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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35088) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is spiced, herbal and yeasty fruity flavoured. Dry hoppy, spiced and herbal. Soapy, herbal and bone dry. Dry herbal finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29367) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a deep golden with a slight haze and a surprisingly diminutive head. Very fresh citrusy and peachy hop aroma. Solid body, quite some fruit and sweet caramel - massive residual sweetness here. Lots of peachy aroma hops, almost exotic. Hoppy finish but not overly bitter - the sweetness hides most. 240610

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle at yespr. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Sweet, fruity and hoppy flavour if pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (20391) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks K.K.). Slightly hazy coppery golden colour with a small white head. Leaves some lace. Aroma is lots of fruity and floral hops along with honey, nectar, wood and some herbal notes. Flavour is quite similar along with caramel and crystal maltyness. Pleasantly balanced Imperial IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19436) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy deep golden, small coarse head. Grapefruity nose with pear and ink. Sweet and full bodied with sticky mouthfeel. Long inky resiny bitterness. A complete mess.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy and very bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
14th September 2011
A bottle sample at Craft Beer thanks to the ever generous Tom Cadden. Cheers Tom! Clear amber beer, little white head. Light semi dry palate. Rich deep hops - marmalade and pine. Some tropical fruits. Builds to quite a bitter finish. Good rich IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
bottle at home ... thin white head ... soft floral ... bitter fruit ... zezty soapy pine hop nose ... little over fizzy ... huge pine hop ... quite bitter ... a little of the toffee malt i dont like... huge oilyness... i mean huge oilyness... little too bitter for me


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