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RATINGS: 398   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!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2010
I could give the standard rating with color, head, mouthfeel and all, but this beer is all about hops! The best aroma I have had the chane to enjoy. Citrus and a piney resin dominate to a point of exotic pleasure. The flavor mimics the aroma so as your not let down and teased. The bitterness is massive, yet not harsh. If this beer was sampled fresh from the brewery it would be the ultimate hop head experiance. I hope to have that chance!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle shared by alexdsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy sour citrus and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittesweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a standout beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with thick white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of huge grapefruit hops. Taste has tons of piney hops. Piney resin in the finish. Minimal malt balance in this brew. The balance does not bother me because this is one big hophead beer. All hops all the time and I love it. My tongue is burnt now. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2068) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
650ml bottle courtesy of honkeybra. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small white head that has fair retention and some minor lacing. The aroma is grapefruit, pine, soap suds and a bit of yeast. The flavor is similar with biter pine, grapefruit, walnuts and theres that soapy thing again. The palate is full and malty smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long and biter. Overall: I think that this bottle was slightly oxidized, thus the soapy notes, but still, it was quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle that I brought to the Rosso release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a light hazy orange caramel color. Smokey pine, big citrus and caramel. Nice big hop profile on this. Malty and earthy. Good caramel and grapefruit on the finish. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2010
Magic Rare bottle purchased at Mustard Seed in Fairlawn Ohio, which apparently no beer lovers shop at because I snagged 3 Doirses there 2 weeks after Lakewood had been cleared out. As for Hop Dam, I don’t think that made it to the shelves at Rozi’s. This brew here, well... it’s passable for an India Pale Ale, if that’s what you call it. So the aroma is full of strong spicy citrus and floral notes, but that hurts my nose! This whole flavor deal? It takes like half the bottle of numbing to get to any real flavor. The palate huwts my mouth so much that I didn’t taste much of the rich malts and exotic citrus flavors. No, I was spending my time bandaging my tongue so I could drink the rest of this acid elixir.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2010
Tasted 4/17/10. 22oz bomber. Filtered with an amber hue. White ring of head. Big complex hoppy nose. Notes of pine and citrus. Grass and grapefruit. Full bodied with a very big hop palate. Overwhelmingly grapefruit, but very nice undertones of citrus and green hops. This is a big one!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to BA’s Mikeandi...pours golden orange with a dissipating white head...aroma is very sweet citrus hops..flavor is very bitter but enjoyable. Sweet citrus flavor...dam that’s hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2010
bottle @ OTH, thanks Tony. pours amber, white head. Aroma, hop bomb goodness, grapefruit, grassy hops with a big bold pine nose. Favors, strong hoppy mouhfeel, warming abv, like taking a trip in a fresh pine forest of hops, fruity grapefruit and some spices. Even at 10% this one remains very light and enjoyable. Thick palate with lingering sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2010
Nice big danky aroma with notes of grapefruit and citrus, pine. Caramel, pale malt notes - touch of sugary sweetness, but just as balance as this is mostly a glass of hops. A touch of garlic is there, but not too much. Pours orange golden with a great lasting head. The flavor is big with assertive hop bitterness and flavors Lots of dank and grapefruit. Underlying orange, soft peach fruitiness. Pine and some garlic in the finish. Caramel and pale sweetness are there, but once again as balance. Finishes long and bitter, dry and resiny. Almost like I just smoked a bowl. Super nice IIPA. Thanks Beerman6686 for sending this my way!


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