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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a thick, foamy, beige head and some lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, herbal tea and toast. Flavor is toasty malt, medium hop bitterness, fruity yeast esters and no alcohol presence. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice IIPA, seems more on the English style but really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1679) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bomber thanks to queenholly, pours a murky copper/orange with small white head. Aroma is yeasty and heavy on toffee malts. Taste has a bite hop spice into caramel and toffee malts with some bitterness and light citrus. An English IPA with almost a barley wine flavor. A bit lacking on hops however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Has a nice sweet toffee scent with grapefruit, taste is very similar, quite a bite as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber colored pour with leathery malt aroma, flavor is metallic caramel , earthy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle:   Orangish straw, hazy, thin to moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Citrusy hopped nose, a little bit candied.   Smells inviting.   Soft citrusy hops on the tongue, mildly sweet, a little candied citrus peel.   Surprisingly light for a 10.7% ABV.   Some dank and musty notes.   Not bright, but clean, comes across as a majorly strong English IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering musty candied citrus peel notes.   Enjoyable.   Thanks for the bottle Jeff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and pine hops with some caramel and biscuit malts. T - Starts off with grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, grassy, and floral hops with bitterness and some sweet bready malts. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout. Great overall balance with good body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6395) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft to taster at the brewhouse. Looks solid; a transparent copper with white lacing. Smells hoppy and doughy. Tastes solid; like it smells, only better, with nice balance and a good mouthfeel. Abv is hidden well too. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
(650ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich orange, soapy offwhite bottles. Nose of rich caramel, honey, graham cracker, marshmallow, melted nougat. Taste of Alcohol, caramel, marshmallow, not complex or hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
In short: A sugary, somewhat boozy and dry-piney IPA. Not a fun beer at all
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh one month after purchase, bottle forwarded to me by drfabulous, thanks Jeff
The look: Clear orange-blonde, lots of small particles, medium white head leaving good lacing on the glass
In long: Nose is rather discreet for a monster 11% Double IPA, light alcohol fumes and some light dry pine tree notes. Taste is equally simplistic. Sugary caramel, very sweet with a strong refined white sugar flavor, some booze, dry pine tree that seems to dry out the finish more than adding bitterness. The piney dryness is actually quite assertive and contrasts a lot with the sweet sugary attack. Alcohol is overall well hidden. The attack was too sugary-sweet and the dry piney finish was too abrasive. Could have used fruity flavors or something else to make it more refreshing. But as it is, I didn’t find it a fun beer to drink and I had a hard time finishing my bomber. Hoptimus for a hoppy beer, how original, a quick ratebeer search shows that seven breweries have a hoppy beer named Hoptimus, this name is as creative as the dude who named the place where me make fire “fireplace”.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap pours dark amber in color. Malty, hoppy taste with strong hints of dried fruits and caramel. Could taste the high alcohol content.

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