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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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, thereís 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 mťlange of hops that wonít go down without a fight. What can we say? Weíre proud of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11130) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours golden amber with a slight beige head. Aroma suggests mosaic. Lots of mixed fruits. Melon? Citrus? Med body. Wow are there lots of odd fruits. Most melon I can recall. Citrus. Pineapple. Maybe guava. Iím sure there is more. Thereí also a nice roasty malt backing to support all this stuff. Very light hop burn. Finishes with lots of green melon. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle and served in snifter: Clean and golden hue with a mostly lasting head. The nose is wonderfully dank and citric with some herbal and resiny notes too... faint biscuity malts. The taste is SD styled IPA updated with aggressive 2013 hops. Brash and kicking pungent character over a layer of biscuity pale malts and biting alcohol. I like this enough but must declare I am not a big fan of overly dank IPAís. The clean malt profile and juicy notes save this brew for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1081) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at Dr. Bills tasting at falling rock pours a clear orange with a white head. Pine and tropical fruit taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to fata2683: Poured a burnt copper orange with a two finger tan color head. Aroma is fresh juicy citrus hops. Taste is similar with very citrus grapefruit juice, hops, and mellowed in the finish a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2623) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
13 sept 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is sweet malt and lemon rind. Thin body and fizzy. Big pine hops with some bitter finish. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Tropical fruit and citrus on top of toasted malts and caramel sweetness in the nose. Great orange amber pour wonderful head and lace. Flavors of caramel and toast up front, pushing a little iced tea but not much. Citrus and tropical fruit. Bright hoppiness. Juicy with nice resinous chewiness in the finish. Smooth and well made. Could use a bit less caramel but still a very solid ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (230) - orange, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a nice frothy head. Aroma is tropical citrucy hops. Taste follows the Aroma some good hop bitterness midway and a nice malt backbone. Medium easy drinking ipa. Very nice tropical citrucy ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity hops, citrus, light malty sweetness, and lingering grassy bitterness. Good stuff; very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tap at Slaterís 50/50 Rancho. Tea orange pour with good lacing. Sticky all over with some fruit juiciness. Nose is maple and sugar. Taste is sweet orange candy and mild peel bitterness. Sweeter, sticky amber IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (969) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Pours a murky orange golden with a one finger white head. Sliced grapefruit with sugar on the nose. Mouthfeel is greasy and smooth with a bit of carbonation scrub. White pepper, resin, grapefruit, and umami flavors. Flavors blend to create a gestalt of a gigantic brew. Irreverently bold, yet painfully balanced. This is genius. ADDENDUM: Iím having this beer for the first time out of the bottle. There is a distinct difference between the draught version. The bottle version is nearly devoid of the umami and resinous depth that distinguished the draught version from even great IPAs. The bottled version is a disappointment compared to the draught. Iím adjusting my original score of 4.5 overall to account for the fact that more people are likely to imbibe the bottled version. If I were to have rated the the bottles version on its own merit, it received a 3.0. Really, itís like an average home brew. ADDENDUM 2: Iím on my fourth bottle (not the same night though) and it most closely approximates the tap version. There mustíve been more than one batch that went into this first round of bottling. This bottle is quite tasty.

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