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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (686) - , CYPRUS - OCT 3, 2013
Amber colour. Huge pine resin and citrus hop aroma, bitterness and alcohol,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (823) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2013
hazy dark golden-amber colour, moderate dense yellowish off-white head; aroma of pine resin, grassy-citrussy hops, some honey and maybe figs; taste of brutal hoppy bitterness, resin, and malty sweetness; long lasting bitter aftertaste; perfect imperial IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2411) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
Bottled:
Pours amber with big chunks of yeast slowly sinking to the bottom of the glass. Thick head. Hoppy aroma with notes of shampoo and pine. Very bitter flavour of hops, resin, pine and wood. Extreme and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
Deep golden,oily beer with a small off white-tan head. Aroma of honey,caramel-but not too much,fresh. Pine,resin,grass like spicies, balanced like the flavor: not too much but powerful, fresh but moderated, resinous but malty. Very good, fine balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle. (thanks Eddan) Hazy orange with a small white head. A lot of hops both in the aroma and taste. Pine, orange, some grass and with a nice bitterness. The finish was long. An excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2381) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 16, 2013
Bomber, courtesy of Balazs.
Deep golden,oily beer with a small off white-tan head. Aroma of honey,caramel-but not too much,fresh. Pine,resin,grass like spicies, balanced like the flavor: not too much but powerful, fresh but moderated, resinous but malty. Very good, fine balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Small off white head with fair retention and lacing. Murky, amber copper hued brew. Big nose of pine and grapefruit and other slight tropical notes. Body is med/full, pretty chewy and oily with a nice carbonation. Sweet malts wallowing around in sticky, juicy hop flavors of large citrus and pine, some juicyfruit and a mild dankyness. Finish is big and fruity with an unbalanced bite.A pretty raw brew. Props to phaleslu for the bomber.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is mango, orange, peach, grapefruit, honey, hay. Fantastic aroma! Taste is an explosion of ripe tropical fruit: mango, peach, grapefruit, some kiwi and lychee as well. The fruit gives way to balanced malty body with caramel, resin, pine, hay. Aftertaste lingers with fruity tones and a very nicely rounded hop bitterness. Just a great one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (704) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 7, 2013
dark amber color, hoppy aromas. very thick bitterness, with the sweetness of alcohol and malt indeed there. strong liquorice aftertaste. not my type of aftertaste or beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (483) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Beautiful peach nose. yellow decent carb mouth filling& lingering. Deep& profound. Very nice & tasty. Need more.


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