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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   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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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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (981) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9211) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (321) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (843) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14895) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Pours a murky orange golden with a one finger white head. Sliced grapefruit with sugar on the nose. Mouthfeel is greasy and smooth with a bit of carbonation scrub. White pepper, resin, grapefruit, and umami flavors. Flavors blend to create a gestalt of a gigantic brew. Irreverently bold, yet painfully balanced. This is genius. ADDENDUM: Im having this beer for the first time out of the bottle. There is a distinct difference between the draught version. The bottle version is nearly devoid of the umami and resinous depth that distinguished the draught version from even great IPAs. The bottled version is a disappointment compared to the draught. Im adjusting my original score of 4.5 overall to account for the fact that more people are likely to imbibe the bottled version. If I were to have rated the the bottles version on its own merit, it received a 3.0. Really, its like an average home brew. ADDENDUM 2: Im on my fourth bottle (not the same night though) and it most closely approximates the tap version. There mustve been more than one batch that went into this first round of bottling. This bottle is quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8882) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity hops, citrus, light malty sweetness, and lingering grassy bitterness. Good stuff; very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
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, Id order this one again.


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