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Toppling Goliath Hopsmack!

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 175   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First in our limited Hop Patrol series of aggressively hopped and auspicious ales, HOPSMACK! is here to rescue your palate. Giant aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit jump from this enticingly complex double IPA. True to its name, this brew delivers a heavy smack of dry hops and a double dose of bitterness in the finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Cloudy golden pour. Strong citrus aroma with some piney hops. Taste follows, a little bitter for my liking. Pretty good stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle from mdg. A ton a orange fruitiness in the aroma. Very cloudy pale orange color. Minimal white head. Taste is all orange juice. Moderate bitterness. Nice c

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5938) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Nose of tropical fruit passion fruit floral notes light white sugar dough bread. Hazy juicy orange pour white head nice looking. Chewy herbal up front, passion fruit white sugar chewy herbal and celery notes. Can taste alcohol carbonation is in the lower end. Cool beer. Thanks Carl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle, thanks to (crafty) Carl. Hazy pineapple juice colored pour, white head, splotchy lacing. Citrus, tropical, oniony goodness. Moderately dry, completely hop driven. Malt contributes some light toast and caramel I guess. Bitterness is restrained. Medium+ body, oily texture. Overall: would drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (6355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Gold pour with a small head. Super bright nose. Loads of pineapple and pissy tropical undergrowth. Taste is similar. Very fresh and bright. Dirty tropical hopppiness. Pineapple and seagrass. Great stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Hazy pour with a white head. Really nice nose, lots of great tropical fruit. Nice hoppy taste, a little vegetal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet onion, bitter citrus and pine with a strong sweet grain backbone. Flavor has sweet onion and citrus with a strong sweet grain backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bomber. Hazy yellow pour - looks kind of dense. Big pineapple aroma and taste. Juicy. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1108) - Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with soapy white head. Nose and taste is citrus, grass and orange. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Crazy aromas contrast dank basement/ cellar notes with juicy tropical fruits. There’s a ton of grapefruit, nectarine and pineapple citrus here, with a blast of spicy hops lingering long with subtle pepper spice. Complex and layered.


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