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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
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 you’ve 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 you’ve just had an awesome hoppy experience, like the ringing in your ears after a decibel shattering concert. Horns Up!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (595) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle - excited to get out of the bottle, pours hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is a mix of floral hops with a hint of citrus, little bit resiney and some sweet malt. Taste is dominate by the hops, citrus comes through stronger. Finish is dry and flowery. Palate is dominated by the carbonation, which needs toned down a wee bit. Decent, beer not over done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1506) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
330mL bottle from Slowbeer Bit of a gusher - eventually pours a billowing head atop a hazy orange body. Nice hop-driven nose - citrus rind, grass, tropical fruits, spicy, toasty, doughy malt undertones. Lively carbonation, full body, with a sort of slickness to it. Reminds me of orange-passionfrui juice - some grass & spice in the background. Firm bitterness, dry oily finish. Pretty good, slightly ruined by overcarbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (368) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
On tap at Hopdog beerworks tap takeover at the Durham, May 2015. Pale amber pour, hoppy IPA with a bit of that spice from the rye and a slightly harsh bitterness. I preferred their mystery hop ipa but this was a solid IPA itself.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1155) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 12, 2015
330ml bottle (bottled 12/14) into pint glass. Massive dense pillowy white head crowns a clear light golden liquid. There are heaps of hoppy aromas with grapefruit, oranges and pine needles to the fore with perhaps kiwi fruit and white peppers in there as well. Palate is substantially bitter and hoppy but balanced by a robust malt bill (reinforced by the use of rye) so that it comes together very well. There is a touch of Belgian-style yeasty spiciness as well. The bitterness lingers long after the swallow. This is on a par with Feral's Hop Hog for Australia's finest APA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezwebb (7) - - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
Punchy slap in the face hops with a lingering bitterness - beautiful looking with a consistent head

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (710) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Plonk (December 2014). Dark orange-amber, frothy off-white head, rich caramel and citrus aromas, some peppery/spiciness, solid resiney/piney hops, medium-full body, quite thick texture, long resiney bitter finish. Great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (344) - 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 (403) - Sydney, 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 (457) - 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. There’s 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. There’s 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 there’s a little bit of a vinous note which is pretty interesting.

A pretty good effort.


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