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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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Some addictions need to be taken to the next level. Laced with resinous oils from the lupulus cultivar, Hop Craic satiates the cravings of the hard core hop abuser. Warming alcohol and mind-bending hops will send you on a trip you will want to take again and again. 10.4% abv - draught only!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle pour into a pint glass for this brew. missing just a bit of the mark for the IPA style, especially a big ipa. But still good enough

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap @ Aces & Ales. Slightly hazy orange body, soft pillowy white head. Intense grapefruit hop load, fresh and juicy, sweet underlying malt structure in perfect complement. Intensely bitter, yet so drinkable! Outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
Dégustée en fût au Farmhouse Tap & Grill à Burlington, VT. De couleur orangée et claire. Nez de houblon résineux, fruité (agrumes, abricots), légèrement citrique et herbeux, moyen de caramel sucré avec des traces de biscuits. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture moyennement résineuse. Goût amer de houblon fruité (agrumes, moyen d’abricots), légèrement herbeux, résineux et citrique (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt sucrés avec des notes de pain, de caramel sucré et quelques traces de biscuits puis en finale l’amertume de houblon se veut asséchante, plus résineuse et aux notes terreuses en plus d’être accompagné de traces d’alcool. Post-goût long et un peu sec, plutôt amer de houblon résineux, moyennement fruité (zeste d’agrumes) et légèrement herbeux avec des notes résiduelles de malt sucré ainsi que des traces d’alcool. (17 avril 2013)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3065) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2013
Draught. Pours a mostly clear amber with a moderate white head on it. Nose is fairly floral with a little bit of citrus in it. Taste is only slightly bitter, and feels very smooth. Very drinkable DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
This one poured a darker orange to amber color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of fruity hops, caramel, oranges, and boooooze. Flavor was similar, very bitter, good hop flavor was overwhelmed by sticky sweetness and alcoholc.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Pours from the tap a cool amber with good head retention. Tangerine, pine, and caramel on the nose with a finely carbonated medium body. Taste is sweet initially. This is followed by a smooth bitterness and astringent alcohol. Drying pine hops clean the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draught. Light amber color. Light head dissipate fast. Hoppy aroma. More than avg. hoppy taste. Alcohol evident.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty very hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (571) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. A very enjoyable less bitter double IPA. Don't think I've ever tasted such a subtly hopped double IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Growler. Pours hazy copper with a medium sized head. Good retention. Big time alpha nose. Like two spruce trees taking a bath in hop oil. There’s a dusting of sweetness and floral mixed in if you dig deep. Medium sweet attack followed by a surpisingly balance mid-palate. Must be the big malt component that pushes the ABV. The second sip however is pure bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture, and an endless uber-bitter finish. Absolutely one to seek out for hop addicts needing a fix.


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