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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hopzilla is an Imperial India Pale Ale (Double IPA) that was made with a monstrous amount of hops. Four different American varieties were used which include Chinook, Columbus, Simecoe and Centennial. To create a complex aroma and flavor, hops were added as the wort entered the kettle, numerous times throughout the boil and twice during fermentation (dry hopping). While being a very bitter beer, it is pleasingly well balanced and ends with a smooth finish. ABV: 8.1% IBU: 100+ (off the charts)

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3.6
MaBeer1972 (2225) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at the brewery. A medium golden amber. Off white head. Big grassy pine and citrus aromas. Super bitter throughout. Enjoyable, and not for the faint hearted.

3.4
Phatdog1 (259) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Deep copper, hazy pour. Sweet aroma of piney hops. Thick on the palate. Huge resin hop flavor. Chinook and Cascade make a huge presence! Lasting bitterness on the tongue. Just a bit too much carbonation on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
In short: A very bitter, resinous, piney and grapefruity amber IPA. For the bitterness lover
How: Tap at brewpub, this batch at 8.8% (currently listed on ratebeer at 8.1%)
The look: Medium cloudy dark amber body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Nose is very hoppy with citrusy and piney hops with a strong resinous character. Taste is soft semi-toasted cereals, typical honey-caramel mixture, a little yeast presence. But quickly the massive hopping take over with a resinous bitterness. Like resinous pine-tree meets uber-bitter grapefruits. Bitterness level in the medium-high range and the finish is very long. Certainly not a demonstration originality or even brewing skills., this is an onslaught of bitter American hops like so many people like it… including myself. A solid effort from this white-trashy brewpub, not to be mean or anything but I’m pretty sure everybody at this pub had a favorite pro-wrestler.

3.9
jtclockwork (17771) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Growler thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours light caramel with off white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, caramel malt, bitter bitter hops and dank resin. Medium body. Finishes bitingly bitter resin.

4
johnnnniee (4459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2011
On tap at the source. Pours a deep clear copper color with a decent white head that’s leaves a fair amount of sticky lace on its journey down the glass. Smells of hops, no really. Dank resinous pine mixed with grapefruit and other light citrus. Malt, uhm yeah, I’m sure there’s some malt in there but I can’t find it. Taste is an explosion of pine and resin moderated only slightly with citrus ala grapefruit and apricot. Malt, yeah there’s a hint of bread and caramel but its hard to find. Medium body and carbonation level with a dank sticky resinous mouthfeel. I really liked this dipa, its actually really good which surprised me a little.

3.8
AirForceHops (8186) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Draft. Orange hue in the hazy yellow liquid. Lots of tantalizing citrus and grapefruit in the aroma. Light retention in the pint. Flavor is exclusively hops. Name your hop and you can find it in this brew. Citrus, pine resin and grapefruit. Medium body. Very juicy and slick mouthfeel. Nice lingering hop bite in the finish, somewhat dry after the sip. Hop heads should really enjoy this one, I did. Something to be said about a freshly made, huge hop brew, from the source.

4.1
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Orange pour with a watery off white head and lace. Aroma of cat pee and hard citrus. Semi sweet malt, apple with a nice citrus bitter finish. Medium bodied with nice carbonation for a growler. Very nice well balanced beer. thanks to jcwattsrugger for sharing this one.

4.2
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2009
on tap @ GIBF, great DIPA, really smooth and nice citrus/pine taste, not overbearing, good alcohol content, you know your drinking a DIPA, but you can have more than one.

4.1
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with pine and spruce with citrus and floral herbaceous notes following closely. A slight sweet caramel malt comes through more subtly, dwarfed by the massive hop back. Flavor is extremely bitter- tons of resin and evergreen. Malt sweetness is low for the style, making room for the hop wallop. Palate is medium to full with a sticky sap-like resinous finish.

4.1
jcwattsrugger (12581) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is citrus-grapefruit/pine/resin/some pineapple, some light/medium malt. Taste is citrus-grapefruit/pine/resin/herbal hops, secondary medium malt. Semi-dry finish.


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