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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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!


crackedmachine's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft at Belmont. Translucent golden-orange, slight head. Piney, resinous, super bitter. Excellent.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Sweet malty leafy citrus hops. Clear gold. Big citrus bitterness and orange. Huge bitterness is a bit over the top.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at source. A pure orange hops come smoothie aroma. Very clear pale orange with a small white head. Taste is initially strong in alcohol and a sweet honey malt flavor. Hop presence is moderate in flavor but seemingly overwhelmed by the malt sweetness and alcohol warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at Moylans. Almost clear amber liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, mango, caramel and light grain. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of mango, citrus and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty solid old school DIPA. Nice hop tonez.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5198) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, very citrusy. Taste is boozy, hoppy, nice and juicy, very fruity, lingering grassy finish. Palate is med-full bodied. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2016
650 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Constantin. Light hazy golden orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, fruity, grapefruit, pine, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Great for 1 year old bottle!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle@ trailer park tasting. Hazy amber color with ivory head. Pine, dusty, green hop, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Green, herbal, bitter pine hop flavors with a thin malt base----drying spicy big bitter finish____too big.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Great appearance with a thick long lasting head and a lots of lace. Good fresh hope aroma. Huge hop flavor well tempered by the malts. A few off flavors though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
30-OCT-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Sonni. Almost clear golden with creamy lasting, lacing, yellow head. Very hoppy. Bitter. Grape fruit, pine, orange peel. Malty backbone, sweet. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle shared in London - cheers to Daniel. Pours lightly hazy orange-gold with a frothy, off-white head. The nose holds pine, bread, toasted grains, ripe citrus, crackers. Medium to big sweet flavor with obvious alcohol, more crackery malts, lightly faded pine, bread, orange peel. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with some piney bitterness, crusty toast, citrus rind, more alcohol. A somewhat heavy handed DIPA that’s perhaps not at its freshest. So so.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co. 10/09/2015. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Aroma is earthydank, semi-sweet sticky resin, caramel malts and pine needles. Translucent golden with a sticky off white head. Flavour is dirty earthy pine, caramel, resinous hops and a touch of farmyard in the finish. Palate is chewy, semi-sweet, highish carbonation. Aggressive bitterness: too big for me.


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