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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Hop Dam has been a long time in the works, and its design required us to build a large stainless steel hop dam for our kettle, just for this beer! It was worth all the effort, because this beer is extremely hoppy and very satisfying, using 50% more hops than our Mean Manalishi Double IPA, which was voted Best Double IPA In The World by the US Beer Tasting Championships. Hop Dam is 10% alcohol by volume, and really hoppy, with a bitterness level that is very high but refined and therefore refreshing – its like kissing a hop!! Along with all the standard hop additions, it is also mash-hopped, first-kettle-hopped, and dry-hopped!!! Hop Dam is a 100% American-style IPA, dominated by the top-rated, assertive and refined Amarillo hops, along with lots of aroma and flavor from Columbus, and Cascade, and the wonderful Summit hops – the very special dwarf hop plant picked by hand, and sought-after for its great flavor and aroma. These hops work great together, and make Hop Dam TRIPLE IPA our new standard for hoppy beers!! It will be available for only a few months, so get Hop Dam while it lasts!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Certainly not living up to the hype or price. Assault on the palate not what I'd prefer in an ipa I enjoy my bitterness but I'd like some hoppy aroma with it too. It's almost like I swallowed resin after the initial malt sweetness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
onceblind (4512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
hazy copper with a thin white cap. The aroma has a sharp earthy pine nose with some lemon rind and a wee touch of cherry and bitter caramalt. The flavor is just sharp and hoppy, not really acidic but dry and very bitter with dank leafy piney hop flavors and bitter citrus notes. Not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Rated on 8-19-2010 (Bottle). This beer forms a medium sized very fizzy off-white head with a short retention, hazy orange, copper body, fizzy carbonation, and a ring of lacing. The aromas are caramel malt, citrus, pine hops, fruity, spicy, and alcohol. The taste is moderately bitter, alcohol, caramel malt, citrus, pine hops, and a hint of clove. The palate is sticky and aggressive. This beer is medium bodied. This is a beer for the hop heads! It is a sipping beer and worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermearjay (33) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle into Teku glass. Beautifullllllll dare I say any more? Strong sap, pine, spicy and some citrus coming through. Sticky, warm, spicy, malt coming through, nicely bitter feel ramping up as it lengthens with a slight burn, accentuated by the beechwood bacon, burger liberally sprinked with tabasco. Extremelely nice triple IPA, would like to compare with a fresher bottle though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (2293) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Alex! Completely opaque, light-copper & swampy brown; muddled, murky, & topped with a sightly off-white cap that retains surprisingly well. Aroma is super sweet & super malty up front; caramel, toffee, & residual sugars with hop notes taking a back seat... Sticky citrus, pine, & florals. Warmth just brings out more malty sweetness, including mild notes of butterscotch. Taste is just as expected, malty to the core; caramel, toffee, sweet toasted bread, only with some lightly citric & earthy hops buried underneath. Sticky, coating caramel malt aftertaste. Far from undrinkable, but even farther from what I want my DIPAs to taste like... Way too much malt & sweetness, not nearly enough hoppage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tap, hope and pie. Cleavr reddish gold with a thin off white head. Aromas of pine, resin, spice and light citrus. Flavor is pine resin, spice, and light citrus. Medium bodied, lingering bitter pine resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle .. . deep orange yellow .. medium sized head, lacing is solid .. . dirty sap and pressed leaves .. . mild mouth for the abv, decent but would love a fresher bottle .. . . homeless

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (654) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Choice City Butcher. Appearance: finger of slightly off-white head, lasts, dark straw yellow, clear. Aroma: floral, light bread, resin. Palate: light-med body, bitter lasting finish, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Taste: bitter bitter and bitter. Overall, it is a triple IPA, so you are not looking for balance here and you do not get it. Very good for what it is, could not drink a pint of this I do not think, but very memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twgordon (39) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
With it's almost mild aroma, I was initially nervous that this was another hop bomb. Further from the truth I have rarely been. First bite is ultra bitter hops, with a smooth finish usually reserved for your standard IPA. If you're a bitter, hop fan this is a beer to try. Bomber to glass. Color is great, very little head. At 10% abv, this hopaholics dream will sneak up on you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1896) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle - slightly hazy amber colour with large off-white head. Aroma has citrus hops, pineapple, pine and malts. Similar in the taste, full bodied, smooth. Very well balanced with a very nice and long bitter finish. Well hid alcohol. Excellent.

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