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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (381) - 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 (2360) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (1585) - - MAR 20, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Need to re-rate. Hop profile was dead. Must have been a bad bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StaleBeer (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Reddish brown in color. Medium hop smell slightly grassy or earthy. Light hoppy taste with sweet caramel finish. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for a double IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a large off-white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is grapefruit, pine, grass, and malt. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (563) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours amber with a thick white head. Smells of spruce and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and bitter, caramel, spruce, citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1316) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Very interesting Imperial IPA; I can't say I've had an unfiltered one before. The pour is quite murky and deep orange, with an off-white head. Good, deep flavor that is unique in its heaviness -- the hop notes and bitterness are there, but not in their usual spritely form. Unusual overall, but nevertheless quite good. Having a hippo on the label is apropos for sure! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clugger (13) - - FEB 5, 2013
light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, brown, cloudy, minimal head, Not too strong on the hops; a little malty almost. Strong, but quite drinkable...watch out

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On draft at the Fulton Grand on NYE 2012-2013. Dark red pour. Malty beer with earthy hops, yet very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on December 23rd, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a maroon/brown.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit, pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, grapefruit, decent amount of malt.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: Thanks Jay for the beer! Enjoyed this one, a pretty solid DIPA.


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