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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1036) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
I enjoyed this beer on tap in a narrow trumpet glass San Diego. The beer had a light amber-orange color with a large foamy white head with great cling, and good lacing and average retention. Its aroma featured a strong grain and citrus element along with lighter pine and floral notes and some light sugar and spice mixed in. The taste was a very strongly bitter mix of citrus and grain flavors along with a lighter sour grainy effect. Its body was very dry, but had a thick mouthfeel which was lively and bubbly, but still a bit light and airy.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2015
Draft at Judges Bench. Clear deep amber color, white head. Aroma of huge pine and citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Lots of flavor here, but lots of alcohol too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2784) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing some bottom of the barrel haze to the orangey gold color, with highly frothy, soft white foam, and clingy, wavy spray to the lacing. The nose was especially dank & resinous, with some secondary pit fruit & citrus, and a touch of malty sweetness. The taste was similar notes, and medium+ bodied, with alcohol that was aggressive, and intermingled well with a heavy hop influence that was resin & rind, strong, lingering, & dry finishing. Quite potent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Draft. This just didn’t do it for me. Very malty nose. The flavor is nice tons of hops and toms of malt, boozy,perfumey just took over the top though.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Crazy hopped up beer. Really interesting ipa with serious hops and a kick in the balls.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4515) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT11. Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells hops, pine, resin, malts, sweet. Tastes hops, sticky sweet, pine, resin. Quite heavy but nice. Full body, nice carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Clear amber colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, resin. Bitter flavour, hops, resin, tropical fruits. Finish bitter hops, tropical fruits, apricot. Nice.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bedankt voor het delen, Rene!)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1629) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Clear orange color with a small white head. Smells hoppy, fruity, sweet. Tastes hoppy, fruity, pine, sugar. Too sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (9579) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle @ ZZT XI. Dark orange color, medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, hops, sticky hops, heavy resin and pine. Taste malts, hops, heavy resin and pine, sticky texture, bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. I love this, huge hoppy, sticky heavy resin and pine.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyrmir (3830) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
650 ml bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma extremely hoppy, wood, resin and pine drenches everything else. Taste is similar, like sucking a hop pellet. Wood, resin and pine, apricot and mixed fruit notes with some caramel marmalade malt notes. Too much, way too much

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Lovely drinking hop "wine", Very drinkable but a big abv beer. Full mouthfeel. Nice aroma as well.


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