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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle: Pours a cloudy copperish orange with a thin off-white head that has nice lacing. Hoppy aroma has hints of floral, citrus and pine. Initial flavor has a caramel sweetness leading into a citrus tartiness that feels creamy and finishes with a medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet orange, tropical fruits, and caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt, bready malt, citrus with a very bitter finish. Thankfully not super sweet as many double ipas tend to be. Very bitter and resiny. Some tangy hops. Nice and drinkable for a 10.7%. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
22oz bottle from sefus12, thanks Beau! Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a big, foamy, over-carbonated, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit sweeter citrus with some tangerines, grapefruits, and some lemony pines. A bit herbal with a light, pale cereal malt sweetness from the malts. Flavor is similar. Hops are initially on the sweeter side, but get fairly bitter. Tangerines and oranges up front with some florals before a sweeter cereal malt comes in. Seems like there is a touch of caramel in there despite the claim that this is all pale malts. Hops get bitter and resiny with some grapefruit pines in the middle of this and grow a bit towards the end. Some sticky oranges come out in a dry, piney, resiny, somewhat herbal finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and higher carbonation. Overall, a decent DIPA. Hides the alcohol very well, but the hops seem a bit messy. The simple pale malt sweetness is nice and the somewhat sweeter citrus is as well, but this never came together for me. Not bad, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weitz15 (383) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Solid aroma, slightly hoppy with plenty of zest. The alcohol is slightly present in the taste. Great session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Draft. Amber body with an off-white, frothy head, mostly diminishing. Hop-filled aroma of pine, citrus, sweet orange, grapefruit, pineapple. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter, a bitterness that lingers. Medium to full body, slightly sticky texture, lively carbonation. Taste of grapefruit and orange juice. But there’s also an undercurrent of raw hops and grain, something I’ve noticed in several New Albanian beers. Leaves the impression of being not quite cleaned up. That aside, this is a tasty double IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2011
On draft at Outlook in Louisville. Golden pour with white head. Fresh hop and pine nose. Flavor is good hop rain flavor, and nice bitter finish. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2032) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed with Honkeybra at the brewery. A definite hop bomb. Floral, kinda spicy, and citrus flowing through the aroma and flavor. Nothing incredible, but pretty damn tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pour is a golden orange color with a light white head. Nose is of hops with some yeasty note. Taste is of a standard ipa with a little bread in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 On tap at FFF; pour is fairly clear golden with a fantastic off white head not typical of your iipa; retention is terrific, and lacing is nice as well. So its the english side of this brew that makes it interesting. The fuggles hops and "London" yeast make this brew feel like lighter english fare, but the hop profile on the tongue says otherwise. The abv seems to be masked fairly well, however. I really enjoyed this one, honestly. It seemed like a unique one by my standards

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2011
This IPA is really good. Light and hoppy with a potent hop profile and great malt balance. Citrus and light fruit notes add just enough sweetness to counter the hops and yeast. Bready finish.


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