Spinnakers Hoptoria IPA
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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed with Canadian Superior Pale, English Munich and Cara malts and hopped with Columbus, Summit, Super Galena, Sterling and Cascade hops and then dry hopped with an additional half kilogram each of Cascade and Sterling, resulting in a remarkably smooth American Style IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
On tap @ the brewpub. Copper orange body, thin off white cap. Caramel malts, a bit bready, with fairly light piney hops, a bit of metal in the finish. Kind of harsh after a few sips actually. Not one I’d come back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap at Spinnakers. This was pretty average all around. Looked good in the glass. Mild caramel, bready malts balanced with mild citrus and floral hops. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Deep copper coloured body with a thinnish off-white head, showing a bit of a hazy note. Aroma of light hops and grain with a touch of caster sugar and toffee, but not much else going on here. Medium-bodied; Strong caramel and toffee flavours at first with a good deal of alcohol and pit fruits and not much other complexities, but the malt hits hard. Aftertaste finally shows the smallest amount of hops with hardly any bitterness and a smooth sweetness at the tail end - this isn’t an IPA is it? Overall, poor for the style for sure, and only slightly better than a typical APA or Amber Ale - this isn’t good and I’m glad I drank it here and didn’t bring it back East. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Crosstown Liquor Store in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 07-June-2015 for CA$7,00 sampled in my hotel room a day later on 08-June-2015 and glad I didn’t schlep it across Canada and the USA to drink back in DC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Good IPA flavor and finish. Amber in color with a thin head. Very tasty beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Léger arôme de houblon d’agrumes. Légèrement sucré avec une amertume modérée pour un BC IPA. Petite arrière-goût amer. Très douce en bouche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Cloudy amber/brown. Thin head. Aroma is woody, biscuity malts, bit yeast maybe a touch of phenol. Yeasty finish, bit duller than I would like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Tasted at the brewpub. Pours light cloudy amber. Nice lacing. Smells of sweet grapefruit, tropical citrus. Taste is citrus hop throughout. Finish is bitter dry and almost watery. Not a bad ipa but not a lot going on with the flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1528) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Aroma: very distinct hop character not much else of note Taste: very potent hopiness that shouds any maltiness Appearance: cloudy gold body with low head retention

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1933) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber. Hazy orange, off-white foamy head settles . Pleasant aroma of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste is thin bittersweet grapefruit and citrus and not much else, totally lacking in malt presence. Softer than average carbonation, lighter bodied, moderately hopped. Another mediocre effort from Spinnakers. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a nice frothy beige head that had excellent retention. The nose is a mix between citrusy and floral hops with a light caramel and bready malt base. The flavor is pretty restrained on the bitterness with some nice floral and green leafy hops. The malt is fairly light and on the drier side, clean and bready, with a light hint of yeastiness. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent sessionable IPA.

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