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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The fabled Hop-a-lot-amus is a mythical creature. The heavy hop character of this Double IPA is as subtle as a "river horse" in your lap, but finishes like a hippo in a tutu. Enjoy! 93 IBUs


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Very nice pour. Sweetish aroma, with a ghostly hop. Very cheesy in the flavor, decrepit, bitter, sweet... everything bad you can find in a IIPA with none of the good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Now this brew is what I’m talkin’ about. Good stuff. Pours cloudy, dark amber with a medium sized offwhite head and spider web lace. Smells of resiny, citrusy hops with a big, sweet, caramel malt presence. Tastes nice and hoppy bitter right up front with a big, sweet, caramel maltiness that bilds through the middle and lingers. Nice bitterness, citrusy. Solid, full body and good carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 Re-rate, July 2011 - Suckalotamus. Original: Poured from the (SL) bottle as an amber color with a big head for a dIPA. The aroma was strong floral bitterness with some oranges mixed in there. The flavor featured a malt base with strong floral and orange bitterness, as well as a piney bite with each sip. Mouthfeel was moderate in body and zingy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2009
bottle . . pours deep, cloudy copper . . aroma is hops, citrus, pine, sweet . . taste is pine, slight alcohol, nice maltyness, sweet . . very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle Pours hazy amber with an off white head. The head is froathy and lasting. Produces some good lacing. Has a nice hoppy aroma of pine, floral, and citrus. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is nicely hopped. Not super bitter but definetly hoppy. Has a good amount of malts to balance it well. Has a medium body with a resiny texture. The finish is good with a solid aftertaste. Pretty good drinking beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2011 ahhh a good new jersey beer. sweet jesus. such good news. double ipa. hazy golden, light beige head, piney heady herby nose, makes me salivate a wee bit. bready. taste is smooth, with intense bitterness balanced by a decent amount of malty goodness. certain delicateness, it is extremely good. im so beer deprived, i would give the shittiest beer a four but i feel like this one actually deserves it. --------

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Growler. Aroma very floral-perfumy with some grassy notes and seedy citrus, all with a healthy dose of caramel malt. Flavor heavy malty and heavy hoppy, sticky on the malt, juicy on the hop. I’d still like a little less sweetness from my DIPA, but for the breed, this one was pretty solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a deep hazy orange/brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, and a touch of citrus. Flavor is largely malty with some bitter hops in the finish. Pretty decent IIPA, although a little lacking in the citrus department. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopheadfett (50) - Oak Ridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours a dark copper, rather thin head, minimal lace. Nose is of other significant IPA/IIPA’s. Big on citrus, slight malt, etc. Taste is well balanced, slightly more malt than a more serious IIPA, but balances out the hops wonderfully. An absolute joy to drink, extremely effective assault on the palate, as an IIPA should be, but not as offensive as some of the others I have tried. Glad I tried this, definitely a good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7130) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of juicy orange and grapefruity hops with some toasty caramel malty notes. Starts with good fullness and toasty caramel sweetness with a good earthy bitter grapefruity hop balance before a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. Pretty well balanced and enjoyable.


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