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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Six different hops are used in the Hop Father and it comes out bearing 100 International Bittering Units.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Tasted on tap at the 2006 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is orange and piney hops. A medium bodied 2x IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy with a touch of pine. A medium to highly bitter IPA. Lots of orange and citrus highlights throughout this beer. Good balance. Nice carbonation. Juicy hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2006
On draught at Papago: Pours to a mostly clear, bright golden yellow color with a large white frothy head that lasts, though eventually fading from atop the beer. The aroma shows tons of grapefruit, fresh floral citrus hops. Taste is pure hops - grapefruit, citrus, fresh bitter grass, very much showcasing the classic american hops, and clearly dry-hopped. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, finishes with extended bitter citrus & pine hop flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2006 Alpha King Competition 2006: This made it to the finals but I couldn’t get past the diacetyl. Aroma of butterscotch over pine. The flavor was much lower with the butterscotch. Piney and bitterness made most of the flavor. Some malt backed it up. 6/3/7/3/13/3.2

GABF 2006:Hazy golden color with an off-white head. Nice grape fruit and citrus aroma big but not overpowering. The flavor had pretty big grapefruit notes with some malt showing up mid-way and a decent bitter finish. Don’t know why I had so much diacetyl in the first try.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Cask... Pre-GABF ’06 at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Hazy amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is of caramel, grapefruit and pine. The flavor matches the nose and provides medium bitterness. Medium-bodied with almost no carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Holy grapefruity hops batman!! Wow. Not sure it is deserving of the title of an imperial ipa because of the gravity, but it certainly has the hop profile of a dipa. Good body to back it up too. Very drinkable. On tap at Papago in Tempe. One of the best beer selections in the Phoenix metro area!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - AUG 13, 2006
Wow, A Double IPA that has extra hops added to it between the keg and the tap. Fantastic, For a 8% Double IPA the beer had a light body but did it pack a wallop with a reported 100 IBU’s. Remember in the movie The Right Stuff where they talk about pushing the envelope back, this is what Papago tries to do with all their beers. There is nothing common or average among them. If you are a HOPHEAD you’ll love the Hopfather.
Earlier Rating: 10/12/2004 Total Score: 4.8
Wow, A Double IPA that has extra hops added to it between the keg and the tap. Fantastic, For a 8% Double IPA the beer had a light body but did it pack a wallop with a reported 100 IBU’s. Remember in the movie The Right Stuff where they talk about pushing the envelope back, this is what Papago tries to do with all their beers. There is nothing common or average among them. If you are a HOPHEAD you’ll love the Hopfather.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4574) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2006
On tap: Big citrusy and grapefruit hop aroma. Transparent golden-amber with a small white head. Lots of sweet citrus up front. Finish starts with light grapefruit hops that really build until the full affect is felt more in the lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very thin for an IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Pours deep cloudy orange with a whipped head. Aroma is citrusy sweet, some pine, but the hops are subdued, maybe not fresh, for the style. Body is med. and creamy. Flavors are slick, actually "feels" hoppy. Lots of citrus and apricots. Nice lasting bitterness. Nothing off here, just not enough aroma. More dry hops and do it warm.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2006
On tap at Papago Brewing: Beer arrives in the glass with a really nice apricot color and a totally retained creamy, off white head. Arom is large, citric hoppy aroma with some malt in the background. Flavor is that of a hop monster. Really bitter, fresh, juicy hops, some grapefruit juice in the finish. Mouthfeel is nicely cabonated with smooth edges and is a bit oily. Overall this is a very enjoyable double IPA in the league of Exponential Hoppiness for my money. Totally unbalanced and wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3288) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Piney, citrus aroma with mild hemp qualities present. Not too much in the way of booziness. Pleasant aroma. Moderately hazy copper color with a frothy white head and nice lacing. Piney, citric start with more orange pine notes. Turns a little more sweet with some piney bitter hoppiness. Impressive.


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