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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (9986) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Great lacing. Nose and taste of papaya, mango, citrus, sugared pink grapefruit, caramel malt, pine, dank hops and resin/sap. Balance is incredible. One of the better IIPAs I’ve had in some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7786) - Tampere, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7455) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a grayish off-white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice pine hop note through out with a hint of grapefruit and resin plus a caramel backbone. Flavor has a good amount of pine with a light resinous note backed by a bit of citrus and some sweet grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6896) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6737) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6424) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4356) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours golden/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral and lightly piney hops plus a nice caramel and pale maltiness. Flavor a good balance of everything with the strong hops standing out. Average to smooth texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4274) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2403) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
750mL from SoonerChamps, this is a big boy beer in a big boy bottle, nice orange hue from it, medium 3 finger head, nose is big amounts of hop but there definitely is a strong malt backbone, more than I’d like but its a balanced IIPA. Good local stuff.

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