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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 118   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop Cakes, a maple syrup infused double IPA. Only base grain used in the mash so ALL the color and sweetness is given from the maple syrup instead of specialty malts.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4657) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Tap at Beer Study. Soft pale blonde pour with one finger of off white head. Great nose, tons of citrus and fruity hops. Very and green/leafy hops. Tropical. Awesome flavor, good lord. Juicy and citrusy, pine resin, mango fruit, tropical. Beautiful and dank with some light onion notes on the finish. Light medium with a very hoppy finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12675) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Can at Salud. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus and pine hops with light maple syrup, biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy citrus and pine hops and bitterness, light maple syrup, biscuit malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22965) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Draft at the source. Crystal clear yellow color. Nice fruity citrus aroma. Taste is earthy bitter orange. Dry finish. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6138) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
(16oz can) clear gold. Lots of lacing and bubbles. Nose of fresh hops, grapefruit oil, malty goodness, caramel. Taste is exceptionally bitter, not super balanced, malty too but rather than being integrated both flavors stand out like a sore thumb, alcoholic linger, medium-high bitter linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13194) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
Can thanks to Rainer. Pours a hazy gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is strong maple, pine, tropical fruit. Medium mouth, juicy, maple, very sweet, light bitterness, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1748) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Citrus hop and maple aroma is a nice mix. Clear orange color with a long lasting foam. A nice hop flavor. Leaves a slight film of maple that is slightly off putting but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3342) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2016
On tap at NoDa. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Hoppy, grassy, slight resiny aromas. Very hoppy, resiny, grassy flavors mixed with some sweet maple syrup flavors. I was skeptical of the popularity of this one. But a really nice take!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
16 oz can shared with ebone1988. The pour is a hazy brownish gold with a huge white head and some decently soapy lacing. The aroma is, well, different. There is a lot of malts and a decent maple sweetness. There is a bit of malty sweetness to compound it to a nearly offensive level. This should be something. There is a light fruitiness mixed in there that does not fit at all. The flavor is a strange thing. There is a strong maltiness and not any hops. There is a light maple and a weird sweetness. I'm not a fan of this at all. The mouth feel is decently thick and carries a light carbonation to it. The aftertaste is lightly fruity and just not good. This could be a lot better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1671) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Can shared with koleminer20. Aroma is sweet, pine, tropical fruit, some maple and booze. Appearance is dark amber, off white head. Taste is...bitter? Some maple sweetness, almost unidentifiable to an IPA. Minimal hop presence, and, somehow, malty as hell without any real malt in the ingredients. Mouthfeel is medium body with crisp carbonation. Overall, this is strange and off-putting. I would classify this under a different category.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rxeight (2863) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
16oz can dated 2/9/15. Murky dark yellow. Smells like stale grassy hops, ditch weeds, skunk. Tastes like its a seriously old IPA, cant believe its only 6 and a half weeks old. Some gross sweetness. No thanks.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Can. Orange golden pour. Light citrus and earthy hop aromas. Herbal, earthy hop flavors. Touch of maple on the finish.


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