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Toppling Goliath Hopsmack!
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 175   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Tap at TG. Aroma - massive punch of floral hops, pine, lots of grapefruit and orange, slightly bready, pineapple. Pours a very hazy golden/orange color, white head with good retention and lots of sticky lacing. Flavor is loaded with citrus fruits and tropical fruits, grapefruit, mango, also a good dose of pine sap. High bitterness, although it is well done and does not leave an astringent aftertaste. Some yeast notes, bready, some light toasty malt character. Medium body and carbonation, slightly sweet, sticky finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draft at Sanctuary. Poured a hazy neon orange color. The head was creamy and white with good retention and lacing. Lots of fruity hop smells that included the likes of grapefruit, orange zest, and melon. There were also hints of onion, graham cracker, and caramel. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with assertive bitterness. Pine, grapefruit, herbs, bitter orange juice and subdued caramel flavors. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Phone rate. Draught at Red’s in North Liberty. Slightly hazy amber golden with a one finger off-white, creamy head, down to a thick lasting film. Dry hopped to high heaven, this is. Loads of mango and pineapple citrus hops, tinge of spruce. Light caramel sweetness noted. Flavor follows suit, adding some floral hops, pulling back a bit on the tropical fruit, and stronger pine. Still plenty dry hopped. Semi-dry, bitterness at a 8, quite bitter, very low alcohol noted. A lot more floral and perfumey in the finish. Low carbonation with a medium full body. Very tasty beer. Could be the best I’ve had from Iowa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Hazy gold pour with a small white head. Tropical fruit aroma, a bit of pine and dough. Flavor is also tropical, pine, pineapple, mango, and a bit of orange peel. Mildly bitter finish with decent carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erikshewmaker (2) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011 does not count
Great double ipa with a clean finish from TG. Looking forward to future Hop Patrol brews!


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