Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This distinctive unfiltered pale ale is brewed especially for hop lovers. It is assertively hopped with Mt. Hood, Amarillo, and Ahtanum.

2007 and before - 7.3% ABV

2008 - 6% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy amber beer with a thin lacing off white head. Scent is caramel and citrus. Taste is same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours a nice golden color with a 1/4" head. Moderate aroma of herbal, honeyed hops, malt and yeast. Medium bodied with malt taste and herbal, honeyed hops. Kinda flabby like a barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a medium head that lasts. Light aroma - faint citrus notes and a litte maltyness. Flavor is malt dominated, sweet and bready with backnotes of citrus and pine and a mildly bitter finish. Overall a good beer, but a little strong on the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
From the tap poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown, bottle I found when we took a little day trip to Charlottesville. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Big citrus hops, soft malt and hops. Big earthy hops, juicy and earthy. Loads of hops throughout, big grapefruit bitterness permeates everything. Toast and grapefruit bitterness, long and soft on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
651mL at Shenandoah Throwdown. The pour is a clear amber tea with a thicker, off-white head. Hoppy nose with butter and sweet strawberry. Taste is nutty bitter with buttery biscuit. Sharp bitterness and quite intense. Small maple syrup comes through sort of making this a "Brown IPA." Richer mouthfeel. A nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - MAY 22, 2011
Wasn’t sure what expect from this. Mine was labeled 17th Anniversary @ 7%. This beer has a huge malt forward profile. Almost cream like, with a touch of caramel sweetness. Make no mistake, however, tons of hops sneak up on the back end. Perfect birterness. Overall, this is a complex beer that is immensely satisfying. With a name like "Hopfest" I was thinking more IPA. I must say this was a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bomber courtesy of GODiSSOUTHERN, thanks Daniel. It pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma has spicy hops, some caramel malts and a touch of butterscotch. The taste offers up similar notes with equal strength levels of spicy bitter hops, caramel malts and sweet maltiness. Seems like it may have been on the shelf for a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
22 oz. Bottle. Aroma- Citrusy and floral hop aroma. Appearance-Some sweet caramel. Deep amber with a red tint. Modest off white head. Taste- Piney citrusty flavor from hops. Some caramel poking through. Very bitter all the way through. Not a bad IPA.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50