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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Amber pour with a small head. The nose is actually pretty medicinal. Herbs and loads of white onion. Caramel and bready. Onion, earthy. Strong bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (958) - - DEC 26, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours copper with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, pine, and lots of hops. Very bitter flavor with some pineapple, caramel, resin, and alcohol. Oily finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jaysbeers (86) - - DEC 3, 2014
Bomber bottle to glass. This is a big beer! Dark amber, cloudy pour and creamy head. Big hops aroma. A big mouth feel and taste. Strong hops, but balanced by sweet and subtle citrus. If I had a complaint (which I don't), Hop Dam is maybe a touch sweet in the finish. The ABV is definitely there, but does not overpower. Mmmm... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
22 oz bottle. Hazy Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, booze, grass, caramel. Taste is of citrus, caramel, grass, and heavy booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. The look is copper in color, beige colored head, and ok. The smell is super hoppy, grassy, resin, and super hop notes. The taste is resin, fruit, hops, grassy, alcohol, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized dense off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, citrus and light toast. Flavor is a lot of pine and citrus hops and light toasted malt. Bitterness sticks around for quite a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to goblet Caramel, blood orange, orange rind, caramel, resin, and sap. Translucent amber, thin white head. Orange rind, toffee, molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (1002) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Amber brown hazy pour. Aroma is thick malty sweetness and syrupy hops. Taste is syrupy hop sweetness, bitter hops that claw at the palate, dry hoppy finish with warmth from the booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
A solid dipa. Pours a burnt orange with a lot of sediment. Aromas are tropical fruit, corn syrup, and resin. Flavors are hoppy and sweet. It’s a big beer. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (682) - ROMANIA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours red/orange with a big white head. Sweet, caramel, fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet in the begining followed by a strong, very strong and long bitterness with notes of pine hops, alchool, some yeast and a unknown but very familiar flavor which is quite strong.

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