RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Appearance was clear deep gold with some floaties then creamy lasting white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight malt sweetness with hints of alcohol, then citrus and tropical fruits. Taste are grapefruit, melon, tangerine, guava, orange and soft pine with good supporting malt. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting slightly dryish balanced finish. A solid fruity IPA, just wish I knew the born date was. Seems the hops where a little old.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1601) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is slightly bitter with a clean finish. A light spruce and toasty flavor with an easy drinkable aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
Draft at Anthill. Pours a medium orange to golden with minimal head. Aroma is melon and mango forward. Taste is initially a sweet to then bitter character with the fruit coming in. More mango at the very end in the finish which I very much like. Slightly dank when it warms. Overall, Id order this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
The aroma is quite spicy hence the pairing advice of Tikka Masala. This one certainly has a front loaded jolt of bitterness and carbonation that strike the palate but then it, like the Wiens fades off very quickly. And what I am left with is a reminder of bitterness and the taste of powdered cinnamon. A taste that I dont believe that I have had in an IPA before. And that note is probably what triggered the donut and carrot cake pairing suggestions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6060) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
On draft at Slaters 50/50 in RC. It pours a deep gold color with an off white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with some grapes, berries and light caramel. The flavor is nice and fruity with some underlying spicy hops. Light caramel and grainy malt backbone. Pretty pleasant stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (947) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Fresh grassy, catty hop aroma from a clear orange/copper body with a foamy white head. The grassiness follows into the taste along with pronounced pine dryness and grapefruit juiciness. Lots of hop goodness here and while its strong its also well balanced. Good caramel malt flavor to balance the bitterness, but its a little too sweet for my taste. There seems to be a bit of an alcohol bite, but it might be somewhat due to the spiciness of the hops. That bitterness lays down on the tongue and lasts but doesnt build to anything overwhelming. Finishes dry, spicy and sweet. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7137) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Country Wine & Spirits
Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors are floral and dusty caramel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
On tap at KnB. Pours golden clear with white head. Nose is grapefruit, citrus, hops, grass, caramel. Flavor follows with good balance. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14337) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours golden amber with a slight beige head. Aroma suggests mosaic. Lots of mixed fruits. Melon? Citrus? Med body. Wow are there lots of odd fruits. Most melon I can recall. Citrus. Pineapple. Maybe guava. Im sure there is more. There also a nice roasty malt backing to support all this stuff. Very light hop burn. Finishes with lots of green melon. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle and served in snifter: Clean and golden hue with a mostly lasting head. The nose is wonderfully dank and citric with some herbal and resiny notes too... faint biscuity malts. The taste is SD styled IPA updated with aggressive 2013 hops. Brash and kicking pungent character over a layer of biscuity pale malts and biting alcohol. I like this enough but must declare I am not a big fan of overly dank IPAs. The clean malt profile and juicy notes save this brew for me.

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