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RATINGS: 143   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!


bvc's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1227) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4378) - 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 (5339) - 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 (10360) - 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 (4339) - 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 (2560) - 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 (7385) - 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 (1000) - 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 (6231) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft at the brewery, served in a flight. Pours a clear orange gold with a small white head that settles into a faint ring. Notes of lemon peel, orange, honey, pine resin, and pale and sweet malts. Medium-bodied, with a resinous, bitter, sticky mouthfeel and low to mdoerate carbonation. Good DIPA. Or XXXXIPA, I mean.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Draft at Moylan’s. Nose is mango, papaya, floral, and a hint of pine. Clear yellow orange with a medium heavy lacing off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, tropical fruity, and a light malty backbone.


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