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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the sharp aromatics of citrusy pine that permeates your nostrils to the hefty malt backbone, Hop-O-Matic will slice and dice its way through your palate! But wait, theres more! This refreshing India Pale Ale highlights the avid appreciation we have of the finer, bold nuances of our little green friends by imparting a delightfully playful nose and even livelier mouthfeel.

A herbaceously spicy, pungent, and dank brew. This fragrant beer imparts an initial blast of bitterness that gives way to sweet, toasty malts and a zesty citrus profile, then takes it up ten notches with a complex mlange of hops that wont go down without a fight. What can we say? Were proud of this one.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (8555) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle from Bottlecraft, North Park, San Diego. Amber with a medium head. Aroma and taste of citrus, hops, pine, some malt and caramel. The body was medium and the finish quite bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (2004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Light orange with heavy lacing. Nose is piney and light orange hops. Taste is bitter with fairly malty body. Flavor of bitter piney hops.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2016
22/X/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home, BB: n/a, but freshly brought in from the brewery (2016-1235) Thanks to Bouvier for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber beer, big creamy yellow head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, lots of caramel, bit of banana, some dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet start, lots of caramel, bit hoppy, fruity touch, canned peaches, mango. Aftertaste: sweet, bit sugary, caramel, passion fruit, pineapple, very resinous finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1417) - Montana, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Copper color with good sized white head. Pine and a little citrus on the nose. A nice hoppy bite up front of pine and some tropical fruit. Just a touch of roasted malt on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2567) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Sparkling clear green hued copper with fine ivory colored and ample persistent foam, full aroma even if it is slightly basic pine and citrus, enjoyable body creamy lightly piquant, biscuit toast and pepper, finishing slightly astringent. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8405) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2015
$8.50 22oz bomber pours with a slightly hazy copper body that supports a weak off white head. The mild aroma offers up tangerine, lime and some herbal like hop notes. The taste starts with a malty sweet citrus hoppiness that tries to be juicy but stays malty with modest levels of tangerine, grapefruit and clementine. To midway the citrus hops build in bitterness and attain a wafer thin resiny hop bite. It gets maltier into the finish as the bitterness grows to pleasing levels. The more of this 22 I drink the more I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Draft at Tiger Tiger. Pours mostly clear amber with big off white head and lacing. Nose and taste is big citrus, pine and dank. Delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Clear golden amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel, malty sweetness, citrus, orange juice, and moderate bitterness. Again, meh, not that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12675) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Tap at Slaters 50/50 - San Marcos. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and pine hops with pear esters and honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (842) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
22oz bottle, bought at the brewery. Brown amber with lacing. Oily grapefruit nose. Very fresh! Big grapefruit flavors, along with strong bitterness. Well supported by the malts. So huge I would think it a Imperial. Great and fresh.


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