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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Is an award-winning, traditional, all-natural style of beer that falls under the category of a "West Coast" India Pale Ale (IPA). Characterized by its high hop content, high alcohol content and deep amber color, Hoppy Face™ is brewed using water with a high mineral content. Using only the finest 2-row malted barley and great northwestern grown hops, this combination results in a clean, crisp, well-balanced beer. As usual, no artificial preservatives have been added to our beer during and/or after the brewing process.

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3.4
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Nice nose of pine and resin. Flavor had a pretty good balance between hop bitterness and roasted malt.

3.7
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to bhensonb: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, small-bubbled stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with a good dose of fresh resiny piny hops. Body starts with pleasant fullness and sweet caramel flavor with good grapefruity bittering and flavor hop balance before a crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty good, full-bodied IPA.

2.3
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Amber orange hue with great clarity. Nose is resin and grassy hops with crystal and caramel bready malts. Flavor is more caramel than the nose indicates with a subtle hop accent, low-moderate bitterness with light fruit esters, finishes with light malt dryness. Thinned out watery texture, prickly carbonation. A relatively flat amber ale that is lacking in malt flavors.

3.1
DocLock (11236) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours deep coppery caramelly colored toward brown with 1-finger fluffy off-white head. Nose is juicy hops, wheaties-like malt, some toffee...nice hop nose in this. Tastes hoppy, witha decent caramel malt backbone. This one reminds me a little of a slightly less assertive Sly Fox Rt. 113 IPA. The palate is rich, creamy, with decent complexity. The taste falls off a bit late.

3.2
War4soccer (114) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2009
bottle..not to bad but not to great..hops,citrus..malt..amber orange color.. flavour is solid though

3.4
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grass, citrus, toasted malts, light caramel, and a bit of pine. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium to large-sized, dense, rocky, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, caramel, toasted malts, caramel, and a little pine. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, caramel finish.

2.7
DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle from BevMo in Vacaville, CA. Poured a cloudy reddish brown color. As others have said not very hoppy for the style. Overall just not very good. The palate was all over the place and just not well balanced.

2.8
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 My first beer from this brewery, although I thought I already had tried one. Oh well. Bottle. Pours a coppery amber clor with a huge off white head. Aroma of caramel, earth and a touch of grapefruit. Surprisingly, there was a really pronounced vegetable element to the aroma. Hard to really grasp this beer, as it was kind of a mix of styles. Some amber ale elements and some pale ale elements as well. Not very bitter for the style at all. Flavor was dominated by toasted, caramel malt with that same vegetable presence. A bit astringent and soapy. Bready as well. Quite strange, and not very good for the style. In fact, it was pretty bad.

4
Oscbert (1351) - Lincoln, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
~Pours a clear amber color with lasting creamy white head. ~Nice grapefruit hop scent with nice balance of sweet malts. ~Good balance in flavor. Strong hops and malts blend very well together. ~Medium feel, mellow bitter finish. ~No wonder this is their flagship brew. Good!

2.9
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle in Denver. Clear amber - white head. Knækbrød - swedish flatbread, hoppy, nice malty, sharpness, soapy, prape fruity. Unbalanced.


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