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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Hoptimus is brewed with Simpsonís Golden Promise malt; Northern Brewer, Fuggles and Cascades hops; and the house London yeast. Dry hopping with Fuggles and Cascades. 10.7%abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Draft at Boombazz pizza in Louisville. Comes out looking like a pretty standard IPA, copper colored. Nose is sweet and British, Fuggles stand out, donít get a ton of Cascades. Taste is sweet and I canít believe itís just GP malt, there is definitely a mid-range crystal malt as well. Pretty mediocre, unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Clear orange-red, white cover. Aroma is slick, oily hops, sweet caramels. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, fruit, piney bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Had this on tap last night at new Barley Island, broad ripple location. Pours fairly clear dark copper. Nose is strong pleasant citrus/pine hops. Flavor has a very nice citrus hop profile, with a clean, dry finish. Good flavor and excellent offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3555) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Had this at 3 floyds a while back. Nice big hoppy aroma of citrus. Flavor of hops and some caramel. KInd of citrus, piney. Nice mouthfeel. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyAlesToYou (159) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Served in a snifter from a tap at 3 Floyds, I could detect a slight caramel aroma along with stronger citrus and resin. For the style, the flavor was well balanced between malt and hops, but not outstanding. Similar to Arcadiaís Hop Rocket, as both use English yeast, but not quite as memorable. Well done, overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2844) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Beer #15 at GTMW, from the Real Ale tent. Very clear, almost pilsener-like color. As a cask beer it has few bubbles and a very thin head. Nice hoppy smell, of course. Great IPA taste with a thin cask mouthfeel; lets the beer slide right on down, so I give the "Palate" the max I can rate. A fine example of a Real Ale style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2009
On tap at Three Floyds, served in a snifter. Lightly hazy orange pour with a thin, slightly lasting head of beige foam. Spotty lace. The aroma was full of tropical fruit and fresh pine. Just a bit of caramel. The flavor was moderately hoppy and had tropical fruit, peach, and pine. Not much malt coming through, but not overly dry. Medium-bodied mouthfeel that felt slightly watery. Light carbonation. Not hoppy enough for my tastes. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours murky yellow orange and served with no head. Mild grassy nose and pretty damn bitter. This comes of like just a jumbled mess to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gibson584 (29) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2009
10 oz pour into tulip at Rich Oís. Very generous pour with practically no head. Dark orange color, scent of grapefruit, spicy floral hoppy aroma. Taste is of sweet grapefruit which is unusual for and imperial IPA usually the bitterness over powers, but it is a nice change of pace. Very easy to drink high gravity brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarvalChemist (29) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Arrived an opaque, light amber with a white head. the nose was spicy and floral, definite hops. The hops, as the name would imply, dominate the flavor. The ending is rather long and dry with hops striking the middle of the tongue. Overall a rather light and spicy drink.

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