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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Hopbursting is a relatively new brewing technique in which the vast majority of hops are added to the kettle late in the boil in order to achieve enhanced extraction of hop components (ie, Hopbursting gives you tons of hops flavor and aroma!) Our Hopburst IPA has a substantial malt base, balanced with huge additions of our unique hop blend. This creates an incredibly flavorful beer, with smooth bitterness and hoppy goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle at Zach & Jay’s tasting. Pours hazy golden yellow. Aroma and taste is lots of grapefruit, pine resin and hops with some notes of bread and malts. Fairly well balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1833) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Lightly hazy, clear, dirty copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy, off white head that has great retention and leaves great lacing. Aroma of big citrus and pine, raw acidic hop bite, hints of biscuit and caramel, but mostly big citrus hops. The flavor has a bit more malt presence, toast, biscuit, caramel and a bit of barley sweetness up front, then the hops roll in, big citrus and planty pine sprouts, acidic hop twang and some earthy, spicy and herbal notes. Medium body with an acidic feel on the palate and teeth, moderate carbonation. Pretty freaking good overall, definitely a good dose of hops for the money. Drinks like a highly hopped IIPA, but a little lacking in the brighter citrus/fruity hop notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Hazy orange/slight brownish,creamy thick head,very nice lacing, Heavy ripe fruit nose,sweet tangerine/melon,buiscuit.vanilla. Hop candy. Taste is nice,ripe fresh fruity hops,some caramel and buiscuityness.Creamy smooth body,nice finish pretty clean hop bitter.This is what I like an american ipa to be. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12oz bottle-fresh in Iowa-tight offwhite head with trailing lace-amber. A-resin/some grapefruit, 2nd med malt. T-resin/some grapefruit hops with some bite, 2nd sweet med malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1469) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of jcwattrugger. Pours a bright copper with a one finger off white head. Earthy hop aroma with a lot of malt sweetness. Citrus hop taste with a sweet undercurrant. Nice balance. Moderate to light bodied without a whole lot of carbonation. Easy to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (5722) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma has old caramel, bread, biscuit, some earth. Taste is sweet biscuit, caramel, toffee, touch of earth, finishing fairly sweet, no thanks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle at Dan’s, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is hazy, golden orange in appearance with a small white head. Grapefruit, orange peel, stale bread, caramel, and cereal. Taste is very stale, bready, grapefruit peel, and caramel. This one is a bit too old. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Thanks to Blake for sharing the bomber! Poured medium amber with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up dank pine and grapefruit over aspartame-y caramel and bready malts. The flavor found more artificial sweetener-laden malts at the core (caramel and fruity notes), with floral and fruity bitterness around.. finished sweet with nutty notes and residual earthy bitterness. Medium-bodied with decent carbonation on the palate.. not a big IPA, but it was decently-balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2494) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Orangish pour, coppery almost w/ a soapy white head dissapates quickly. Smells of graham crackers and a fake malt w/ grass. Avg Pal. Crackery buttery fake malty taste I didn’t enjoy. The best part of this beer was the TV playing screaming "what’s your degree in F***ing poetry"

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
herky21 (10) - Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
The nose is grapefruit and citrus. The body is a deep amber, but not too dark like some IPAs can get. The finish, for an IPA, is surprisingly different. It doesn’t have that sharp hop finish for a beer with approximately 65 IBUs. Instead it finishes sweet with lots of caramel. It is still a really hopped up beer though, just more balanced than most IPAs are. That’s why I gave this beer such a high rating. I love hops, but most breweries are making hop bombs that are really unbalanced and I tip my hat to HopBurst for being a big IPA that I would want to drink more than 1 of. Highly recommended: Grabbed it at Hyvee in a 6 pack and I had it on tap at El Bait shop in Des Moines.

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