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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hopbursting is a relatively new brewing technique in which the vast majority of hops are added to the kettle late in the boil in order to achieve enhanced extraction of hop components (ie, Hopbursting gives you tons of hops flavor and aroma!) Our Hopburst IPA has a substantial malt base, balanced with huge additions of our unique hop blend. This creates an incredibly flavorful beer, with smooth bitterness and hoppy goodness.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2509) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Lightly hazy, clear, dirty copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy, off white head that has great retention and leaves great lacing. Aroma of big citrus and pine, raw acidic hop bite, hints of biscuit and caramel, but mostly big citrus hops. The flavor has a bit more malt presence, toast, biscuit, caramel and a bit of barley sweetness up front, then the hops roll in, big citrus and planty pine sprouts, acidic hop twang and some earthy, spicy and herbal notes. Medium body with an acidic feel on the palate and teeth, moderate carbonation. Pretty freaking good overall, definitely a good dose of hops for the money. Drinks like a highly hopped IIPA, but a little lacking in the brighter citrus/fruity hop notes.


3.4
tlensch (8) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2017 does not count
12 ounce bottle. Hazy orange, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, pale malt. The taste is resin, pine, dry grapefruit, pale malt. The taste is lime, grapefruit, pale malt. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hazy orange, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, pale malt. The taste is resin, pine, dry grapefruit, pale malt. The taste is lime, grapefruit, pale malt. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness. Solid.

3.1
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. (John’s Grocery) Iowa City, IA.
Clear bright orangey golden color with a small white head. Fruity and sweet hops, honey sweetness, mild bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma. The flavor is sweet hops, sweet honey, sweet sugar, mild bitterness and sweet malt. Too sweet.

3.2
Jow (4084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Little Iowa craft beer stand in hotel lobby couldn’t resist. Nose is tropical fruits and candy. Tastes way sweet of lemongrass, rock candy, malt, caramel. Touch to sweet for my tastes

3.7
MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Nothing cures my wintertime blues like a glassful of hops. Thanks to the bargain cart at my nearby bottle shop, Hopburst is one of those deals that was too good to pass up and one of those beers I’d probably never seek out under normal circumstances. I’m glad I got to try it. Any excuse is a good excuse to have a new IPA. Typical heady appearance with hazy dark orange body. Lemongrass, dank hops, and overripe melon aromas. Flavor has zesty grapefruit, chewy grass, earthy flower, garlicky spiciness, and caramelly malt. (Have I worn out the -y adjective + noun formula yet?) Balance is well-done without being anything that really stands out. Overall, a very solid IPA.

3.3
deyholla (12253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber gold with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty pine hops with a bit of bitter citrus and an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has bread and sweet grain with a good amount of bitter citrus.

3.4
Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thank you! Hazy golden amber color, bright white head. Aroma of fresh haystacks and light citrus. Taste has earthy lemongrass, scallions. Nice.

2.9
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2015
poured from bomber. Straw gold to amber color. Medium white head with some descent lacing. Doughy and bread flavor dominate with a trace amount of caramel. A good amount of hop aroma that has some orange and citrus mixed with some earthy pine flavors. Medium dryness that lingers.

3.6
Capa (3440) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2015
Slightly hazy intense orange with an off-white head. Aroma is full of candied tropical citrus fruit. Medium bodied. Flavor is tropical fruit, sweet, caramel malts. Lightly soapy. Finish is caramel sweet with medium bitterness. The aroma is my favorite part of this and the flavor lets it down a bit. Still, a nice IPA.

3.6
Bule (2255) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
12oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Citrusy and a little alcohol harshness.


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