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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Bière couleur d’ambre, limpide et coiffée d’un fin col laissant au verre une légère dentelle. Des arômes typiques de caramel et d’agrumes. Elle est très amère avec une rafraîchissante pointe acide. De corps moyen, elle est crémeuse, bien effervescente et se termine sur une longue final délicatement amère et aromatique.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Canmoore (255) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a rich golden honey colour, with a thin wispy head. This beer has a HUGE citrus aroma, and the taste is just jam packed with notes of bitter grapefruit, orange-peel, little bit of cracker like malts, and a mild bitter finish. This is not a beer for true hop heads, but if you are new to IPA’s this beer will suit you. The bitterness is definitely not as massive as in some other IPA’s, however it does make for a very drinkable beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2475) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
355 ml bottle drank at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa) on February 26, 2013. Honey orange, little head. Aroma hops slightly sweet, very soft. Slight taste of green hops notes of Corniferous, a little citrus, a fair bitterness. This is fine, but if you’re a hop head, you’ll be disappointed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RD400F (180) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle with date 17/07/13 to Unibroue tulip.

Aroma: Grapefruit, lime, lemon, biscuit, caramel, resin/sap, herbal scent as well.

Appearance: Transparent amber with a foamy white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing.

Taste: More malt flavour than I was expecting...but the hops come through well still. Quite biscuity/bready as well as citrusy/grassy.

Palate: Great balance between malts and hops. I enjoy hop bombs because they are pretty fun but this is a good drinking beer. CO2 good, mouthfeel is medium-heavy and the finish is sweet which is a little unusual for an IPA as most I’ve tried seem to finish a little dry.

Overall: I think this is the best of the locals for the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanE (144) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Golden brown pour. Fairly thick head leaves some lacing on the glass. Hop aroma, with a little bit of pine needles. Bitter hops but not overpowering. Finish is clean and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yukonbrew (12) - Yukon, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
As the name suggests this IPA is hoppy from start to finish with plenty of hop flavour left behind. This might be best drunk last if you fancy tasting other beers. I do enjoy this beer for its’ honesty.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
bottle. pours a light amber/dark yellow colour with moderate carbonation. nice lacing in the glass. aroma is pleasantly hoppy, but not strong enough. lively mouthfeel. flavour floral hoppiness, not much trace of alcohol. grassy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRyatolla (6) - CANADA - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
Obviously did not use aromatic hops but they sure did use a lot of them. Amber with a small head. Not long on finish but bitter packed throughout. Definite citrus aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1198) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
(bottle) clear amber with a tall tan head; aromas of citrus, later some stewed fruit; predominantly bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish, bit austere and not very balanced

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
This IPA poured a medium amber colour with a soapy, bright white, minimal head. Scents include spruce, grass, light caramel and dough. First swig was very hoppy with flavours of caramel, toast, and full grown spruce trees. Finish is bitter with spruce sap lingering...


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