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Wrecking Bar Nealís Hop Noggin Imperial IPA

Wrecking Bar Nealís Hop Noggin Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hop headís dream, this classic West Coast-style IIPA is sure to please. Herbal bitterness cuts across the palate from Columbus and Summit hops, with a sturdy malt backbone from Crisp Maris Otter and Weyerman Melanoiden malts...an attempt to try to balance the amount of hops used in this batch. Floral and citrusy hop flavor carries through the finish on this hob bomb. Aromas of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and earthy/herbal notes pull you in for another taste thanks to the heavy-handed use of Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus hops. Drinks like an IPA, wrecks your palate like an Imperial IPA should...ENJOY!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Sampled at Bleu Cafe, summer 2014. Orange pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Nice aroma, lots of fruity citrus, pine, tropical fruits, a bit of maltiness point through. Nice flavor, good balance that leans towards hop character and flavor, not overly bitter, lots of pine, citrus, tropical fruits, some doughy malts back it up. Nicely done!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Very piney aroma. Slight banana. Resiny flavor. Slightly biscuity malt. Bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1737) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Thins fading head. Not very impressive for a DIPA. Bitter is there but very watery and not a good blance of sweet. This is not what you want out of a DIPA. Draft at brewery. Skip this on the list.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Nice DIPA all around. Hazy gold pour. Pines and citrus heavy in the nose, while the taste was more malt forward. Still lot of pines and fruit. Citra and simcoe hops shine through. Chewy, but drinkable for 10+%. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Hazed orange. White head. Tropical fruity, pineapple, mango, apricot, citrus hops. Well balanced and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2935) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap at the pub. Well done here and one of the best doubleís iíve had from a local. Big hops and sweetness. Well balanced. Orange and caramel malt flavors. Big citrus orange aromas.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4087) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a hazy golden, barely translucent, with a thick and fine gold-buff head. Aroma is hoppy and then some, with an undertone of citrus fruit. Seriously hoppy flavor is more woody then resiny, fairly bitter, with an underpinning of Mandarin orange. Firm texture is lively and leaves a hoppy tingle. Let this one hop to your noggin (but please call a cab or use MARTA if you get too "hopped up"!)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery with linh, scarlett and mom. Pours a bright hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus and lots of funky melon and dank character. Mouthfeel is creamy with lots of funky melon, dank citrus, mango and citric hops. Awesome - the best beer from Wrecking Bar that I had today. Seek this out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19545) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity piney citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcrowther (38) - ATLANTA, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Simply one of the best DIPAís I have had the pleasure of having. Perfect balance between the piney/citrus hops and malt, great aroma as well. Up there with other great examples of the style.


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