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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Dark orange, almost amber, pour with a white head. Sweet nose of orange, bread, caramel, and peach. Some light pine, floral hops, and maybe grass. The flavor is a touch on the sweet side. Caramel, bread, and toasted malt. Sweet fruit notes such as peach and orange. Mild pine and floral hop flavors with a light bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12460) - 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. I’m sure there is more. There’ also a nice roasty malt backing to support all this stuff. Very light hop burn. Finishes with lots of green melon. Amazing stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9359) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tap at Slater’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
Growler. Pours with a clear orange hued body with a small white head. Aromas are of pine, fresh baked bread, tangerine, tropical fruit, low yeast and slight tannic extracted grain astringency. Flavors are bready, nutty, toasted malt and some alcohol. Low bitterness, tropical fruit hop character, dry with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6449) - 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 IPA’s. The clean malt profile and juicy notes save this brew for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Country Wine & Spirits
Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors are floral and dusty caramel
OK

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - 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.


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