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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Hoptimus is brewed with Simpson’s Golden Promise malt; Northern Brewer, Fuggles and Cascades hops; and the house London yeast. Dry hopping with Fuggles and Cascades. 10.7%abv


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2011
22oz bottle into a pint glass. Aromas are sweet and boozy with a little sourness. Appearance is a clear golden color with an ample white head with an aggressive pour. Taste is sweetness forward, then bitterness on the back end with some funk from the fuggle hops. The sweetness is reminiscent of beer with grapes, like the Stone 10.10.10, but then the very bitter and dry ending comes in. Palate is medium to full bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this one is not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5204) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Malty nose to the point of a licorice note with some citrusy and piney hops. Malty and caramelly flavor up front, but quickly turns to super bitter piney and grassy hops all the way to the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2011
Pours hazy copper with white head and little lacing. Aroma of citrus, oranges, floral, and hay but kind of faint. Taste is sweeter that I expected, but has solid bitterness. Palate has a full body with a long bitter finish. Overall, a pretty good DIPA, kind of Barleywinish but bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2011
Sample from a growler brought by the Hoosier Beer Geeks to the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition festival- thanks, guys! Pours a somewhat cloudy gold color with a finger-thick, soft, foamy eggshell white head. The aroma is grassy and earthy, with dry cereal grains, a bit of herbal character along with the grassy hops, sweet malts, and lemon citrus. The flavor is completely different, with a lot more citrusy and resinous notes, caramel malts, floral notes, and some dry bready yeast at the end. Medium-bodied, with a resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Alcohol is totally hidden. Really nice DIPA, and I’d like to try more of it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2011
This is nice. A little malty and very sweet, but the hop blend is solid, although not biting. This is not a citrus bomb, which I prefer, but the fruit and citrus notes are there. More floral notes prevailing. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste. I hope they start bottling this and shipping to Indy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Smells very nicely of hops. Taste the same as well. Nice beer. Wish it was a little more bitter. Definatly liked it =)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2011
on draft and it poured out orangish yellow color with light white foamy head. the aroma of hops very prevelant and tasty as well. the warmer the beer got the better the hops tasted. not overly bitter but just the right touch that sits on the tongue. very enjoyable in as much i had two.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Growler. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a slight sticky texture. Pale toffee and honey like malt base, countered by an assertive puckering citrus rind bitterness. Dry and resiny finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Deep gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt and citrus hops. Sweet, sweet malt with a nice hard citrus bitter. Medium/full bodied with smooth carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Served on tap at the brewpub. The appearance is a hazy yellow. The aromas are earthy hops and a touch of citrus. The flavors are the same but a little muted. Perhaps not the freshest keg? Overall an average DIPA.


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