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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1175) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft at Moylan’s. Slight haze copper orange golden with sticky head/lacing. Aggressive bitter piney astringent hop forward, some peach fruitiness, also earthy tones and noticable, but faint, malt bill that adds a touch of sweetness to balance the hops. Very bitter up front, astringent, some malt sweetness comes in in the mid palate but finishes with enamel ripping bitterness.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (183) - 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 (4422) - 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 (3326) - 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 (1564) - 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 (9352) - 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 (3682) - 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 (9141) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Lovely drinking hop "wine", Very drinkable but a big abv beer. Full mouthfeel. Nice aroma as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (317) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Poured amber and clear. Aroma of resin, pine, and some mild citrus hops. Taste of pine, some bitter hops, and lots of sweet malts. The booze was very noticeable. I was honestly expecting more. They say it has mind-bending hops, but it was mostly malty to me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2014
Deep Amber golden color. Frothy white head. Huge resiny nise with tons of malt, but not overpowering. Heady, with pine, leafy and tons of crystal and caramel malt backbone. Thick, but super enjoyable IIPA. Big bitter finish with modest sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6537) - 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


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