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Hop Federation Double IPA

Brewed by Hop Federation Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Riwaka, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, some caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3937) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma is perfumey and floral, with resin, light citrus, light tropical fruit. Taste is mild fruit sweet up front, followed by a rich pine bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydian1 (1346) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 26, 2016
500ml bottle (Lot 606, BB 3/17). Hazy deep amber with a foamy cream-white head that reduces to a stable film. Pungent fresh green hoppy aromas remind me of an early morning walk in a damp pine forest with incongruous apricot, orange, grapefruit and mango trees nearby. Also a decent biscuity malt base. Taste is piney hops and grapefruit up front with a sweet malt presence on mid palate and a substantial lingering resinous dry hop bitterness to the finish. Medium-full body, lively mouthfeel, ABV consumed. An excellent hop-packed US West Coast-style DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
2nd July 2016
Hazy amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is smooth and mildly dry, good fine carbonation. Smooth creamy sweet malts, touch of caramel. Juicy hops - ripe orange, orange peel. Pine and hop spice. Resinous tropical fruits. Trace of blackcurrant - maybe Pacific Jade? Light finish Juicy and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8361-20160525] Bottle. Fruity orange peel grains aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a foamy white head. Grainy heavy orange citrus wood flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-25. Lightly hazy dark orange-amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is hoppy, lightly resiny and green hops. Mild malt base. Flavour is nicely fruity, melon and tropical fruit, good amount of bitterness, moderate alcohol. Mild caramel touched malt base. Lemon peel in the aftertaste. 7+ Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3+ 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle from Hop Federation, Riwaka, NZ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14011) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at Alehouse Project, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney hops upfront, with some stone fruits and dry biscuity malt. Flavour is very fresh, with loads of piney hops upfront, a touch of fruitiness and bone dry biscuity malt. Loads of pine on the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (164) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 500ml Bottle. As soon as I started pouring the beer the aroma was in my face. This is exactly what I expect from a double IPA. Pours a deep gold with little head. It has a strong malty flavour nestled with undertone hops characteristics. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UjoKlobasa (542) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Orange color, hazy liquid, no head. Floral, honey, clove and spice aroma. Very complex beer. And very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2015
Good head amber pour mild to medium carbonation aromas stone fruit malt citrus flavours strong bitter rind of citrus taste apricot grapefruit biscuit balance is a problem very bitter DIPA slightly spoiled the finish if not for the bitter a pretty good ale pity some good hop tastes but the bitter a bit strong still an okay DIPA

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