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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 175   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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First in our limited Hop Patrol series of aggressively hopped and auspicious ales, HOPSMACK! is here to rescue your palate. Giant aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit jump from this enticingly complex double IPA. True to its name, this brew delivers a heavy smack of dry hops and a double dose of bitterness in the finish.

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4.1
Christpuncher (3112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Lots of hopps but very subtle bitterness. Pours a cloudy hazy orangish yellow. Aroma is citruscy. Really easy to drink for the abv. Had from a bottle at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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tennisjoel (1457) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Quite similar flavor profile to many other TP brews. Citrus and slight onion. Alcohol barely detected. Good.

3.9
michcam8 (565) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Poured from a bomber. Orange juice pour with minimal white head and lacing left on the glass. Big citrus nose, grapefruit, dank weed, very light malts. Taste is of grapefruit, light fruits, bread, light grains, and pepper. Drying, bitter finish. No detection of alcohol. Well done.

3.9
drpimento (3630) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Pretty good double IPA. Appearance is nothing special to look at as it’s quite Cloudy with a small off white head that soon settles to a ring with a couple small Islands. Aroma is fresh hops wood grain pale malt and East. Flavor is similar to nose with a little bit of sweetness up front along with lots of good fresh Hops and some bitterness tapering 2 sweet malt in the Finish very drinkable. Great body.

3.7
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Bomber. Pours super hazy citrus color with a large tight foamy head. Aroma is bright citrus bitterness bready wheat scent. Taste is bitter citrus hops mango wheat malt little astringent finish. Palate is full chewy fizzy with just a touch of alcohol in the finish.

3.8
MNAle (189) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Strong citrus, some pine. Good hoppy aroma. Short, yellowish/off-white head recedes before you know it to a thin rim with sparse lacing. Very cloudy, turbid burn orange color. Taste is as the aroma in the beginning - strong citrus and pine. The middle and finish is dominated by hops bittering, but not a mouth puckering bitter, just a nice IPA-like bitter. There is plenty of malt balance and the feel is not thick, but substantial. Nice zing on the tongue. Definitely in the west-coast style with the amount of pine and bitterness, and well balanced. The appearance is the major mediocrity in the beer for me. Turbidity is not in and of itself a positive, IMO, and the color of burnt orange is kind of middling. I don’t downgrade for hazy/turbid appearance, but I don’t give extra credit for it, either (unless it is critical to the overall style). So, if the overall appearance is mediocre, it is mediocre. Overall, and enjoyable west-coast influenced DIPA.

3.8
jmohno (1618) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Hazed orange. Ok head good lace. Dank catpiss, super fruity, some toasted caramel malts. Same in taste. Good, kind of wheaty, super hoppy. Toasty. Nice, doesnt seem like a double ipa. Easy, soft, hoppy. Not exactly my kind of double ipa, but I have no complaints, very fresh 2 weeks old.

4.1
fidelis83 (2437) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Cloudy pineapple and orange juice colored pour with a tall, chunky off white head. Aroma is pineapple, guava, papaya, mellow orange and a bit of melon, there’s a bit of sweetness in there, but its tough to pick out anything malt, or yeast wise. Flavor is big pineapple and papaya up front, with a little biscuit and pale malt toastiness, some red grapefruit, a hint of earthy berries, a touch of sesame oil, some floral and alcohol notes. Medium body, super-smooth, but creamy entry, juicy middle, light carbonation and still fairly juicy, but drier finish. Really good stuff, but it could use some more bitterness to balance it out, which I’m noticing in a lot of TG hoppy stuff lately. Maybe it’s just me. Could use a little more carbonation too. Still, damn good stuff.

3.8
Atom (2442) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bomber pours a hazy murky golden yellow with a medium white head. Resinous skunky hop aroma, tropical mango and pineapple, citrus orange grapefruit and lemon. Juicy flavors similar to aroma with a solid resinous bitterness throughout. Very good, my only other comment is I’ve tasted way too many similar beers lately and this isn’t seperating itself from any of them.

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tompete (333) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours a muddy light orange with a thin white head. Looks like yellowish orange juice. Aroma is dank but citrusy. Flavour is all hop town and surprisingly smooth. Body is light for such a big beer. Finish is smooth and citrus.


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