a bit of biscuit, and a hint of nuttiness too. The bitterness on this DIPA is just about right too, if not a bit low. The hops taste like what you would expect from the nose, with earthy pine dominating. Bitterness lingers just enough to last until the next sip. Palate: Very close to a West Coast dryness which is surprising from a beer with this high of an ABV. The nuttiness and bitterness sits well on the tongue in my opinion. Overall: Iím a fan of the Hermitage brewery, as I love their single hop IPA series (Calypso in particular). Being from the Midwest, i find this to be an excellent DIPA, as it doesnít suffer from that overly sweet, kitchen sink style of DIPA formulation that so many other East Coast and Midwest DIPAís suffer from. I will definitely buy this beer again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mattyice84 (2) - Ofallon, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Aroma gives off lots of citrusty hop notes like mango, grapefruit and lemon. Good golden color with minimal haze and moderate head retention. Taste is very, very, bitter. Almost to the point of astringency. LOTS of hop bitterness and not as much hop flavor as the nose would suggest. Light Medium bodied, with a slight lingering bitterness and warming from the alcohol. Mediocre beer at best

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a golden/hazy straw color with a small head and leaves some lacing. The aroma is citrus, and maybe some bread. The taste has a hoppy, bitter, sweetness to it thatís really not bad. Thereís some traces of citrus in the flavor and overall itís not that bad as many ratings suggested. Itís definitely no double jack but it sure beats many DIPAís Iíve had. Thereís moderate carbonation and not a bad aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On tap at beer market. Weird skunky hop flavor. Odd sweetness not a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Dank, lemon and floral hops with a good dose of orange citrus. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1294) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a copper color with a nice head that fades to some lacing. Aroma is a mix of grapefruit and pine, with mild malt sweetness and grain. Taste on citrus and pine with some malt sweetness and bit of fruit. Decent bitterness and a finish that is quite dry. Medium body, crisp with a bit of tart. Nice beer but more of an IPA than a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
A deep golden pour with an off white head. Nice piney resin with some citrus flavors and a nice overall hop profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1672) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a beautiful gold, foamy head. Aroma is citrus and pine, flavor matches aroma but has tons of stickiness to the mouthfeel.

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