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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 145   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!


Derek881's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1767) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Clear copper of color with a foamy orange head. An aroma of citrus, grapefruitband pineapple. A flavor of lemon, grapefruit, citrus, sweets and fresh.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
Draft: Poured a coppery with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Taste is hoppy tropical fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5500) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2016
Aroma is very spicy/dank hops and citrus/fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, grapefruit, malts, mild tropical fruit and a mix of spicy hops, bitterness and slight sweetness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Yellow orange appearance with a white head. Resin, pine, weed, and grapefruit in the nose. Medium full body. Moderately high bitterness and sweetness. Lots of flavor - dough, toasted bread, ganja resin, orange citrus. This was actually pretty good which was surprising after trying seven bad or mediocre beers at Moylans before this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4615) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 14, 2016
Fra fat på Mi2, Cardinal april-16: lett uklar oransjegylden med flott skum. Stor maltkropp balanserer den overdådige humlebruken. Marmelade av bitterappelsin og fiken. Som en frisk barleywine (dersomdet finnes), kraftkost som passer oss humlemisbrukere.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2708) - NORWAY - APR 13, 2016
From tap with HDI at Cardinal 13.04.16. Hazy orange. White head. Aroma of Sevilla marmalade, dried fruits and sweet alkohol in aroma and taste. And resin. Heavy mouthfeel. Most like an American barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7594) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
On tap at Cardinal. Pours almost clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is more like a barley wine, good malty marmelade, fruity and hoppy interesting aroma. Taste is moderate dry fruity, clean mouthfeel, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (1035) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of pine needles, ethanol, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, but well balanced by hop bitterness. Bitter finish, but not as bitter as one would expect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6380) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy orange colour, low white head. Strong hoppy aroma, notes of oranges, grapefruit and pine. The flavour has some malty sweetness, but not more than needed to balance the intense hoppy character, with notes of oranges, grapefruit and resin. Bitter finish, of course. Warming mouthfeel.


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