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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


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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (130) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours very cloudy amber/orange. Two finger head, some lacing. Aroma of herbs and grass. Taste is a hop bomb bitter with nice sweet malts in the background. Full body, above average carbonation, chewy mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of pine, earthy hops, grapefruit. Alcohol is slightly noticed as it dries. This is a great DIPA.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kipmartin9 (1) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
One of the most outstanding beers I’ve enjoyed (cask version on this occasion). Butterscotch nose, sweet hops (brought to mind sugar snap peas -- brightness without palate-rawness), chewy mouthfeel, long evolution of flavors on the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
closey22 (904) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
On cask. Deep hazy amber with thick Lasting foamy lacy beige head; aroma is distinctly floral hops; Flava is richly complex blend of floral spicy hops sweet malt; feels medium foamy; finsiens dry bitter hoppy but mildly so

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (268) - - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy brownish copper. Sweet, bready malts on the nose. Citrus, caramel, brown sugar, medium bitterness. All said, a really nice, drinkable DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (702) - 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 (517) - 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 (4422) - 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 (551) - 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 (751) - 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 (2645) - 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


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