overall
88
80
style
RATINGS: 41   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, 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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arnold931 (1261) - 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.

4.1
J_man (1025) - 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.

4.1
tderoeck (10593) - 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.

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badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap. Clear dark golden with a creamy off white head. Nice big grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel, and grassy aroma and taste. Well balanced. Good creamy and silky palate. Very good.

4
badpuppy69 (322) - orange, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a nice frothy head. Aroma is tropical citrucy hops. Taste follows the Aroma some good hop bitterness midway and a nice malt backbone. Medium easy drinking ipa. Very nice tropical citrucy ipa.

4
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.


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