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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - 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 thereís also an undercurrent of raw hops and grain, something Iíve 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 (1970) - 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 (1387) - 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 (1520) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarrsipius (6) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2011 does not count
22 oz growler (thank you Jeff). Pours dark orange, almost red in color. Thin head from a gentle pour but will give you a thick head with a more agressive pour. Aroma is fruity and sweet with a hint of tomato or coriander. For 100 IBUís itís very well balanced. Itís a sweet beer and the sweetness offsets the hops. Strong malty backbone. Almost too much sweetness. The flavor is much better than the aroma. No coriander flavor. Taste of apricot and apples. For a high IBU beer it is very well balanced. Almost too much on the sweet side. Overall, not bad but I would prefer less sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1394) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy orange/copper color with a frothy inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is very good, and thereís a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is interesting, the brew smells like earthy and pine hops, bubblegum and some herbs and cloves. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like citrusy (grapefruit) and pine hops, caramel malt, herbs, and some cloves. Thereís also a very long lasting bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and is well carbonated. I liked this brew, it wasnít exactly quite what I was expecting in an IIPA but in this case it was a pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2011
This was 900th! I found this a little of a letdown. While it was a very good drinker, it did not live up to my expectations as DIPA. The flavors are there (though a little sweet and malty for my taste), but they are a little subdued. Hazy yellow pour with a foamy head.

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.


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