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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kelowna, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The HopHead is an extremely hoppy and flavourful beer, reminiscent of many American IPAs. The HopHead has a nice full body and mouthfeel, without the hoppiness being too overpowering. A fine ale all around.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
Very enjoyable ipa lots if hop bitterness. With a nice malt notes in the background. The hops definatly take the lead in this brew. Which I like. A lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1453) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Bien ambrée, tirant sur l’orange, peu de mousse mais quand même un petit col blanc sur le pourtour. Au nez, houblons fruités en puissance. La promesse d’une bière très houblonnée est tenue, elle offre à la fois un côté agrumes en début de gorgée, et une bonne amertume résineuse en finale. Malgré cela, et des malts tout aussi puissants, elle est bien balancée, savoureuse, fonceuse et désaltérante. Beau bouquet de qualités qui lui vaut une renommée méritée.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (2232) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle, amber colour. Slightly off fruit aroma, quite funky. It's pretty dry and bitter but it lack something. It's a little metallic too and a bit watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1537) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
330 ml bottle. Clear medium copper, small off-white foamy head fades. Toffee malt, citrus hop aroma. Fresh citrus pine bitter hop taste, toffee/caramel malts, eventually some grapefruit. Softly carbed, medium bodied, medium hopped. This nice sessionable PNW IPA Lite surprised me and exceeded my expectations, and would make a great starter for Lagerboys looking to expand their horizons. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
330 ml. bottle purchased in Ladysmith B.C. Nice copper colour, head is frothy and sudsy- pretty big. Aroma is vanilla, grapefruit, pine, and yeast. Taste is grapefruit, pine, yeast, hops, vanilla, pineapple, very fruity, and orange. Palate is orange, pine, and hops. Points lost on too much carbonation. Great stuff; it’s easy drinking without being watered down. Proof that great IPA’s don’t necessarily need to be 6-10% alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1115) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle from the hop pack. 5.4%. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, Cascade grapefruit, citrusy, toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (417) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
2013/06/02 - Pours an orange, copper color with a thin white head that lingers. Aroma is honey, citrus and biscuit. Taste is citrus up front with a sweet and bitter hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily with medium carbonation and a drying finish. Not as hoppy as many IPAs, but still decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (597) - - MAY 18, 2013
On tap @GarricksHeadPub. Coppery malt base under floral and citrus hops. Bigger aroma than actual taste. More peppery than I remember. Oily. Lightly bitter-sweet and dry on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3778) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). Thanks to northropfrye! Copper with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is weak but not unpleasant, with citrus, peppery notes and sweetness/sugary notes. Taste is moderately sweet with slight citrus and peppery notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Decent drinkability. Not bad, but easily forgotten.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (390) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours copper brown with a thin head. Aroma is heavy on the citrous, more specifically grapefruit. This is a very good IPA, hoppy, refreshing, delicious. Pairs nicely with my spicy cheesy guacamole and corn nachos......:)


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