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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
From the sharp aromatics of citrusy pine that permeates your nostrils to the hefty malt backbone, Hop-O-Matic will slice and dice its way through your palate! But wait, there’s more! This refreshing India Pale Ale highlights the avid appreciation we have of the finer, bold nuances of our little green friends by imparting a delightfully playful nose and even livelier mouthfeel.

A herbaceously spicy, pungent, and dank brew. This fragrant beer imparts an initial blast of bitterness that gives way to sweet, toasty malts and a zesty citrus profile, then takes it up ten notches with a complex mélange of hops that won’t go down without a fight. What can we say? We’re proud of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2015
$8.50 22oz bomber pours with a slightly hazy copper body that supports a weak off white head. The mild aroma offers up tangerine, lime and some herbal like hop notes. The taste starts with a malty sweet citrus hoppiness that tries to be juicy but stays malty with modest levels of tangerine, grapefruit and clementine. To midway the citrus hops build in bitterness and attain a wafer thin resiny hop bite. It gets maltier into the finish as the bitterness grows to pleasing levels. The more of this 22 I drink the more I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Draft at Tiger Tiger. Pours mostly clear amber with big off white head and lacing. Nose and taste is big citrus, pine and dank. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5078) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Clear golden amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel, malty sweetness, citrus, orange juice, and moderate bitterness. Again, meh, not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Tap at Slater’s 50/50 - San Marcos. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and pine hops with pear esters and honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
22oz bottle, bought at the brewery. Brown amber with lacing. Oily grapefruit nose. Very fresh! Big grapefruit flavors, along with strong bitterness. Well supported by the malts. So huge I would think it a Imperial. Great and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (342) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear light copper with large creamy white head and good lacing. Hops, light citrus, and floral aroma. Light silky body. Floral, light malts, an decent hop aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1509) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is a bit subdued - sugary fruits and some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary fruits with bready malts and some grassy, spicy hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit overly sweet and sugary. It has decent bitterness, but not a lot of hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (742) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Appearance was clear deep gold with some floaties then creamy lasting white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight malt sweetness with hints of alcohol, then citrus and tropical fruits. Taste are grapefruit, melon, tangerine, guava, orange and soft pine with good supporting malt. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting slightly dryish balanced finish. A solid fruity IPA, just wish I knew the born date was. Seems the hops where a little old.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1367) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is slightly bitter with a clean finish. A light spruce and toasty flavor with an easy drinkable aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
Draft at Anthill. Pours a medium orange to golden with minimal head. Aroma is melon and mango forward. Taste is initially a sweet to then bitter character with the fruit coming in. More mango at the very end in the finish which I very much like. Slightly dank when it warms. Overall, I’d order this one again.

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