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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19534) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle from Darby’s Liquor, Vancouver
No dating on the bottle. The cap is waxed, not difficult to remove, but I would gladly save 1$ and do without wax. It has a beautiful hazy golden color with medium sized head. The aroma is rich with undeniable hop quality, very piney, a bit citrusy and skunky, a hint of cedar wood. Lean body, moderately sweet, hence highly drinkable, also because the alcohol is just a warning feeling; perfect malt canvas, lightly biscuity, and then the hopping appears with piney resins and sweet orange peel, moderately fruity too. Long pleasant final.
Excellent beer, but too expensive.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2015
Draft at Judges Bench. Clear deep amber color, white head. Aroma of huge pine and citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Lots of flavor here, but lots of alcohol too.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Clear orange color with a white head. Some swee malt and hop aroma. A bit of orange, some mango, and a fair amount of peach. Caramel, some floral notes, and a light pine. The flavor is quite sweet, too. Peach, caramel, mango, and orange. A light tangerine note, some pine, and a good floral flavor. A bit sweet, but still enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Cask at Rubicon for Sacramento Beer Week. Pours clear copper with a white head. Resin aroma. Med body. Flavor is bitter resin. And earthy. And maybe citrus. It’s somewhat evergreen (besides resin) but more earthy. Really bitter and hoppy. Nice in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light grassiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine and light skunk bud with a crisp dry bitter lingering pine finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10833) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Tap at Naja’s. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity, pine, and citrus hops with biscuit and cookie malt, fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, underlying malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (10613) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9730) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap at Apex, pours a hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is super pungent and skunky, with herbal hops, very pot-like, no malt showing. Flavour is very potent, full of skunky herbal hops, again very pot-like and potent – like a marijuana plant soaked in a IIPA. Lots of depth and full flavoured, but a bit overburdening on the palate. Excellent, nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9684) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Lovely drinking hop "wine", Very drinkable but a big abv beer. Full mouthfeel. Nice aroma as well.


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