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Roughtail Hoptometrist Double India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Hoptometrist is a crisp, dry, and very drinkable Double India Pale Ale with just enough malt to support huge bitterness and intense piney, citrusy and dark hop presence. FOOD PAIRINGS: Cuisine- BBQ Cheese- PEPPERY: Monterey / Pepper Jack SHARP: Blue, Cheddar PUNGENT: Gorgonzola, Limburger MEAT: Game, Grilled Meat, Salmon DESSERT: Very sweet sesserts like carrot cake, Caramel cheesecake, or Creme Brulee


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass A -Pours a hazed copper/amber color with a firmly tight head, off-white color. Loads of sticky lacing left from top to bottom S - Big bouquet of hops, like sticking your nose in a bag of hop pellets, grapefruit oils, orange peel, green pine, T - A mix of sweet citrus, papaya, and lychee fruit. Grainy malts add a nice generic background to let the hop flavors show. Sweet grapefruit starts dominating as it warms with pine etching in on the back end. The bitterness seems to hold steady from early middle to finish, with some resinous citrus oil left on the palate. M - Light side of full body, fine bubbled carbonation, somewhat hefty feel. Most DIPA’s tend to be less hoppy than regular IPA’s with the high amounts of malt just snuffing out the hops. This is one of the few out there that really pack in alot of hop flavors with descent bitterness and still provide a malt bill that compliments and doesn’t get in the way. Serving type: bottle 08-11-2013

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1844) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
750 ml bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice medium foamy head that fades very slowly and leaves great lacing. Intense aroma of dank hops. Grass, pineapple, onion, mango, melon, pine with a touch of caramel and herbal hops too. Taste is very aggressive. Big tropical fruit taste mixed with all the other aromas. Thick and juicy too with some good caramel malt mixed in. Aftertaste is a bit oniony and herbal though. Strong bitterness throughout. This is an interesting and intense DIPA and I very much enjoyed it. Aftertaste could be a bit better but it’s definitely worth a try for aggresive hop lovers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1321) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky orange ; interesting - with a frothy, yet somewhat modest white head into this glass ; it retains on the average side, eventually hazing this glass with some sticky lacing present here. The nose is dank hops; piney, citrus, brown sugar and caramel - The flavor profile is bittering hops fused with a reasonable malt backbone here. More pine and grapefruit come through, moving to cream and sweet bread, with a light spicey note as well. It has a nice drying effect, with a lingering bitterness on the finish. I was fairly impressed with this one

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartzMimic (79) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Poured into a pint glass a cloudy orange with a foamy head. Lots of lacing. Smells of citrus with a hint of hops. Grapefruit and pine hit the tongue first with a bit of a bitter finish. Medium mouth that’s a bit oily. This is a nice beer. Not my favorite, but something I would enjoy from time to time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
750 ml bottle. From a trade with deyholla. A big thank you!
Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Fruits, freshness, sweetness, some hoppy bitterness and malt in a balanced aroma. Moderate bitterness, fresh fruitiness, malt and mild sweetness in a very balanced flavour. Tasty. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
75 cl bottle @ Tampella
Aroma is rather sweet with exotic fruits and hops. Feels quite like fruit juice. Flavour is fruity and sweet with mango, passionfruit, and some minerals. Lots of lingering hops. A bit too sweet and sticky but good anyway.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6043) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
750 ml bottle, thanks rosenbergh. Pours a cloudy amber orange colour with a small head. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus, gooseberry bush, mango and kiwi. Rich flavour of sweet caramel, mango, rich floral bitterness, grapefruit, herbal notes and some alcohol. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sweet, herbal and very, very bitter. Lingering bitterness just keeps on going. Highly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3682) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks rosenbergh!

Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of fresh exotic fruits, caramely malts, mango, citrus, sweetish notes and pine. Taste is malty, fruity and hoppy with loads of caramel, citrus, exotic fruits, pine and grass. Finish is heavily hopped, bitter, dry, sweetish and malty with loads of caramel, grass and pine. Sweet and malty DIPA with a long lasting bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5947) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a minimal head. Aroma is very hoppy and fresh with exotic fruits, passion fruit, resin and pine needles, some grass and malts also. Flavor is somewhat sweet with caramel malts, exotic fruits, resinous hops, some goose berries and grass. Very refreshing, though a bit sweet. Very good.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (300) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 22 oz Bomber. The beer pours to a deep golden /amber color. The aroma was strong with grapefruit / citrus smell. The taste was medium body and a clean finish for a 10 abv double. Overall a good DIPA.


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