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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blm225 (8) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012 does not count
March 22, 2012 at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX A true pale ale with a clean amber color. The Aroma, hoppy with some alcohol hints. Starting off cold, the hop flavor is an assault on the palate with the longest hop finish of any ale Iíve ever tasted. Weíre talking 5 minutes on the tongue. As the ale warms up, the malts kick in to take the edge off but the bitterness is all hops. There is just enough sweetness to take the edge off but still this ale gives you a complex mouthfull of hoppy bitterness down to the last drop. They did it right and made this one enjoyable. This is by far, the hoppiest ale Iíve every had and the flavor and complexity of hops is magnified here with the right blend of hops. Awesome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Incredible incredible nose. Leafy greens. Harsh hops that really slap you in the face. Very real and fresh. Super crystal clear like glass. Booze like but without the sweetness. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ipalotdotcom (14) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Aroma is loaded with bitter green hops, dandelion and thistle with a warm malty backdrop. The appearance is a hazy amber liquid with a fast fading white head which leaves fractional lacing. The taste is big all around. Tons of bitterness easily covers a solid sweet malty wall. This beer fills the mouth, attacking every corner of the palate. The body is full with a boozy syrupy texture which is totally forgivable thanks to the big bitter finish. Carbonation remained lively through the end of the glass. Overall this is an awesome beer. Awesome in flavor, awesome in body, awesome in alcohol. Buy some

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Beer 5000! Thank you sweet baby Jesus for this hop loversí delight. "Cat pee on a Christmas tree" came up. So over the top in aroma and flavor, and oh so good. This reminded me of when Ruination was new and the hoppiest thing Iíd had...then (not coincidentally) Hopsickle....then The Younger. This is in that range. If you donít dream of hop flavored everything like I do, this beer is not for you. But hot damn, 10.4% and so drinkable while being one of THE hoppiest beers Iíve ever had. Iím surprised my tooth enamel and esophogus are still intact. Will search for another while itís fresh."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1795) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Raleigh (North Hills). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, wet grass, and soft grapefruit. Extremely bitter taste of pine needles, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and passion fruit. Lingering bitterness on the palate with moderate warmth. Exceptional if over-the-top hops are your thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
On tap at the Twisted Tasting in Santa Cruz. This probably wasnít the best beer to go with early in the evening. Turns out they werenít joking with the whole "quadruple IPA" thing. Yeah theyíre exaggerating, but this beer is a beast. Definitely hoppier than Hopsickle, which they call a triple IPA. The aroma catapults out of the glass with resinous dank citrus galore. Itís a sweet aroma but I didnít get any malt contributing to it. Just an old fashioned nasal hop orgy. They really got the hop combination right here. Flavor is similarly great. It starts out with some herbal yet fruity hops, carrying some sweetness, before delving into a chasm of bitterness. This is a beer with a sense of timing. The pace at which it transforms from candied citrus wrapped in pine foliage to tongue-zapping dry bitterness is almost poetic. Too many samey IPAs have jaded me from the style recently but this one brings me back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours from bomber a clear, deep orange hued body with a lasting off-white head with good lace and retention. Aroma is hoppy, light dry hop grassy notes, orange, tangerine, citrus, earthy, dank and resin. The flavour is a huge hop bomb, accented by intensely piney Scottish field grass with some grapefruit before a massive, palate wrecking beautifully bitter finish. The finish is chewy with a lingering hops and grapefruit aftertaste. Unbelievable!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Had this on tap at Moylanís Brewery. Poured a nice orange color with a small off white head. Very pleasant aroma with lots of grapefruit and orange peel. Palate bruising hoppiness with a very dry finish. Overall a wonderful Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colink (1) - Napa, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012 does not count
Really a next level IPA! Tastes like chewing on a hop pellet. Great work Denise!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
On draft at Angelís Trumpet. Small tulip glass. Color is clear, almost light-ruby, with a small, quickly vanishing head. Huge hop aroma! I knew immediately I would love this beer. Bitter, piney, oily, fruity. Everything I love in a big IIPA. Seriously, very well done. I am impressed!

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