RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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, there’s 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 mélange of hops that won’t go down without a fight. What can we say? We’re proud of this one.

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BeerandBlues2 (13205) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Tap at Slater’s 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.

beerbastard (844) - 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.

SlimHabib (462) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear light copper with large creamy white head and good lacing. Hops, light citrus, and floral aroma. Light silky body. Floral, light malts, an decent hop aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Beaver (1789) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is a bit subdued - sugary fruits and some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary fruits with bready malts and some grassy, spicy hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit overly sweet and sugary. It has decent bitterness, but not a lot of hop flavor.

Wittales (762) - 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.

Barreras (1687) - 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.

thome50 (1294) - 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, I’d order this one again.

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 don’t believe that I have had in an IPA before. And that note is probably what triggered the donut and carrot cake pairing suggestions.

joeneugs (6371) - 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.

J_man (996) - 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 it’s strong it’s also well balanced. Good caramel malt flavor to balance the bitterness, but it’s 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 doesn’t build to anything overwhelming. Finishes dry, spicy and sweet. Very good IPA.

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