Rust Belt Old Man Hopper's India Pale Ale

RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Who is Old Man Hopper? He is a husband, a father, a grandfather, a friend to all. He is every American. He is a man who dedicated his life to his family and his job. He believed in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. He knew when to turn the other cheek and when to stand up for what is right and just. He lived the American Dream. No he spends his days in retirement enjoying watching his family grow and lending a hand to those in need. An every now and then he will find time to fish and maybe, just maybe, enjoy a pint or two of his IPA.

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alexsdad06 (11222) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes 2010. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have earthy, resiny hops, toasted bread, grass, some grapefruit citrus, mild bitterness, in the end very average.

malrubius (3081) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from Giant Eagle. Copper with ring. Grassy vegetal piney woody aroma. Bitter caramel resiny woody metallic something or other with lingering bitter metallic woody finish. Not good, but especially bad considering the other good beers we had tonight.

DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
12oz bottle, from Beer & Burritos in Athens, OH for $1.75. Half hazy orange yellow color. Lumpy off-white head, kind of airy. Good retention, leaves decent lace. Medium-plus body. Softer carbonation, dry finish. Spicy, assertive, kind of citrusy hop profile. Some caramel, spicy malt. Bigger bitter taste. Good, kind of spicy IPA.

MarkSachon (1062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
12 oz bottle from a sampler case purchased in Pittsburgh. Somewhat creamy with a nice dose of hops. Slightly above average overall.

Dogbrick (14287) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
Sample at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. The beer is a slightly hazy orange color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of citrus and grain. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops and bready malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Dark orange amber with a light off-white head and tiny dots of lace. This is a very still beer, a little malt going in, and no carbonation which turns pine hops into PineSol. Drinkable, but hardly worth it. Not Recommended.

SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 5, 2012
22oz. muddy orange with a monster, foamy, off-white head. aroma of twangy hops and thick blend of pale, crystal and honey. palate is way too overcarbed. foams in the mouth. malts impart a bit-o-honey candy like sweetness. a bit dusty. peachy hop flavors. probably a medium bodied beer. it’s ok...some things could probably be tweaked and it’s a bit rough around the edges, but it’s drinkable.

PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
22 oz. Bottle. I’m in agreement for the most part with Linus. My bottle had a little less of the nail polish that he described. But it was way too bitter. I immediately thought of those crappy bitter beer commercials from like ten years ago where the guy’s face crumples when he tastes the bitter beer. That’s what I thought my face was doing when I tasted this gem. The appearance was a decent deep bronze, but the scent and palate were simply weak. Then the taste... bitter beer face.

LinusStick (3530) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Ugh! What the heck happened here? My first drainpour of the year. Aroma was very weak and couldn’t pick up much. Hints of pine cleaner but that’s it. Pour was a nice enough burnt amber with a one finger off white head. Given the weak aroma I was expecting the taste to be the same. It wasn’t. A strong terpentine flavor (or what it’s aroma would lead you to believe it tastes like) fills the mouth. The swallow just leaves that industrial cleaner flavor in your mouth. As it warms it becomes more bitter, but there’s nothing to detract from that awful flavor. Light carbonation. It takes a lot for me to dump a beer and this did it.

beersak (93) - akron, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Drinkable but not a beer I would buy twice. Even as a true IPA lover, this is not very good. The taste gets better as you drink it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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