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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
You’ll be in Utopia after you taste Hoptopia, a monster of an IPA brewed with double Malt, Double Hops with an ABV of 8%. It’s so BIG, it took two Brewers to brew this Big, Bad Double IPA

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22 oz bottle. Amber orange color with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of flowers, rich pine and strong citrus. Unsurprising, for a DIPA, but still nice. Flavor is strongly bitter. Strong pine and grapefruit notes. Nice, sure. Very bitter. Some pine, some lemon. Full bodied, heavier carbonation. This is nice, especially in the finish where it is quite bitter. Nice, finishes long a bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle, from BumDog? Weekend 1. Brassy orange with specks of lace and a low collar. Aroma of deep fried apricots in batter, tinned peaches and Murray Mints. Menthol, Murray Mint, tinned peach flavour with any suggestion of sunbaked coniferous hop deeply buried in honeyed peach, Lipton’s peach iced tea, Chinese deep fried balls in sweet sauce and medicinal lozenge sweetness. Alcohol buried even deeper. An enigma. Sink is having none but IPA doesn’t have to taste this way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sir__v (2137) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 16, 2016
On tap @ Bow Bar, Edinburg - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and ivory white foam. Smell: resin and grassy bitterness, sweet notes and alcohol. Taste: full body with sweet malt balanced with resin and grassy hops attack. High bitterness and resin taste. Hoppy blast. Alcohol finish. Aftertaste: resin, hops, dry bitterness and alcohol. A hoppy blast beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Keg at the bow bar. Pours clear pale orange, nose is crystal malt, citrus, toffee, taste is rich, sweet grapefruit, quite dry, prickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (599) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Very sweet aroma of caramel and butterscotch with a trace of west coast style hops in the background. Murky bronze color with a huge tuft of cream colored foam. Tastes very sweet like the aroma but with more hops. Not bitter, pleasant overall for a DIPA. Thick palate with good carbonation. Not as bad as the ratings would suggest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Keg at bow bar... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee caramel malts nose... Soft sweet caramel toffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
Hazy golden with white head. Cherry, red berries and earth. Sweet, cloying, dry and hoppy finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1796) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Amber colour, long lasting white foam. Very strong hoppy aromas, citrus and pine. Decent malt body, bit of sweetness and heft, but star is hops, quite oily texture, not overly fizzy, decent bitterness but quite a bit of flavour as well. Pine, resin, a little grapefruit. Quite enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5775) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Draft at Tied House. Clear gold, white head and lace. Nice pine, grapefruit hop aroma and flavor. Solid sweetness. Well made. Lighter bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6530) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
355ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy and piney, hoppy aroma with a touch of glue, zesty hints of tangerine and grapefruita sugary touch. Taste is bitter and slightly citrusy hoppy, chalky and mineral notes, some lemon, pale malty background with an almond touch, some cardboard; alcoholic finish. Not much hop flavour, quite papery overall. Not worth the transatlantic crossing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and caramel sweetish aroma with light bread, light - some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit/piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread, light -some tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit/piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel and faint bread, light tropical fruitiness, some pineygrapefruit hoppyness, light - some alcohol. Caramel sweetish and bready DIPA - could use more fruitiness and bitterness to balance 8% alcohol. Nothing really special.

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