nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-07-03 from a 16 oz. can: Very nice fresh-picked hop aroma. Light amber with great head retention and lots of lacing. Great fresh hop taste at first, then finishes slightly off…mineral-like. Good mouthfeel...plenty chewy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the 16 oz. can from the brewery. This was a special run of Hopluia that contains twice the amount of hops as usually used for Hopluia. Sold at the brewery on 12/19/7 by the case of specially marked cans. Pours an orange-golden color with a medium off white head that thins out quickly. The aroma is where the big difference lies in this beer vs regular Hopluia: intense floral fruity berries with some nice strong citrus. Moderate bitterness factor with a nice long bite to the palate with the finish. Not overdone, but a definite improvement over straight Hopluia IMO.