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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


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pdiroquois (11) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Really good beer. Hoppy but not overwhelming. Very pleasant beer worth sipping.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Straight forward hop-centric 2XIPA, citrus, medium bitterness and sweet malts. Complex? Not really! 2XIPA that can get you buzzed? Absolutely!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Great head. Cloudy dark copper. Lacing nice. Aroma is lacking. Head stays rocky. Bitterness is not crazy not underwhelming. I like it. Does have a little weirdness in the palate but still nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy deep amber color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Aroma of piny hops with citrus overtones, and some biscuit malt. The taste is pretty sweet up front, caramel maltiness, followed by lots of pine and citrus bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3875) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Aroma is citrus, mild/medium sugar sweetness and a hint of caramel/toffee. The flavor is citrus, light grapefruit, mild hop resin, an undercurrent of sweetness and a very bitter finish. Not the best in the style but better than I was expecting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickmoyer (25) - Laureldale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
A surprisingly very smooth IPA. Not too much of a bite with the after taste. Biggest complaint is that I currently don't have more in my fridge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (897) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
A very nice grapelike bitterness with floral notes. Reddish brown color with a white head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ken1. Hazy dark orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180513

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from EC. Clear, coppy body with a huge, off-white head. Lasting with tons of lace. Really pretty. Dusty malt aroma with some cracker. Muddy citrus and some peach. Flavor has muddy hops. Caramel and raisin malt. Very restrained. Fullish body with appropriate carbonation. Balanced bitterness and a clean finish. Not what I expected from an IIPA, but the balance and restraint really work for me here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
Deep amber pour, hazy medium frothy off white head and decent sticky lacing ... aroma is malty as heck with a light citrusy hop .... taste is bitter rindy with some citrusy hops and a caramel malt backbone ... mouthfeel has a strong bitter hop and lightly oily in the mouthfeel ... slightly boozy ... strong hop bitter bite but just lacks the big citrusy hop flavor


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