House Ales Hip-Hop Series #6 Big Hoppa
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Brewed by House Ales
Style: Imperial IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This was also served as "Raving Ghouls".

Radek Kliber's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - MAY 23, 2013
Tap at Volo
Aroma medium intense. Hoppy-malty approach. Hops accented by citrus. Malts golden, biscuit. Hint of grape. 7-
Appearance base – golden, murky. Top mid with white cap , some lace shown.3+
Flavor and Palate : consistency as chewy , with good drinkability. Medium full bodied. Average length of finish. Taste- herbal, earthy, tad spicy, biscuit , slightly peppery bottom. Hinted dry alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2197) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at Volo. Really hazy with little head. Mild aroma smells kinda fresh. Orchard fruit, sweet malt, some resin and a little citrus. Flavour is similar, and a little mild as well. I’d never know this was an IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
A murky grey amber IPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet tropical fruits with light floral hops and grassy notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet fruity grassy malt with floral hops, orange and peaches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
On tap at Volo. Pours a cloudy dull orange with soapy off-white head. Aroma is citric hops, biscuit and caramel. Flavour is citrusy hops, fruity alcohol character, caramel and slight pine. Medium plus body. Fine carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5473) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2013
Lots of pine and citrus peel aroma here. Pours cloudy light orange. Some nice musky malt. Pretty thick consistency. Carbonation on the lower,end of the low side. Finishes bitter, a little astringent. On tap at volos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3578) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Copper pour, small white head. Nice grassy hops, big citrus, pine resins. Not as grapefruity as i expected, but still quite nice. Some earthy hops come through in the finish with a solidmalt base to balace it all out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. Score! I thought I had already rated this one, so this is a bonus. Slightly hazy and oily-looking gold with a smallish frothy off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit semi-sweet malt, alcohol, but mostly floral/citrus/slightly sprucey bitterness. Taste follows, quite bitter and a little warming - perhaps a tad aggressive with the bitterness (7+). Solid body, astringent, decently carbonated, long bitter pithy finish, alcohol and fruity malt in the linger, drifting on a sea of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask Days 2012. This cask was brewed for the after party, which Ralph kindly brought in the Sunday Session with the scarcity of casks left. Cloudy golden colour. A big and fun bitterness. Up front hops, a good cask and good drinkability

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask. Bright hop aroma. Fresh citrus and sweet malt. Some light spice and pepper. Tasty and fresh. Lemon/ zesty finish. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Great colour and pour. Aroma is sweet with citrus hops. The same comes through well in the taste and makes for a smooth hoppy double IPA.

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