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Opa-Opa Steakhouse Buckwheat IPA
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is brewed for those who appreciate the pure pleasure of the Hop. The malt comes through, but its not long before the hops take over! Aromatic, bitter and a bit strong, this beer graduated from the more is better school.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bavarian81 (64) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Not the best IPA Iíve ever had. Aroma is mostly citrusy grapefruit. Only a mild hoppiness. Donít know if it was a bad bottle, but it was also pretty watery. ehh. not so good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Funknmilla (693) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Rating from March 2013...12 oz bottle....malted aroma overpowers the hops...its been in my fridge for almost a year, so that may be why....rich copper color with a skimming of a head....very malt forward flavor....its good, I like IPAís like this...tasty & well rounded

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Dark amber pour with fairly thick white head, some hop astringency on the nose, flavors of bitter citrus peel. There is something in this that I canít put my finger on that is rubbing me the wrong way, perhaps the buckwheat? But I donít know.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5095) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a rather too-large frothy white head that took a good long while to settle down. The nose is lightly citrusy with a touch of pale malt, and light caramel. The flavor is just lightly bitter with a little citrus and floral notes. The hops are a little too light to qualify for IPA levels as far as Iím concerned, but I guess we call it what they call it eh? Finishes with a mix of light brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Light bodied with a little clinginess and soft fizzy carbonation. This is an APA at best, and not even a great one of those.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Light citrus and old caramel aroma. Hazy orange color. Blunt bitter, dry grainy finish. Crisp at first, fades out to a mellower finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Tap at Opa Opa, Southampton, 20/05/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head. Nose is pale malts, grass, citrus. Taste comprises light grapefruit, hops, caramel malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Ok IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3574) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Drat at brewpub. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much in the tongue or nose. Finishes clean. Pretty boring for style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
bottle. pine, orange, light grapefruit hop, back by a muddled earthy somewhat vegetal dough. okay.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a huge meringue head that prevented me from pouring this in one shot. Smells of citrus and a hint of pine. Heavy on the grapefruit and lemon with a fairly solid bready sweet malt backbone. The flavor follows the aroma bread citrus and pine with a faint hint of wild yeasty phenols. Medium body with a huge amount of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Not a bad brew, nothing special, but nothing objectionable either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
9th August 2012
GBBF. Cask - presumably a special as there was nothing like a 6.0% IPA on the database before I added it. Description taken from the GBBF Programme. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate with superfine carbonation. A fair amount of grain with a dash of honey. Mild tangerine - orange citrus with a whisper of peach. Mild fresh hop spice. Carbonated sting in the finish. Another great condition cask US beer at GBBF - BSF have done a great job!
Earlier Rating: 8/22/2010 Total Score: 3.4
3rd August 2010. GBBF
Clear amber beer. Little suddy head. Nice caramel malt base. Good tangy orange hops on top. Not too bitter. Well balanced.


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