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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (3121) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
22 oz. bottle, $4.99 at HyVee in Newton. Base C&C hop note in the nose. Another big spongy head when poured into a shaker glass. Beer in the glass is just slightly hazy light amber color. Taste has a bit too much sweetness at the start that makes a bit cloying. Honey? It’s not adjunct, I don’t think. Maybe just too much malt that should fermented out further. Or the hops are already fading on this bottle, which has no date, but I bought in the grocery nearest to the brewery in March. Re-reading their description, I wonder if their technique meant to extract more hop flavor should have allowed more bitterness in, too. The hops there are the basic pine needle and citrus, although there is a note of tropical fruit to it as well. Maybe even some perfume. As a homeboy, I’m trying to like it more. Some watery mouthfeel is also a slight tick against, when I want to be feeling more effects of alcohol this late at night.


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 (14036) - 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 (11660) - 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 (3981) - New York, New York, 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 (2049) - 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 (11901) - 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 (25525) - 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 (3330) - 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 (2228) - 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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