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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Hopknocker Imperial IPA OG 1098/136 IBU/10% ABV An Imperial IPA to satisfy the deep craving for hops, and please the Big Beer Boys at the same time. If this one does not put you in your place . . . your scary!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
Michigan Brewers Festival. Orange amber body with a small creamy beige head. (3+) Mild sweet orange and muted resin in the aroma. Flavour have muted not quite dilute resin and hops. Average palate. Pleasant but unexceptional.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IAMCNDN (2) - USA - JUL 19, 2006 does not count
Again, not a beer perfectionist like others in here, but I really like what this IPA offers. Not too hoppy but has enough kick to let you know its an IPA. Great colour, who cares how much head it has. And you gotta love the logo.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2005
clear gold body with no head and no aroma, just empty space, serious lack of hop bite and any sort of bitters, or flavor for that matter, watery palate and mouthfeel, really not much goin on here, especially considering this seems to be the esteemed beer here, i still do have mad respect for this place though, as schmohz truly is a working man’s micro brew pub, not a beer geek’s brew pub

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
Grapefruit, herbal hops over strong fruit (apricot/orange) in the nose. Hazy yellow-tan with low white head. Very sweet and fruity flavour with mild finishing bitterness that only just reminds you this is beer. Medium-light body is fairly dry with moderate carbonation. Sampled at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival 2005.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Belle couleur orangée, apparence opaque, mousse beige pale. Arômes synthétiques rappelant un jus de houblon à faible budget. Une part d’amertume non balancée vit dans un liquide unidirectionnel et peu intéressant. Mince en bouche, faible carbonatation. Michigan brewer’s fest, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Juillet 2005.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Sampled draught at the Michigan Brewers Fest. Love the brewery name, and the label shown here, but alas I didn’t love the beer. Apricot-peach-juice color with little head...peachy, fruit-juicy nose, hints of grassy hops and grapefruit...very sweet body, juicy-fruity, I’ve never experienced a fruitier, sweet IPA I think...bit of hops come in along with some thyme at the end, and a touch of sourness, but they fail to save this over-the-top candy IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Peachy coloured, off-white head. Mostly fruity notes present nice array of pears, apricots, oranges, but not much else. Feels a bit smoky in mouth where the fruitiness keeps on stronger than ever with plenty of citrus and a very dry character. Meidum bodied, light-average carbonation. Simple.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4606) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2005
On tap @ MBGF: Moderate citrus hops in the aroma with some floweriness. Transparent amber with a small off-white head. Sweet citrus up front with a citrus and pine hop finish. Decent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2005
draft at the 2005 MI summer beer festival. a decently impressive IPA from a brewery that i haven’t heard much about. tyipcal citrus and fruit hops, with a solid enough malt back bone. a solid offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
on tap at schmohz...nice clousy orange appearance with small white head; aroma is full of flowery hops...flavor is very similar but also adds a hint of light fruits and caramels; a nice palate overall, and probably the best Schmohz has on tap


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