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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This beer is the culmination of over 30 years of brewing by our Brewmaster, Peter ‘Hopzilla’ Caddoo. Created at our Tchoupitoulas Street brewery, our India Pale Ale was hand crafted with six malts and six hops. This big, beautiful beer is dry hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe hops to accentuate aromas of citrus and pine. Grab a Hopitoulas and taste the passion and dedication that has gone into this brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Tap. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear and apple esters, straw and biscuit malt with pine and resin hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a malt backbone with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21106) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Handbottled (thanks K.B.!). HAzy goldeny orange colour with a mediumsized foamy white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, grass, some spruce as well as mild honey and some sweet caramel maltyness. Flavour is rather fruity and floral hoppyness along with some crisp and sweet maltyness. Very nice balance for an IPA. Highly drinkable and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4282) - Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Draft @ Mias Restaurant. Amber color. Nice lace. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malts. Nice biscuit. Tastes of sweet toasted grains, bitter hops. More of a bitter version of English style IPA. (3337)

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomciccateri (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 19, 2012
On draught at Grande Isle Restaurant.great Happy Hour price, unfortunately serious off-flavor. Pours a very densr dark gold color with solid white head. Hop over malt flavor balance but distracting sour tinge. Unclean lines? Could be a nice hoppy beer but can’t tell due to off flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
From a growler filled at the Avenue Pub. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has a nice amount of bread and toffee, with some strong pine notes added in. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. I get quite a bit of pine and orange citrus, with some grass also thrown in. The bready malt keeps the bitterness fairly low and allows the hop flavor to shine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5172) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Tap. Slice. Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger foamy off white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is light to moderate citrusy hops with a fairly heavy caramel malt undertone. The hops are moderately bitter with a fairly heavy caramel malt sweetness that dulls out the hops a bit. Lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. A little too heavy on the malt presence for my tastes. I had a dry hopped version at a festival yesterday that was on cask and it was much better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Draft. Pours copper/amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma and flavor was hoppy -- resin, citrus, a bit of earthiness -- and reasonably malty. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel pulled off the odd combo of both slightly oily and chewy. Pretty satisfying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8291) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2012
draft. amber caramel, clear, small head. sticky pine sap / resin-heavy nose with requisite pineapple fruit and lemon citrus hops. medium-full body, syrupy and a bit goppy, and just a tad too flabby and chewy as well. strong bitterness but medium-low acid, that’s a problem. caramel-heavy orange-oil floor wax hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Draft. Amber and hazy. Earthy, slightly caramelly nose. Earthy hops, moderate bitterness and good balance. Was a go-to beer for me on my visit to NOLA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Draft. Nola. Copper amber brew. Delicate lace. Spicy hop aroma. Peach and nectarine undertone harmonious accents. Light to medium body and easy to drink. Nice chicory bitter finish from the toasty malts. Certain citrus. Nice hoppy number and easily one of the top local beers!


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