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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1212) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (1544) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 15, 2014
@ Whitey’s Liquor / Lawrenceburg IN --- Clear dark amber with a persistent 1" ivory head, streaks of lace. Taste is strong caramel malt that moves quickly to only a lightly bittered finish, then yields to an odd bittersweet sour butter malt that lingers. Perhaps this is not fresh, but the abv would suggest a long shelf life. Not good for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (218) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz at Yogi’s. Aroma is okay, not much to speak of. Taste is caramel backbone, some pine, some alcohol. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EamonTheGreat (89) - USA - APR 6, 2014
On draft at Yogis in Bloomington. Pours golden amber with a thin white head and good lacing. The ABV is hidden well with the strong hop aroma and flavor. A bit of carmel taste which isn't my favorite character for an IPA. Overall not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (229) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pretty good beer. No aroma to really speak of. Really smooth tasting though for an imperial.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hartung32 (196) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Strange beer; almost no hop nose at all. Starts like an Amber but finishes very bitter. Interesting beer, but definitely not what I'd consider a DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This floral and resinous strong ale is engulfed in honeyed caramel before a disproportionate hop bitterness takes hold of the palate.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin slice of foam stays atop the cloudy dark amber.
-The carbonation is quite soft, which makes the body feel heavier.
-The mouthfeel is a tad too oily sweet for my tastes.
-Malt and hop flavours could be better defined.
-This is certainly flavourful, but it remains a simple and hefty strong ale.
-The Imperial India Pale Ale mention on the label is disappointing…

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Orlando, FL. Pours translucent copper/amber with minimal head. Smells rather malty. Near full bodied. It’s rather malty and the hops are more floral than anything. Good drink, but clearly not NW style. Works for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Hazy copper pour with an off-white head. The aroma is mostly pine and herbal hops. It has a medium body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter with a long finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a dark orange/light red with a nice two finger white head leaving good lacing down the glass. Smells of rich caramel malt. Not a whole lot of hops in the nose. Starts off a little caramel, but rounds into an astringent piney bitterness lingering on the tongue. Mouthfeel is good. A little bit sticky with good carbonation, but not cloying. Just an ok beer. Nothing really stands out about it, but nothing is terribly poor either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - AUG 29, 2013
22 oz bought at the keg in Indiana. Darker imperial IPA than I'm used to. Taste the booze bite. Not a huge fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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