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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of sweetness, herbs, spice, light carmel and flowers. Flavour of caramel, sweetness, herbs, pine, citrus, flowers and vague fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry and heavy bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Clear amber with a tiny beige head. Hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruits and malty notes. Hoppy and dry flavour with grapefruits, pine and caramel malt. Finished dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottled. A light amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of citrus and other fruits, hops, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops, over ripe fruits, and alcohol, leading to a very bitter finish. Thanks Theis for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Being a massive hop-head, I saved this one for my 100th review... Served from bottle into a Duvel tulip. Pours a nice orange-red color with a one finger off white head that lingers. Maintains decent lacing throughout. The aroma is comprised of massive hops. The flavor is of massively bitter hops with a nice crisp finish. It has a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good IIPA. I must say, I mainly bought this due to their Triple IPA classification. I was not expecting much at all, but this is up there with Ruination on hop bitterness for sure at least in my bottle. Glad this is readily available as I will most like stocking up on this to cellar myself. A must try for massive hop heads out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, orange, pine. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100609]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
This is a very solid example of what was once unique and is now becoming an over-worked style ... the in-your-face, up-your-nose triple IPA. Too much of everything. Dark clear but still not quite clear body with a tiny, late-forming and quickly vanishing head ... the body is almost too viscous for a head to form. Nose of caramel malts and bitter American hops. Taste is rip out your tongue bitter, balanced by too much malt and maybe too much alcohol, so that the combination actually works better than it sounds. A bit viscous in the mouth, but the hoppy bitterness helps with that too. Bitter finish. Competes with Devil Dancer and 120 Minute and a few others on the lunatic fringe. This is good. But you won’t need another for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5161) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Small tasting/gathering last night of Seattle Beer Week 2010
Thanks Mike – Amber in color with a good head. Huge IPA hops in the nose. Wow this was a big Triple IPA tons of hops this will grow hair on your toenails.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2010
22 oz bottle thanks to beernbourbon. Hazy orange and amber with a dense off white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine resin, bubblegum with light perfume and alcohol, smells like hop candy. Sweet caramel malt up front with a slowly building bitterness that finishes long and bitter. A thick medium body with average carbonation and a slightly dry finish. A great super hoppy beer, lots of flavor and aroma and a smooth bitterness that keeps the drinkability up. Thanks for another great beer Vince.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
From a bottle poured a slightly hazy amber color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Triple IPA, huh? Not sure what I am in for on this one. Thanks to KickbacksSteve for hooking this one up along with his hospitality. Pours a deep orange amber color with a slight antique white head. Smells of citrus and pine with maybe a subtle spice. The taste is a a full frontal assualt on your tongue. Starts with a nice sweet malt backbone flavor but quickly graduates to the extreme hop presence. I feel like my tongue is getting squeezed on both sides! Bitter grapefruit type flavors continues...until you take another drink. The mouthfeel is medium/heavy, probably due to the need to malt this bad boy up to balance the hops. Does the world need a Triple IPA, probably not, but it is a tastey brew nonetheless. Probably not something I would go crazy for but good.

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