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RATINGS: 405   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niday2288 (115) - - NOV 23, 2013
Nose is malty with some hop fruits like sweet citrus, pineapple and mango. Pour is a dark copper/orange with a thin ivory head that dissipates quickly. Taste is balanced with a good present malt backbone and good hop bitterness. Hop notes are again tropical and fruity. There is certainly bitterness present which is on the tail end and is drying. Mouthfeel is medium. Pretty good IIIpa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Amber with a large tan crown. Aroma is up front hoppy with grapefruit, citrus, floral notes and a big caramel backer. Flat out aggressively bitter with citrus, mild grapefruit, light pine and caramel and a warm strong bitter ending.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
perfect imperial IPA. 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;

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Orange, aroma fruchtig hopfig, antrunk gewisse süsse, blumig, gut ausgewogen mit bittere, abgang und nachklang sehr starke bittere, lang anhaltende bittere ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a golden orange color with a large fluffy white head and good retention. Aroma of strong, bitter hops, citrus, and a light maltiness, very hoppy. Taste of bitter, citrusy, leafy hops, grass, tea and a light malt backbone. Very hop forward with a big hop flavor. Medium heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (575) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2013
Color caramelo con espuma cremosa y marfil. Aromas de miel y fritas tropicales. En boca es melosa de inicio con una carácter de malta y un toque de miel que pasa rápidamente a un amargor afrutado e intenso que es seco en el regusto. Muy buena.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (893) - , 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 (1104) - 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 (2511) - 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 (787) - 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.


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