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RATINGS: 192   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


Cletus' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of citrus, some earthy hints, some perfumy floral undertones. Tastes bitter with an underlying sticky sweetness to it. Finishes peppery with some floral notes. Decent.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (589) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber orange color. Small rocky beige head. Nice clinging lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with notes of tropical fruit and floral hops. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Complex citrusy hops in mid taste. Spicy hops and alcohol in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (348) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber/copper. Aroma is candied sugar, sweet citrus and floral hops, bread, and pine. The taste adds caramel, sweet syrup and earthy resin. Big malty mouthfeel with a surprisingly clean finish, not sticky at all. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours deep gold into a Sam glass. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving sticky spiders. Earthy hop and tart citrus aromas. Medium bodied with sweet caramel and sourdough upfront turning to sweet pine and citrus in the lasting finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a nice orangey hue with a 2 finger, frothy, eggshell head that leaves lots of lacing as it dissipates. S- A bouquet of citrus, wheaty grains, grapefruit. T- Bready with a huge wave of grapefruit that overtakes the palate and finishes pretty bitter. M- Medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. D- Definitely an underrated beer in my opinion. This is exactly the direction I love my DIPAs to go, lots of grapefruit hops, bitter finish, malt doesn’t come to the front end at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (617) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma is somewhat muted but there is some tropical fruit, citrus and resin. Medium light caramel note with some cracker and biscuit as well. Definitely not as hoppy as I would prefer. Pours a fairly clear copper color with some amber and orange highlights; this is pretty dark for an IPA. Thick, slightly tan head with pretty good retention. Moderate lacing and mid sized legs. Flavor has a medium sweetness to it with quite a bit of malt character - toasted bread, caramel, cracker and biscuit. Moderately strong bitterness helps dry it out a bit. Faint buttery note. Not much hop flavor; some light tropical fruit, medium light citrus and pine resin. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty boring IPA without much hop flavor or aroma. This is pretty on point for what I think of when I picture East Coast IPAs. The malt character is too dark as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
Dark amber in the glass, nice intense floral hop aroma. The beer starts very floral, lots of hop aroma. The mainpart is very intense, not too sweet, nicely hopped. Bitter pine aroma together with fragile floral hops, nice bitterness and a not too sweet body. The aftertaste is long, intense floral hoppy, smooth sweet-malty body and nicely bitter.
A very nice and balanced Double IPA - and even for the 8.5% not too sweet. Great brew! --> 13/12/12/12

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pwf316 (1) - - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
It has a nice dark amber color, good aroma with overly bitter taste. It could be a bit more well balanced. Strong amount of carbonation with good head retention.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pen & Paper Log (Jul 2012) Aroma - a malty aroma with deep hop resin aroma, some caramel and citrus Appearance - is a cloudy amber body, with a fluffy white head. The head holds up for a while and gives a little lacing as well. Taste - the beer is definitely piney, some caramel and some citrus Palate - body is medium, texture slick and oily, rather bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Aroma was of cheap ale. Stale malt with notes of terpentine and light hops. Pour was a nice enough murky burnt orange with a thing off white film for a head. Taste was OK. Cheap tasting, with iced tea, plastic and sterile caramel. A little hot from the alcohol and a a tad astringent. Nice carbonation. Too much off flavors in this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a hazy deep orange color with a decent amount of head that dissipates quickly. To be expected from 8.5% ABV. Aroma smells of roasted fruits. And alcohol. Orange and tangerine. I also get a lot of sweetness from the malts. Taste up front I get a sweet malt character, and a great resiny hop flavor. Again, I get a strong roasted fruit like burn from the alcohol, they didn't hide it very well in this beer. Overall, it's a good DIPA. But I've had much better.


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