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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!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blm225 (7) - 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!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2050) - Petaluma, 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.

4.4
   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.

4.4
   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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadDogMD (213) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
raiders707 (4) - petaluma ca, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013 does not count
hop heads dream beer right here thats allll i gotta say u canít just have one beer..cheers

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - 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.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at Mackenzie. Rich aroma akin to a barley wine or American Strong. Hazy dark gold body. Too much rich thickness to leave much lace. Wow flavor. Fairly dry for a 10.4 abv. Very hoppy. Phenomenal.


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