Hippo Beers

128 Queen Margaret Drive
Glasgow, Scotland G20 8NY
bottle shop  4.2/5.0 10 reviews
Sun-Mon 12-18; Tue-Thu 11-20; Fri-Sat 11-22

Mayor: JohnRMurdoch (31) | Bottles: 350
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Beers At Hippo Beers

NameABVEntered
Wiper and True Stout Milk Shake4.8%4/27/2017
Tiny Rebel Clwb Tropicana5.5%4/25/2017
Left Hand Milk Stout6%4/21/2017
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness8%4/21/2017
BrewDog Born To Die (8.5%)8.5%4/21/2017
Beavertown Smog Rocket5.4%4/21/2017
Coronado 19th Anniversary Imperial IPA9%4/16/2017
Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit5.5%4/15/2017
Green Flash Soul Style IPA6.5%4/4/2017
Alphabet Hoi Polloi4.8%3/31/2017
Beerbliotek Pale Ale Bobek Citra5.7%3/29/2017
Fallen Dragonfly4.8%3/22/2017
Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter 6%3/20/2017
Beavertown Double Chin8.5%3/13/2017
Alvinne Phi 10%2/9/2017
Evil Twin Modern IPA6%1/20/2017
Odyssey Hop Fiend - Chinook6%1/17/2017
Brodies Old Street Pale Ale5%1/10/2017
Magic Rock / Cigar City Wayniac6.4%1/10/2017
Magic Rock Inhaler4.5%1/10/2017
Odyssey Ego War IPA No. 36.5%1/7/2017
Out of Town Glasgow Porter4.7%1/6/2017
Augustiner Lagerbier Hell5.2%1/6/2017
Rothaus Pils Tannenzäpfle5.1%1/6/2017
Out of Town Telford Road Extra Pale Ale5.5%1/6/2017
Bronx Session IPA5%12/27/2016
Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA9.5%12/24/2016
BrewDog Self Assembly Pope7.4%12/23/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Vic Secret Centennial5.2%12/22/2016
Mad Hatter Lick Face4%12/22/2016
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0035.9%12/21/2016
To Øl Hibernate6%12/21/2016
Wimbledon Bravo American Pale Ale5.5%12/18/2016
Odyssey Nirvana5.4%11/29/2016
Naparbier Insider IPA7.2%11/26/2016
Mikkeller Help4.6%11/26/2016
Wylam Pieces of What7.5%11/23/2016
Mikkeller Stick In The Ear6.5%11/22/2016
Marble Damage Plan7.1%11/20/2016
Green Flash Nugget Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%11/19/2016
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock6.7%10/22/2016
Hacker-Pschorr Sternweisse5.5%10/17/2016
Bellfield Lawless Village IPA4.5%8/16/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 - US Light Ahtanum Bravo3.6%8/15/2016
Heretic Evil Cousin8%8/14/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer Range - Session IPA E.4314.5%8/12/2016
Heretic Evil Twin6.8%7/24/2016
De la Senne / Brew by Numbers Session 44%7/23/2016
Lervig Brewers Reserve Galaxy IPA Single Hopped6.5%7/21/2016
Mother Earth Sweet Spot7.2%7/19/2016
Fyne Ales / Magic Rock It’s Magic5%7/16/2016
Fallen Grapevine5.4%7/16/2016
Jopen Mooie Nel IPA6.5%6/20/2016
Two Beers Trailhead ISA4.8%5/28/2016
St Andrews Black Orchid4.9%5/25/2016
Mikkeller Mikkellerberger5.2%5/6/2016
Two Beers EVO IPA6.2%4/25/2016
Chorlton Citra Brett Pale4.5%4/19/2016
Two Beers Fresh Hop6.2%4/17/2016


