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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 118   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Hop Cakes, a maple syrup infused double IPA. Only base grain used in the mash so ALL the color and sweetness is given from the maple syrup instead of specialty malts.

emacgee's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4426) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Tap at Beer Study. Soft pale blonde pour with one finger of off white head. Great nose, tons of citrus and fruity hops. Very and green/leafy hops. Tropical. Awesome flavor, good lord. Juicy and citrusy, pine resin, mango fruit, tropical. Beautiful and dank with some light onion notes on the finish. Light medium with a very hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rxeight (1975) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
16oz can dated 2/9/15. Murky dark yellow. Smells like stale grassy hops, ditch weeds, skunk. Tastes like itís a seriously old IPA, canít believe itís only 6 and a half weeks old. Some gross sweetness. No thanks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Can. Orange golden pour. Light citrus and earthy hop aromas. Herbal, earthy hop flavors. Touch of maple on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2618) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
16oz can shared by Dan P. Poured orange in color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, and sweet citrus fruit. Taste is much the same. Caramel maltiness, citrus zest, lots of bitter pine, and a hint of sweet maple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dark amber pour. Small off white head. Little lacing. Caramel and butter aroma. Buttery caramel taste. Slightly dry finish. But it at too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4881) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Location: Draft at VBGB, 2/24/15

Aroma: Nice hop aroma, some pine, citrus, a little booze, and some caramel as well
Appearance: It pours a decent looking orange color with a small head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is similar, good hop bitterness, lightly sweet, and a bit of boozy flavor
Palate: The body is medium, leaning full, with a decent mouthfeel, and a light heat
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty nice DIPA, but I honestly didnít get any maple flavor at all. If not for the deScription, I wouldnít have know it was even suppose to be there. I guess the feel is a hint syrupy, but otherwise...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Can. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of maple syrup, grapefruit peel, citrus, caramel malt and resin. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OneHotPepper (84) - - FEB 19, 2015
From a can. Fruity and sweet nose. Very bitter, hoppy first sip followed by the sweetness of maple. Would have liked to taste more maple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft - Grapefruit and Skunky pine. Clear gold with a rich white head. Sweet light skunk and a big long vegetal bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
on tap-thin white with slight lacing-yellow. A-citrus zest, a sweetness (maple syrup?), some lt malt. T-citrus zest/resin hops with some bite, 2nd lt malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Draft at NoDa. Pours out a yellowish / orange color with a small white head. Smell is sweet, syrupy, and hoppy. Kind of an odd flavor but after a bit I got used to it. Claims to be 130 IBUs. IBUs are basically a joke apparently because this is not very hoppy. Its good, its unique, but its not something I would drink very often.

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