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RATINGS: 54   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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
22 oz. bottle, $4.99 at HyVee in Newton. Base C&C hop note in the nose. Another big spongy head when poured into a shaker glass. Beer in the glass is just slightly hazy light amber color. Taste has a bit too much sweetness at the start that makes a bit cloying. Honey? Itís not adjunct, I donít think. Maybe just too much malt that should fermented out further. Or the hops are already fading on this bottle, which has no date, but I bought in the grocery nearest to the brewery in March. Re-reading their description, I wonder if their technique meant to extract more hop flavor should have allowed more bitterness in, too. The hops there are the basic pine needle and citrus, although there is a note of tropical fruit to it as well. Maybe even some perfume. As a homeboy, Iím trying to like it more. Some watery mouthfeel is also a slight tick against, when I want to be feeling more effects of alcohol this late at night.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (286) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2014
The first smell was ok. The beer didnt knock anything out of the infield. Aroma was nothing. Taste was malty and muted hops. Finish was overly bitter. Another sad Iowa ipa :( ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (109) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Thanks to reeceg for this freebie in a trade!! Overall decent IPA from a brewery I had never tried. Nice hop aroma from the pour. Head disappeared quickly and left plenty of lacing. Went down very smooth with a perfect amount of bitterness. Nice notes of floral and citrus. Iíd drink it again given the chance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is caramel and orange peel. Flavor is bready malt, pepper, with an ok citrus bitter. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. Ok ipa

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/24/13. 12oz bottle from the Milan Hy Vee. Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Mild hop aroma, earthy and floral, more malty aspects, caramel, doughy. Malty flavor, caramel and biscuits, doughy, with mild hops, floral and sweet. Meh. Perhaps an old bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2267) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle shared by drowland at xmas, pours a hazy copper with a thin head, the aroma wasnít really all that fresh, might have been an older bottle, the flavor was more sweet than anything with more malt and biscuit coming through than hops, a little bit of citrus shows right at the end, but again, might be an older bottle, there wasnít a date on it to verify. Kind of meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a hazy golden brown with thin lacy off-white head. Aroma of slight citrus hop and light caramel. Taste follows, a little weaker, less caramel and more biscuit. Not the best, but admittedly old.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2587) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle: Pours an attractive amber color with a thick finger of creamy beige head. Lots of sticky lacing and great retention throughout. The nose is fresh and wet; florals and pine, along with a sweet maltiness. The malty base hints APA over IPA and the taste confirms this. Flavors of citrus and pine, along with faint herbals. Strong malty presence. Refreshing and flavorful, but not the hoppy experience I was led to expect from the label.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and caramel. Taste is similar. Decent enough IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1638) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from Johns. No date (AFAICT), hope itís this yearís. Copper with ring. Grassy leafy hop aroma with a little vegetal malt. Mild toasted caramel malt with minimal fruitness. Medium assertive citrus rind and woody hops finish. Fairly dry. Mild astringency. Medium body. Lively carbo. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a deep hazy amber with a medium off white creamy head. Aroma of orange zest,caramel malt, nuts and a nice sweet hop profile. Flavor of tropical fruits, citrus zest, nice but not harsh hop bitterness. Nice and dry with some caramel and nutty notes to balance. Was expecting a caramel bomb but it wasnít! This bottle is at least 3 but probably more months old. Need to try a freshy.


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