72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (1114) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 21, 2015
We visited Hippo Beers on Thursday 18th June 2015, we walked from The Three Judges but it seemed a longer walk than a mile, certainly longer than I was expecting. This place is just beyond the Botanical gardens amongst a small arcade of shops in what seems like a quite smart area. The shop is a smallish rectangular unit, well laid out in terms of where all of the different beers (country of origin) can be found. As expected there is a strong emphasis on Scottish beers with some interesting finds, however there was also a decent USA selection, I picked up a couple of cans from here. I liked this place, prices seemed good, the member of staff was initially quite but at the counter very friendly and chatty. Good beer store, though still has to go some way to trouble Valhallas Goat which I felt had a superb selection.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson  (112) , England | November 18, 2014| Updated March 20, 2016
A decent bottle shop, although I was hoping for a little more. There’s a fairly solid selection of beers from Scotland and around the world with a few rarities on offer, but it’s a pretty small shop, so don’t expect too much. The prices were OK.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (1029) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | June 8, 2014
Placed an online order in May’14. Decent enough selection, I’m told there’s quite a bit more on the shelves than goes online, but at least you get the option to place an online order here! I was actually after a Partizan beer I’d been chasing which I picked up and managed to fill up a box of 12 beers with interesting enough ticks from Scotland, England and Austria (Bevog). 2 of my original picks were out of stock and they emailed me to let me know, offering some suggestions for similar beers, but crucially holding back on the order until I got back in touch with them. Whilst this delayed my order by the best part of a week (I had presumed the email was an automated dispatch note initially) I was glad not to end up with beers I didn’t want and was able to make new picks! General (online) range is OK whilst not mind blowing, prices are fair, although the postage is a little steep @£9 compared to the typical £6.50-£7.50 range in the UK. Can also use AMEX here (only UK onliner I’ve found so far that deoes!) so nice for the airmile top up. Overall a good experience. Hippo Beers won’t be my first choice on line port of call but I’ll be sure to check them out from time to time.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bakingjames  (2) Glasgow, Scotland | April 7, 2014
Glasgow’s best beer shop. Great service from the guys, who know what they are talking about. The selection is mostly UK-based with a focus on Scotland. They do, however, have a solid set of belgian, German and US breweries represented. You can always get Rochefort, Cantillon, Celebrator etc, which is why I go back. I enjoy the new UK stuff, even if some of it is of questionable quality. I would like to see some more traditional UK ales represented (especially Sam Smiths, which draws me to the Cave), but I understand space is limited. Still, just great.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo  (196) decatur, Tennessee | September 16, 2013
Great place. Pretty small but packed with beers from everywhere. Divided up into sections so that you can easily find the brewers you are looking for. Staff knows the stock and beer. If you re in Glasgow you gotta stop by for instant beer gratification. Not cheap but nothing in Scotland is, but you get what you pay for.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (668) Croydon, England | July 21, 2013| Updated August 23, 2015
We walked here after visiting Inn Deep, which took about 10/15 mins. Hippo Beer is Glasgow’s only dedicated beer shop and will not disappoint! The Scottish selection was easily the best in town with the likes of Cromarty and Tempest filling up the shelves. UK craft beer big-hitters such as Kernel, Partizan were also well represented. They also have extensive US, Scandanavian, Belgian and German offerings. There are some fridges which is great for picking up some craft cans for thewalk to your next beer venue! Plenty of clothing and glassware also. Guys working there know there stuff. They just pip Valhalla’s Goat to the best beer selection in Glasgow. A must-visit.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary  (18) Glasgow, Scotland | May 13, 2013
Glasgow’s bottle shops are still not quite to the level of their Edinburgh counterparts who excel in choice and impressive selection... Hippo Beers is a new bottle shop which has already cemented its place as one of the best bottle shops in the city! A short 15 minute walk away from the Hillhead subway station, Hippo Beers has a fantastic selection of ales and craft beers from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Europe, the US and beyond. I definitely recommend a visit if you looking for a good bottle shop in Glasgow!
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
rjkreid  (9) , Scotland | April 14, 2013
Probably the widest beer selection in Glasgow, with a particularly good Scottish beer section which is well tilted towards the growing Scottish craft beer scene. As much American beers as they can get (which is can be tough given the limited supply!) Prices are not bad. Friendly staff.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Graham77  (29) , Scotland | March 3, 2013
Great new shop in Glasgow, has the best selection of craft beer in the city. Stocks a lot of Scottish and American craft beers as well as other countries offerings.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch  (413) Glasgow, Scotland | December 8, 2012| Updated December 10, 2012
Glasgow’s first dedicated beer store just opened in the West End of Glasgow close to the Botanic Gardens. Hillhead Underground is not too far away. Over 300 really interesting beers in stock organised by country. They only have smallish quantities of each beer & hope to rotate the selection frequently. Really knowledgeable, interested, friendly & helpful staff. Prices really good. I am really pleased this place has opened as it is close to where I work & will be able to stop off on the way home. Definitely won’t be going so often to Edinburgh now.

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