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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hoppy Poppy IPA is identified by its intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. The brilliant appearance and dry texture of this IPA is reminiscent of a fine Santa Ynez Valley chardonnay and is the Master Brewer’s favorite vintage.

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3.2
jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

3.3
bytemesis (9632) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Tap. Pours clear pale amber, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma is light pine floral grain. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, medium bitter, floral, pine. Light to medium body.

3.5
johnbuck100 (306) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
22 oz bomber from whole foods santa barbara. this beer was everywhere on tap during my week in santa barbara, which makes sense because the brewery is in a nearby town, in the santa ynez valley. i would give this beer’s name a "5" but unfortunately names are not on the rating system. perhaps they should be added? there is so much competition by good ipa’s in california that it is easy to give this beer a "good but not great" rating, which is what i give it. that is not to say that this is not a nice hoppy citrusy ale, because it is. a very "drinkable" ipa. very dry, as others have noted.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12581) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
22oz bottle shared by jtclockwork-offwhite-gold. A-soft tangerine/floral. T-tangerine/spice hops with some bite, lt/med malt. Dry.

3.2
jtclockwork (17770) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose is tropical fruit, mango, malt and dried citrus. Taste is muted dried citrus, light malt and seed/herbal. Finishes bone dry. Medium body.

3.8
MattH (935) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bomber. Light orange pour. Aroma of lemon and very pleasant floral hops. Flavor is grapefruit and sweet malt with a very light bitter finish. This is an IPA that you could session easily.

4
User134089 (1644) - - DEC 28, 2012
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif. Price: $6.29 Misc.: N/A Poured an orange amber color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. A few spots of off-white lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top on the way down. Smelled a nice mix whiff of floral and citrus hops, which all came together nicely. Sweet floral hops led the way. Citrus hops seemed to be tangerine and orange more than anything else. Tasted pretty close to the nose, but not quite as good. Got those sweet floral hops, although not as pronounced. So I guess Cascade hops. Also orange and tangerine citrus hops. Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish. A really nice IPA, which almost tasted more like an APA. Nice deviation from the normal IPA.

3.4
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bomber from Bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that has good retention. The aroma was rather unremarkable with barley and spicy hops. The taste was bit better than the nose; I get barley, bread, biscuit, spicy hops, and a mild pine resin bitterness. The palate was full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish was long and dry. Overall: meh

3.9
bhensonb (16137) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours light amber/gold with a frothy/bubbly white head. Aroma is light fruit and berry. Med + body. Flavor is bitingly bitter. With an almost wheaty backbone that only shows up occasionally. I’m suspicious - this may be one of those wild new New Zealand hops. I doubt ale gets more bitter, and the fruit/berry aspects are very nice. Not red berry. I can see why they claim a connection to chardonnay. Just amazing ale.

3.6
Theoretical (13) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 True to style. Pretty dry edge. A well crafted beer but lacks character. Still, I wouldn’t hesitate to order this when I’m out.


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