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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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!


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft at Belmont. Translucent golden-orange, slight head. Piney, resinous, super bitter. Excellent.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6210) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
sample at Crabapples. Big IIPA, orangish pour, syrupy body. resiny, sticky hops, big sweet backbone. Big Bitterness, big flavor, agressive. pretty solid

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1477) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
650ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Hazy amber body, fluffy perfect white head, lasts all the way down. Nose is heavy floral and hoppy, citrus fruit, some grassy notes, and some spice. Taste is exquisite. Loads of boozy punch, a lot of syrupy sour citrus, some resin, lots of tropical, and a finish that goes on for days. Oily to the tongue makes this stick for ages. I feel honoured to have this land in the UK!!!!

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jfb (4072) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy resin and caramel, with a hint of herbal hops, some straciatella yoghurt, strawberries and alcohol. flavour is heavy alcohol and herbal hops, with a huge sweetness, some seafood, petroleum and a heavy-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1958) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
650 mL bottle. A beautiful copper colour, but very little head. Almost none. Big, beautiful, boozy, piney, orangey aroma. Not just hops in the flavour. There are a lot of hops, but there is some malty sweetness as well. The bitterness at the end is really interesting. Itís more like lemon bitterness than hop bitterness. Some booze in there as well. Big body.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (89) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle- Pours a nice golden color with big white head, looks yummy. Aroma, citrus and pine. Changed somehow to a floral aroma after it sat a few minutes, smells yummy. Taste of hops with some more hops added in a pinch of citrus some piney grass at the end overtaken by bitterness. Oh and more hops. Overall pretty good. Donít know if Iíll see this in these parts again but would drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Just fuckin brutal and in yer face, no finesse at all. Massive all around! Kinda like an ISIS dude loppin yer fuckin head off and filming it for all the world to see! I fuckin love it! One yummy MOFO! Draft/growlered from statelineliquors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (397) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Dark golden hazy thin head Aroma is piney grassy hop oils Piney bitter from start to finish. Long bitter linger. High alcohol well hidden unless you gulp it.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (145) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bam this hits you in the face! Very hoppy and delicious. Almost garlic notes with this one. Definitely a sipper!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CelticBrew (854) - 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!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - 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."


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