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HopDog BeerWorks Horns Up Rye IPA

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Brewed by HopDog BeerWorks
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
South Nowra, Australia
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Hops. Flames. Flames. Hops. Did you get all of that? Good. Horns Up Rye IPA is a no holds barred India Pale Ale, chockers full of the best hops New Zealand and the US have to offer, all riding on a solid malt backbone with a hefty serve of malted rye to deliver to your taste buds the Lupulin kick youíve been craving. Big pungent hops on the nose followed by hop flavour and bitterness cascading over the tongue with malt sweetness and biscuitiness from the rye. This IPA finishes strong and dry with a lingering bitterness that just goes on, and on, and on like a screaming heavy metal guitar solo, and an after taste that reminds you that youíve just had an awesome hoppy experience, like the ringing in your ears after a decibel shattering concert. Horns Up!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (192) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
330 mil bottle from my brother via Olinda Cellars hop resin aroma nice Amber colour tastes is much like the aroma ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
Extremely large head just like the black sunshine, very piney aroma. Nice bitterness, good malt balance. Not as balanced as it could be hops wise, nice none the less.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (275) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Light, cloudy gold with big, frothy white head with heavy lacing. Huge hop aromas of passionfruit and lemon blossom as well as a touch of biscuit toward the end. Big bitterness up front with resinous mouth feel. A solid malt backbone provides a gentle sweetness throughout. Flavours of grapefruit and pine dominate, although there is just a touch of biscuit and malt in the mid palate. Great beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (261) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle into a tulip.

Pours a lovely clear light golden with a finger of creamy white head.

Nose is very tropical with some citrus. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit, mango. Thereís also just a hint of that rye spiciness.

Taste is a light malt sweetness on the attack, some pineapple and citrus on the mid palate, with a really distinct pine and grapefruit on the finish along with just a hint of spiciness from the rye. Thereís also that biscuit note that I love in an IPA. Bitterness is not out of control, and body is pretty light with good carbonation.

As it warms thereís a little bit of a vinous note which is pretty interesting.

A pretty good effort.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (893) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
330ml bottle. Browny orange amber colour, foam off-white head and aroma of passionfruit, pineapple, hop resin. Taste is malt & rye with an earthy spicey hop resin bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
Not a lot of rye, more of a aggressive, heavily hopped IPA. Cloudy straw yellow color. Good bright white head and nice lacing. Nose is lots of tropical fruits, pine and grapefruit. Not a lot of malt, some slight sweetness and that is ok. taste is sweet tropical fruits, pine, grapefruit and then touches of pepper and spice from the rye. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Full of resin and oil. Dry fruity finish. A bit disjointed but a hop bomb

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle pours hop hazy yellow gold with light off white head and lace. Aromas of cat pee, citrus, pine and grass. Body medium light. Loving the Battery acid lupin hit of citrus and pine. Finish is tropical fruit. Hoppy!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (859) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
(Bottle) Hazy golden amber with good off-white head. Wonderful aroma full of fruit - peaches and orangey citrus - and sweetness. Well carbonated (a bit too carbonated when pouring) with medium body giving a smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Taste starts fruity and sweetish then the rye malt flavours come through before a very good hop filled bitter finish. I nice richer IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
A 2011 bottle that swayed the norm by tasting extra fresh when I finally got around to cracking the cap. Another excited to meet me brew from Hopdog, but I must say that once it settled in the glass it was a devilishly alluring ale indeed. Two inches of rocky, snow-white foam atop a sunny, yellow gold body with good clarity and radiance. Notes of strawberry liqueur, bubblegum, peach and pears in fruit syrup; in fact a veritable fruit punch of aromas waft heavily from the glass. Initial spice excites the palate; rye malt comes across nicely. Very long in the finish with a heady amount of herbaceous hops; all piney, weedy and hinting at vine clippings, camphor, eucalypt and mint with a drenching citric bolt. Well rounded with a backbone of toasted grains, rye and granola. Firm body with racy carbonation. Vinous as it warms; the citrus becomes fuzzy under a lot of tart berry notes and a touch of pineapple. Overall quite dry with a sharpness and aggressive bitterness that works well. Very much the fun to drink ale I secretly hoped it would be. Lip smacking good stuff! (33cL, Bottled Noví 2011, Freo Doctor, Fremantle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (180) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2012
Ooh, ah. Isnít this a special IPA? From the moment it pours all cloudy and dark into the glass, the experience of drinking the Horns Up is a beauty. The aroma is surprisingly dry for an IPA, with few floral notes to speak of - this sure isnít an APA derivative. Predominantly I smell biscuit, honey and citrus, but itís neither grapefruit or lemon - I canít quite put my finger on it. When drunk, a smooth malty (is it the influence of the rye as well) blanket spreads across the tongue before the dry hops descend and rip down the back of the throat. Refreshing, tart and delicious.


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