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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Wonderful chrysanthemum aromas support American hops in this well balanced IPA. Our first IPA features whole flower chrysanthemum and Chinese rock brown sugar. To top it off, 3 separate kinds of hops are introduced during the boil and dry hopped to give Hippity Hops its distinct flavor and aroma. While it’s not easy to be leaps and bounds above other IPAs, we think we’ve done a pretty good job. Just be on the lookout for the hops. They’re sure to surprise you! For the beer geek in all of us - 7.5% ABV, 60 IBU, 10.4 SRM.

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2.4
Beaver (1847) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2017
12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy light copper amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is creamy biscuit malt with some fruit and very floral hops.

The flavor is sweet fruity metallic caramel malt with soapy floral hops. It’s an odd mix. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, Interesting but too odd for me.

1.5
Ernest (7824) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, apricot), with notes of potting soil, plastic/rubber, camphor (like Vick’s Vaporub), insecticide, black tea. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Wow, this is frighteningly bad...the aroma actually makes my stomach knot up in fear/disgust; something went very wrong with this batch (no canning date on these, though), and it’s not the flowers...quite phenolic and chemical-like. In the mouth, it’s quite syrupy sweet, sour, and very dirty in the aftertaste. A horrific drain pour, no exaggeration. As bad as their saison was, this is far worse.

3.2
stevoj (5592) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Draft at brewery. Resinous IPA, piney, slick, slippery. Nothing special, finishes fast.

3
gerty303 (14) - - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at Caution East. Hazy copper pour, minimal head. Medium bodied, sweet malt, herbal/floral hops and spice. Meh.

3.3
JK (6296) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Opaque copper color. Lacing head. Lots of malt flavor for an ipa. Only mildly bitter hops, this is not really overpowering in any way, but a good beer that would be sessionable if not for the abv.

3.4
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
clear copper orange with a large lasting head. smells of caramel, orange, something a bit burnt. taste is hop bitter at the first sip, light pine and strong floral. sweetness starts to emerge later. caramel citrus and pine ling in the finish. thick mouthfeel but thins out well at the finish. I am just happy to have an ipa, that is not a double ipa in disguise. flavors work together well. and i am happy that the "chrysanth.......someone spell that for me" is not too dominant.

3.4
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at the Lakewood Location. Pour is hazy amber with a small white head and decent lacing. Floral, doughy, caramelly, somewhat earthy, grassy, sweet malty, and herbal aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, honey, earthy, grapefruit peel, oranges, somewhat spicy, weird herbs, grass, and lavender with a lightly bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Drinks like its 5%, but the infusion of chrysanthemum seems muddled. They seem to be brewing pretty clean beers, but I wish they would stop adding different spices to all of their beers.

3.3
ajnepple (7104) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at C2. Orange and cloudy with minimal head and light lacing. Aroma is floral, herbal, soapy, hoppy and lightly malty. Similar flavor, floral, fruity, sweet and lightly bitter. Average body with a smooth, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Not bad, pretty refreshing.

3.7
onceblind (10612) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Clear amber pour with a small sticky beige head. Nose of carmel, orange orange citrus, and a bit of earthy ginger. Crisp and dry with a nice British IPA feeling of earthy toffee sweetness, a little lemon, a little pine, and a bit of an assertive hop bite. Finishes with dry caramel and pine.

3.4
Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
On tap at Caution! poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange zest, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, citrus, earthiness and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.


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