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Hollister The Pope IPA
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
On tap at Hollister. Pours with a small white head over a clear golden orange body. Aroma of somewhat dank hops and citrus. Taste is spicy hops, with pine, fruit and florals. Medium carbonation and low residual sugars.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2010 On tap at the brewery. Wonderful IPA with nice piney aroma, nice bitterness, and enough malt backbone to back it up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 A nice hoppy delicious beer. Subtly sweet malt backbone, but the hops really shine through. Big in the aroma - grapefruit and pine - and smooth in the finish. Not a harsh bitterness at all. Golden/amber in color, nice frothy head. Re-rate in 2011 - this one really is a fantastic beer. If you can get it during happy hour for only $3, it is an absolute steal of a deal. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Draft @ Pizza Port - Carlsbad. Pours a bright, golden-orange color; mostly headless. Solid amounts of earthy and citrus bitterness in the aroma; clean, crisp hop aroma with a very light malt core. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of dense earthy, citrus, and grapefruit bitterness; solid, chewy hop character with light astringency, if any; solidly hoppy, clean, tasty IPA. Lengthy finish: lasting tongue-numbing bitterness, light astringency, light malt core of candy sugar and malty sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On-tap at PP C’Bad. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a moderate white head, good lace. Smells nice. Clean citrus hop scent, slightly bitter with some caramel malts as well. Tastes citrusy sweet, orange and grapefruit. Slight caramel malt in the background. Mice, clean and sweet but bitter. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Draught at the brewpub. Dark gold color with a sticky head. Really fresh hoppy aroma with plenty of pine and grapefruit. The flavor is pretty dry and hoppy with a definite pine leaning quality. Medium body. Quite clean and drinkable. The dryness mixes with an up-front hoppiness that demands your attention. Well done. 3.7. Rerate for cask version: I*ll give this a bump for flavor, as the cask conditioning seems to harmonize everything, maybe due to the great mouthfeel that softens the hops. Maybe I*m freaking out? Anyway, I*m loving this lately.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
On tap at Pizza Port. Clear golden amber with a creamy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Earthy pine and herb taste with a mild bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
On tap at O’briens. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber body topped by a thin to medium thick, off-white head with some lacing. It’s slighlty sweet and malty with a nice hoppy balance consisting of pine and grapefruit notes as well as some apricot. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
On draft at O’Briens. Arrived a clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Rich caramel and toasty malts in the aroma, with bold hops to balance, piney, fruity and citrus. Flavor of bitter, astringent fruits, lemon, tangerine and red grapefruit, malts are biscuity and balanced (surprisingly with none of the caramel detected in the aroma), leading to an herby and astringent finish. Medium to full body and gentle carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
(Draught) Pours a clear golden amber body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and light pine. Flavor of grapefruit/pine hops and caramel malt with a moderately bitter finish.


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