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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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2011
this beer, although, like drinking an "orbitz" is amazing! Lots, oh lots oh lots of floaties! but delicious! This is awesome. Hoppin Frog has created an awesome monster.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
liinis (1566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Just a bit hazy copper colour, very small head. Incredibly strong flavoured and still quite balanced -for a hop head- richly fruity and very malty. Exceptional beer. I forgot to say very much liquorice cough medicine

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2012
Dark golden reddish. Aroma grassy hoppy with citrus and apricot. Taste grainy, grassy, mango, apricot, bitter lasting aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (455) - CYPRUS - MAR 2, 2013
This is a truly exceptional beer. Full pine and citrus aromas hit the nose as soon as you open the bottle. Truly an american IPA, big hoppy, full aroma, Bitter finish. Amazing beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (2159) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
@basunen: riktig fyllig och trevlig humledoft. Smaken är ännu bättre med humle, mogna frukter, gräs i sann förening. Riktigt bra. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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;

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blazin_buddy (8) - - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
Nice flavor and presentation. Good carbonation and clarity of a bright rusty orange color. Great taste and mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2458) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours a lovely hazy orange with a sudsy/frothy white head and huge hoppy aromas. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit and soap... all there in the nose. Flavor is even better. An explosion of hops... starts out with a quick blast of grapefruit, then pine, then tropical fruit and then a grapefruit bitterness to the finish. All of this is supported by a honey and caramel malt backbone with a sticky and oily mouthfeel. ABV leaves a bit of a burn as it goes down and a smile on the face when it doesn’t get too overpowering. Great stuff... keep it up, Fred!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8143) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle from the release weekend. Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a medium thick light beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Assertive hops aroma with piney and citrusy notes. Rich body with a big resiny hops character with notes of citrus and tropical fruits, as well as a touch of sweet malt. The finish is piney hops with a grapefruit aftertaste. Overall this beer is a hop lover’s dream. Very good all around.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, evergreen, hop oil, fresh cut grass, and light citrus. Really smells a lot like fresh cut pine. Poured orange/amber in color with a very small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, evergreen, light crystal malt, slight citrus, hop oil, and resin. Medium body. Slick, oily texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Heavily bitter, hop, pine, and light crystal malt finish is dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout. A really nice hop bomb.


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