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

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The name says it all...a full bodied India Pale Ale brewed for those that take their hops so seriously, they are referred to as ’Hop Heads’. Brewed year round since 1999, HopHead IPA is our Signature beer and was the first ’serious’ IPA to be crafted for wide consumption by a Canadian brewery. Considered risky business for a small Canadian craft brewer at the time, it is now considered to have been ahead of its time by leading the charge into brewing full flavoured IPA’s. Intense hop aroma with a complex malt/hop profile. Snappy bitterness with a very dry finish.

Malt: Pale, Light Munich, Vienna, Crystal
Hops: Perle, Centennial, Cascade, Columbus, Crystal


JaneHanratty's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JaneHanratty (10) - British Columbia, - APR 17, 2006
My current favourite beer! This sample a 12 oz bottlle. part of the search for the "Best BC IPA". Light amber with rocky white head, excellent lacing. Medium bodied, average carbonation, very clean finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arcanor (137) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
355ml bottle, less then a week fresh. Pour light cooper with a dense but small off white head that vanish and stay on the outer rim. Malt aroma with notes of green resin. Taste of sweet malt, lots of residual sugar. Not enough hops. Long bitter finish with lots of sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
Orange-gold body with good head. (That’s what she said! Ha!) Malty hop aroma, not too bad, not too expert either. Flavour is soft hops and weak hint of malts. Very subdued, preferred the double better. Give this to your friends at the barbeque and keep the strong one behind the bar for yourself.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cinctus (198) - - FEB 6, 2016
Very light flavoured but quite bitter. Strong in that sense and quite tasty. But everything else is fairly bland.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
An awesome snappy IPA from Tree brewing! Hazy orange pour with a thin head, no lacing. Notes of pine, bitter hops and some lemongrass spiciness almost.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
355ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Orange in colour with a long lasting large off-white head, excellent. The aroma is of citrus, some pine, light caramel, some toasted malt. The flavour is of light citrus and pine, earthy and toasty, some caramel sweetness. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, good bitterness and hoppy. A nice balanced and highly drinkable IPA.

3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
CletusVanDamme (6) - North Vancouve, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (707) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
355 ml bottle. (5.6% ABV) Pours a hazy copper with a medium, off-white head that laces. Sweet, hoppy aroma of citrus, caramel malt and grass. Sweet, fruity flavour of grapefruit, caramel malt, mild resin and grass with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1339) - CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours hazy pale to medium amber with a short, short-lived light beige head, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine, citrus, caramel malt, slightly flowery. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Quite a decent A/IPA. Good balance between hoppiness and maltiness: the malt is quite pronounced, but definitely in a supporting role, and the flavour remains hop-forward. Quite nice. (15/20)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Richwest68 (12) - - FEB 21, 2015
Nicky balanced IPA. Light copper in colour, off white head. Plenty of hops but not over powering. 5.7 percent so not too strong that you could not enjoy it as a session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (274) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Transparent copper brown. Good head retention. Caramel, malt, hop, and pine aroma. Quite creamy and smooth. Mid bodied. Initial taste is smooth caramel malt and the finish is mildly bitter hop and pine. Extremely smooth and refreshing IPA.


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