ngleason (5) - - MAY 25, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great sessionable beer. A nice amber color with slight head with aroma of citrus. Not as hoppy as I would like but for being a pale ale this beer really does fit to style because I believe most are hoping for hopdinger to be an IPA
Narnad (1486) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very clean, amber color with a HUGE frothy white head. Aroma has a fantastic flowery, light citrus and strong pine resin nose. Flavor has a an early Munich malt toasted malt that combos well with the early pine bitterness. This transitions to a mild caramel malt sweetness with a very nice grapefruit citrus kick that carries out the finishing flavor. With its modest body, the brew holds the strong hops presence very nicely and even adds a slight dryness to it help accentuate the bitterness nicely. Overall a great beer that showcase what an APA should be with a stronger than average hopping but fantastic malt presence underneath.
tennisjoel (1196) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ll go against the grain here. This is an excellent outside the box APA in my opinion. Very unique piney grapefruit thing going on here, but somehow it distinguishes itself from others in the style. A very nice tanginess in the flavor. This is a treat, and one I’d gladly revisit. Picked this up in Onalaska as a part of a build your own 6 pack.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one bottled, thank you Slothgar! Hazy, bright amber pour with a rapidly dissipating off-white head, a powerful nose of rosy hops and a little bit of sour apple. Mouthfeel is prominent. Taste is excellent, even for this style, complex with hops at the top of an assortment of fruits. Good, strong finish. This was really quite good.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nose is light cereal sweetness, occasional bready malt and beginnings of pine. appearance is light copper with good haze, big lacing and retaining film head. flavor is fruity with peach and touch of lime, big pine and breads to balance. well balanced APA that provides the hop fix and nears IPA territory without overstepping its bounds. infinitely sessionable.
beerdetox (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure why some low ratings. I live down the street so I’m probably bias. Very good, drinkable beer with nice florals and finish.
jjgmd (1623) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow golden pour with a nice foamy large head. Nose is citrus and pine with a predominance of grapefruit and a dash of lemon lime.Taste is full of citrus and pine and very drinkable, and quite light. Finish is dry with some mild bitterness. A solid APA. Quaff Score 7 / 10
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m surprised by the low scores. Hopdinger would be a staple in my fridge if it was locally distributed. Purchased at Woodman’s Market in Kenosha. Pours an amber, with good carbonation and an off white head. Aroma is grassy with citrus notes. Taste is earthy, bitter and even a bit buttery. Somewhat thin, crisp, with a dry finish. Solid Ale from Oso
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mars Cheese Castle. Light golden pour with a one finger white head. Citrussy hop aroma and flavor. Hop forward, could be an IPA. Good mouthfeel and a nice accompaniment to the grilled chicken sandwich. Very tasty would definitely get another in the rupture.
pablo951 (486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh Crisp aroma. Strong head but not for long. Good medium hoppy taste with notes of pine. Good palate.