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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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (1426) - - 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 (3450) - 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 (559) - 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 (1206) - 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 (709) - 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 (1527) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - DEC 8, 2012
On draft at Good Beer. Rich, floral IIPA aroma. Full-flavored and muy hoppy, with good balance and lots of malt. Really good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to RamyG4. Pours a hazy copper color with a large froth of orangy, white foam. Decent lacing. The aroma has notes of oranges, grass, and other floral notes. The taste is earthily bitter and dry. Like a mouthfull of dirt. Sort of sweet toward the backend. Sticky mouthfeel. This is a nice, calm Double IPA. It would make for a good introductory beer.


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