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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6570) - 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 (5780) - 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 (6103) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Growler courtesy of Paul at a tasting at his place. Pours a clear amber with brown hues and a thin to medium sized white head. Oxidization and age apparent on the nose, fruit and plums. Medium bodied, sweet and old. Malt, touch of hops, toast, malt. Moves into an oxidized bitterness with some remnants of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours a light amber with a smallish head. Oddly, a slight hint of sweetness to the smell. Some sweetness to the brew as well, which serves as a complement to the hopiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bomber from StFun... Poured a murkey red color, with a nice head. Smelled bready/malty and lighlty hopped. Taste was a sweet bready maltiness, followed by a light bittering from the hops. Kind of an east coast DIPA... Medium body, it wasnt sticky or dry.... some where in between. Alcohol was well hidden. Overall sub-par DIPA... meh. Thanks Josh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 bottle in West Lafayette, nice golden color, nice modest head, plenty of hops including florals, some good level of malt which smooths out the 100IBUs 12/13 Must be an old bottle from barberry licquers in west lafayette. No hops musty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3267) - Montana, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft. Golden pour with a lacing white top. Scent is earthy and citrus. Taste is citrus and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
i dont know if this stuff was infected or what, but it tasted wierd, had prinbgly carb and the bottle sat thier foaming over for 2-3 hours after cracking. didnt really enjoy this beer much. meh.

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