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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Clear orange color with a small white head. Smells hoppy, fruity, sweet. Tastes hoppy, fruity, pine, sugar. Too sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle @ ZZT XI. Dark orange color, medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, hops, sticky hops, heavy resin and pine. Taste malts, hops, heavy resin and pine, sticky texture, bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. I love this, huge hoppy, sticky heavy resin and pine.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyrmir (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
650 ml bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma extremely hoppy, wood, resin and pine drenches everything else. Taste is similar, like sucking a hop pellet. Wood, resin and pine, apricot and mixed fruit notes with some caramel marmalade malt notes. Too much, way too much

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Lovely drinking hop "wine", Very drinkable but a big abv beer. Full mouthfeel. Nice aroma as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (513) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Poured amber and clear. Aroma of resin, pine, and some mild citrus hops. Taste of pine, some bitter hops, and lots of sweet malts. The booze was very noticeable. I was honestly expecting more. They say it has mind-bending hops, but it was mostly malty to me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4149) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2014
Deep Amber golden color. Frothy white head. Huge resiny nise with tons of malt, but not overpowering. Heady, with pine, leafy and tons of crystal and caramel malt backbone. Thick, but super enjoyable IIPA. Big bitter finish with modest sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
sample at Crabapples. Big IIPA, orangish pour, syrupy body. resiny, sticky hops, big sweet backbone. Big Bitterness, big flavor, agressive. pretty solid

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
650ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Hazy amber body, fluffy perfect white head, lasts all the way down. Nose is heavy floral and hoppy, citrus fruit, some grassy notes, and some spice. Taste is exquisite. Loads of boozy punch, a lot of syrupy sour citrus, some resin, lots of tropical, and a finish that goes on for days. Oily to the tongue makes this stick for ages. I feel honoured to have this land in the UK!!!!

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy resin and caramel, with a hint of herbal hops, some straciatella yoghurt, strawberries and alcohol. flavour is heavy alcohol and herbal hops, with a huge sweetness, some seafood, petroleum and a heavy-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2197) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
650 mL bottle. A beautiful copper colour, but very little head. Almost none. Big, beautiful, boozy, piney, orangey aroma. Not just hops in the flavour. There are a lot of hops, but there is some malty sweetness as well. The bitterness at the end is really interesting. It’s more like lemon bitterness than hop bitterness. Some booze in there as well. Big body.


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