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RATINGS: 80   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 (16927) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11252) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9952) - 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 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Pours a dark orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head and small patches of lacing. Floral hops and citrus in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, grainy malt and pine. The finish is chewy with a lingering hops and grapefruit aftertaste. Good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
draft at West End Tavern. heavily resinous pine sap and orange oil nose with touched of toffee and caramel malt. heavy astringency and sharply bitter, especially late. rough malt tastes of caramelized malt syrup and pine sap. body is thick and goopy. entirely too sweet and too bitter. "fuck everything, we’re doing five Xs!"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap. Pours with a clear, deep orange hued body with a lasting off-white head with good lace and retention. Aromas are quite hoppy, light dry hop grassy notes, orange, tangerine, citrus, earthy, dank and resin. Mild caramel and alcohol sweetness notes (although sweetness is in check). Flavors are boozy, dank, resiny, citrus, grassy, light pine. Mild caramel. This beer is all about lupilin. Medium bubbles. A bit on the thicker side body wise, warming. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bomber. Poured fairly bright orange with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of orange and pineapple hoppage over sweet caramel malts.. peppery around the edges of the nose.. I could tell it had some power behind it, but the alcohol was well hidden. The flavor found sweet orange meat, caramel, and biscuity malts at the core, with citrus bitterness and black pepper around.. warming finish with citrus oils and peppery notes. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation.. big and bitter, and it worked.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a clear gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma is nice and spicy with some earthy dankness going on followed by a snippet or two of citrus like hoppiness. The taste is bold and rich and goes from robust levels of citrus to dankness to spiciness and back to earthy dank notes. This is delicious and yummy. This is the second batch and makes me wonder if this is an improvement over the first batch.


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