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St. John Brewers Virgin Islands Island Hoppin IPA

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St. John Brewers - The Tap Room
Brewed at Shipyard Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cruz Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our IPA is bright copper in color with a wonderful citrusy hop aroma. Island Hoppin has a great malty body that pairs well with the dry hoppy finish. IBU’s 50, Warrior, Cascade, Willamette.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4546) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/8/15

Aroma: Light hops on the aroma, some pale malts, caramel, and some herbal notes
Appearance: The color is orange, pretty much clear, with a small head and light lace
Flavor: Tastes pretty similar, balanced, light sweet and light bitter too
Palate: It has a solid overall feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: This beer is fine, but it isn’t particularly good. I doubt I’ll remember it at all the next time I see it on a shelf.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (394) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear amber with whitish head. Aroma is malt dominated with caramel, toffee, earthy notes with a bit of tropical fruit and floral notes. Moderately sweet overall with a moderate bitterness. A little to malt dominant on the flavor. Caramel, toffee, biscuits, maple syrup, floral, earth. Overall a below average to average IPA. But much better than most of the Caribbean island beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sibarh (149) - Białystok, POLAND - APR 30, 2015
Kolor - miedziano-brązowy, klarowny. Piana - drobna, wysoka, średnio trwała. Zapach - ostry chmielowo-żywiczny. Smak - wyraźny mocny chmiel, wyraźna słodycz, mocna żywiczna goryczka. Smaczne

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden brown with thin head that dissipates. Medium light carbonation. Flavors of hops and cilantro. Reasonable complexity for a single ipa. Much more that I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2/2/2015. From bottle. Dark amber with a fluffy white head. Spicy hop aromas with hints of anise. Bitter flavors, caramel, anise, citrus. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1377) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at lunchtime on the beach on St Croix. I suspect this is one of those beers where the location was crucial...but I quite enjoyed. Light for the abv, fresh, bitter hopping with some grapefruit in the finish. A very good beach beer, not sure how it would have fared in the more critical tastings in the London winter, but we’ll review what we had....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9962) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2015
Big thanks to Erzengel to sharing this beer! Trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen stabilen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, hopfig, Obst, bitter. Geschmack sehr hopfig fruchtig, dezent bitter, etwas grasig, reifes Obst.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (5079) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
Many thanks to Cunningham for this bottle! The beer is amber in colour and malty-floral in the nose. It starts quite bitter, very nice, with a floralness of pine beside the not to sweet but nice malty body. Highly drinkable, very nice. Hints of citrus, nice smooth malt. Pineapple, citrus, very fresh. The aftertaste is a bit malty, not too sweetish, floral-bitter dominant. Very nice and round. The tropical-floral hop with a nice intense bitterness remains long on the tongue. Great IPA!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Appearance: Burnt orange, some off-white head.
Aroma: Hops and virgin fruits?
Taste: Pretty bitter, some caramel sweetness, light fruits. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Maybe better if consumed on USVI?
Bought: Trade with Cunningham - thanks!, 355 ml
Info: 20/12-2014, BB: 30/9-2014

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1557) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
Kindly shared by Jaghana. Couleur cuivrée légèrement trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez malté caramel, houblonné fruité, notes levures. Gout caramel brulé et forte amertume de sapin avec malt toasté et fruité pêche. Bon corps. Fin amere et caramel longue. Bien meilleure à ce que je m’attendais.


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