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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
HopTown IPA, our flagship beer, has a rich, malty character, an alcohol content of 6.2% and a generous helping of hops (almost two pounds per barrel!). We use Galena hops for bittering and Cascade and Centennial hops for the finish and for dry hopping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 draught: what Iíve been describing as a grassy aroma in IPAs has just occured to me as really being piney, like pine needles, Well this is superbly piney...golden color with thin insolation, Hoppy bitterness jumps right out in the flavor and continues to hop around until the end where it remains standing in itís place, thus super hoppy from start to finish..HOP HEADS UNITE! beautiful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Itís not fair, two great IPAs from one brewer. Loved the bit of this brew, a very good IPA. GABF 2002

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Light golden amber with a touch of amber, sticky lace froth frolics down the the sides of the glass. Itís got that grapefruit goiní on in the nose. This is a strange IPA because the true bitterness of the hops doesnít get to you for quite a while. Itís almost as if thereís a delayed reaction. This is a decent IPA, if I can get past this weird timing thing. It starts with a grapefruit sour burn, a bit of maltiness drifts by, then...wait for it....the afterhop twang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Hoppy, fruity (pineapple) smell. Creamyhead fades down to a small layer atop a rusty-orange brew. Loads of hop spicyness with a bitter hop aftertaste. Slight fruityness runs in the background. great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Features a lightly spicy, orange-citrus aroma. It is all-natural and made using two-row malts, Galena hops (for bittering), and Cascade and Centennial hops are added in a dry hopping process. I enjoyed this IPA for its lightly fruity, orange-like flavor and its dry, crisp finish. After drinking this beer, I tried Stone Brewing Companyís IPA -- slightly stronger at 6.9% ABV and dry-hopped for two weeks. Much to my surprise, I liked the HopTown IPA better than Stoneís IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Bright, very hoppy clean and just a tad wet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2001
Too carbonated and spritzy for the style. The malt and hops are there, but they are completely unimpressive. Thereís also a sugary taste to everything. Next.

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