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River North Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 130   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian-Style Double IPA (100ish IBU, 9.0% ABV)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10748) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bomber from LetsPour.com. Pours amber with a slight white head. Aroma is like a light barleywine with a little floral hop. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral and fruity - like there are Belgian yeast type fruit esters all over this. There is some mild caramel backbone. It’s hoppy as all heck, but not harsh like a NW ale. Finishes with fruity ester which seems a combo of pineapple and something like peach. Very Belgian all the way through to the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2013
On tap at the JW Marriott. Pours a clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grass and earthy grains with a hint of sweetness. Flavor has earthy light grassy hops and earthy grains that give an overall musty note, doesn’t work great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottled as "River North Hypothesis". Pours a clear, dark gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose of candy sugar, hop bines, tropical fruit, bread, candles. Sweet flavor, candy sugar, light spice, clove. Medium bodied, sweet, candy sugar finish. Sweet, spicy, fruity. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium foamy light beige head and small patches of lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and yeast. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, bready malt and yeast. The finish is fruity with a lingering hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3844) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught at brewery. Called Hoponberguncertainty on Board (formerly Hypothesis). Slightly sweet and sugar. Red color. Alcohol shows in taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Tap at Amato’s Ale House, Denver - 01/06/12. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin white head. Caramel malts, hops, tropical fruit on the nose. Grapefruit, a little pine, sweet malt taste. High end of medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2579) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thin short lived white head, with some lacing, over a hazy, dark gold (SRM 6) body.......nose is light toffee/caramel, light citrus peel, slightly musty........taste is light toffee/caramel, honey sweetness, hints of pine, licorice, finishing with an orange peel, pineapple, apricot laden (a fruit salad) moderate bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low. Although the label says Belgium style, I am unsure. The hops were done with a relatively light hand, resulting in a slightly malt forward beer. There were no unusual esters or phenolics from the yeast. I think all the fruit aromas and flavors were from the hops. The rating of this beer is difficult, because I don’t know what the brewer was aiming for. In one space it could be brilliant, in another a disaster. It is a nice beer, just not what would routinely be in the glass as a D/IIPA. How about calling it a Belgian Golden Strong? BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin hops with biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is medium hops and heavy bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1114) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Decent double, belgian yeast adds some subtle complexity to an other wise pretty straightforward DIPA. Bit cloudy and hot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4425) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
On draft at River North. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a white head. Nose is nice malt, lemon and citrusy hops, Belgian yeast, pepper, and slight fruit. Flavor is similar- nice malt, big citrus, some pepper, yeast and fruit. Sweetness. Medium in body and interesting.


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