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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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It’s official after a few months of working out the perfect flavor profile Tim down at Strange Brewery has handed over to us our first keg of Hops & Pie PA! Brewed to let the hops shine, Hops & Pie PA starts with Maris Otter to form the malty base that holds up to all the hops. Multiple hop additions showcase Simcoe’s piney, spicy, citrus character and Cascade’s resiny, floral aromas. Dry-hopped to further enhance the floral, spicy aromas, Hops & Pie PA is a drinkable, delicious pint of hop indulgence. OG 1.066 ABV 6.6% IBUs 64 We are offering Hops & Pie PA just as Strange brewed it or passed through Hoptymus Prime, our in-line fresh hopper. Custom built for H&P by Buck over at Thirstay (the best tap guy in the state!!), our in-line fresh hopper is filled with fresh Cascade hops that the IPA passes through on the way out the draft faucet giving an additional punch and fresh flavor!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
missdev (18) - USA - NOV 9, 2011
Nose of grass and tart strawberries with a little nectarine. Dry mouth with a resin back. The back taste doesn’t linger like some more Lupulin-y beers. A good go to American IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap @ Hops and Pie. Really not as hoppy as the description states. Clear amber color with a thin lacing head. Aroma is leafy and herbal with a gentle hop bite. Taste is smooth, balanced, and sweet with a strong toffee malt backbone throughout. Leafy and lemony hop tones shine through in the middle, with some floral complexities behind it. Smooth and nuanced, with a bigger dose of toffee than I’m used to in IPA’s and I love it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, pink grapefruit, tangerine and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth lightly dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Deep orange / red pour with an off white head. Light citrus hop nose with some earthy bitterness and caramel malt. Med body - deep malt backbone with spicy bitterness and light citrus hops. Aggressive bitter finish that sticks around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4001) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught at Hops and Pie. Slightly malty build and body. Forward hoppy taste. Caramel. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
10 ounce pour at Hops and Pie. Darker copper with just a little haze. A beige head. A citrus aroma. First sip is a bitter citrus hit but that fades too quickly. Tropical fruit follows with some pine behind that. This is better if you put it down and come back to it. Then that first hit repeats itself over and over.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On draught at Hops & Pie. Clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and toasted malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draft - Resin and caramel. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Resin, light bitterness and caramel. Not much interesting going on, but a very easy drinking IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Poured a clear amber color with a small amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine and light malt. On the palate, this one was medium bodied and smooth with flavors of malt and citrus (mostly grapefruit) with a somewhat bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
On tap at Hops & Pie. Pour is clear copper with a small tan head and pod lacing. Citrusy, grapefruity, a touch of caramel, bready, wet dog, straw and grass in the aroma. Taste is somewhat watered-down, grassy, weed, caramelly, resin and grapefruit peel with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Meh.


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