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Opa Opa IPA - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

211 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-16-2004)
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

ChrisComparetto, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of PEBKAC
1.73/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Passed over these guys a lot because I know of the endurance required to take care of growlers through five hours of bus & train rides. Twelve ounce bottles pack & stack really well in luggage though. A couple of their staples is more then enough to bring home though.

Born on date missing a notch. Assured to be relatively fresh.

Poured into my Sly Fox tumbler. Slightly chill-hazed honey amber. Off-white, sticky, cobweb lace.

Smell is muted herbals, wet grass, & oil.

Quite buttery taste. Margarine more like it. A decently toasted bread malt & some faintly grassy/floral hops, but the slickness of this is not appetizing. Weak carbonation isn't helping any either.

Not a fan.

PEBKAC, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of ahbaggins
2/5  rDev -44.1%

ahbaggins, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of necrat
2.08/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It poured a copper dark yellow, mustard color.

It had very little smell to it. I almost had to get my nose wet to smell anything from it. Pine and citruis notes on what exsists for smell.

It had a unusual taste to me. Different from other IPAs Ive had. A staleish taste. Makes me wonder if I got a bad bottle. It almost tasted like soap straight from the bottle. There was some citrus to the taste, but soap I tasted more.
A little grapefuit aftertaste

It had OK mouthfeel, not over carbonated, not under. It was OK...

I don't think I'd buy this again.

necrat, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of Arbitrator
2.48/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. An extra courtesy of portia99. Thank you!

A: Pours a clear amber color with half a finger of off-white head that recedes quickly into a collar around the drink and some trace film patches on top of the brew. Quick bubbles up the glass, but not enough to keep a lively head. Has a little bit of lacing during each sip, though.

S: Has some floral and grassy character, with a noticeable caramel and pilsner malt scent. Maybe some bread, too. Not a very pungent nose.

T: Floral hops strike first, presenting a nicely bitter initial taste. Caramel and pilsner malt varieties comprise the mid-taste while the bitterness remains strong, but the finish is mostly grass and floral hops, with bitterness lingering into a slightly sticky aftertaste.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, with low carbonation. Could use a little more bubbly to keep it lively, since the flavors are a bit muted anyway, owing to a watery composition.

D: I'm not too fond of the hop varieties found here, as I prefer more citrus-based flavors. This is a nice example of how East Coast IPAs seem to differ from our West Coast varieties, but I think, all things considered, I prefer the homegrown stuff...

Arbitrator, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of juicebox
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

juicebox, Jul 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

jhb138, Feb 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

s35keith, Apr 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Horbar, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of PDXHops
2.55/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Impressive streaky and soapy lacing atop the orange body, and the retention ain't bad, either.

Nutty and leafy aromas with some mild herbal and citric undertones. Bitterness is just fine, but the flavors scream not IPA, but (a hoppy) ESB. Leafy, nutty, oily, toasty and a bit pungent. A touch of grapefruit zest. There's certainly nothing wrong with an IPA that's not all pine and citrus; the malt profile seems to be chiefly the source of style confusion here. Tasty enough, but not something I'd look to for a hops fix.

PDXHops, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of HP1975
2.61/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear, light amber color with little diminishing white foam head.
S: Harsh grain notes with some kind of Trappist undertone The overall effect is suggestive of a hybrid hops bill using both modern (i.e., Amarillo) and traditional (Columbus) American cultivars. A chemical hops quality that is unpleasant.

T: Begins dry, Acidity takes over to where established flavors are still evident; flavor qualities generally become less intense. The finish is mildly bitter and malty with a neutral character of base grain.

M: Thin slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA seems to be assembled for mass appeal; a gateway to the style. It threatens to offend the senses and sensibilities of this student of hops by not supporting the low hop quality with bland malt notes. There will likely be a showdown looming when it hits sports bar draft lines next to Harpoon IPA.

Serving type: bottle

HP1975, Feb 26, 2014
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2.63/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

its only my 2nd time having this beer and its not as good as i remembered it being the only other time i drank it about a year ago. Def a distinctive enough flavor but not particularly outstanding in any way i didnt think. Had on in a glass and another right from the bottle. def better in a glass.

ForrestChess, May 15, 2012
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2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a cream, three-finger, rocky head that goes slowly to a ring and leaves some lace. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Almost clear amber color. Nose is a fruity hop. Flavor follows the nose with the fruity hoppiness and a bitter finish. Typical IPA. $1.65 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

jdhilt, Dec 07, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Yallnumbskulls, Jul 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

ms11781, Jul 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

ncstateplaya, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

rderedin, Jun 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Lambocalrisien, Feb 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

PatGreer, Jun 12, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -21.8%

Larry6799, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A hazy copper that shows off an orange glow when held up to the light. The ecru cap stood firm and retreated slowly. Some delicate lace sticks here and there.

The nose is malt dominant. Sweet biscuit and shortcake with some fruity esters and toffee. The hops add layers of herbal/medicinal notes, grapefruit, and pine needles.

The hops step forward a little bit more on the palate. Lightly bitter pine needles and soft fruit. Toffee and biscuits holding down the back end.

Medium-light body with nice carbonation. A light lingering bitterness coupled with toffee and citrus.

An easy drinker for sure, but just not in love with this guy. Not on the "never again" list but definitely not something I am craving again.

ColForbinBC, Dec 18, 2010
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2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer at a recent homebrew club meeting, the beer pours a amber color with a small white head. the smell is not overly hoppy, but not underhopped. the taste falls away and there is very little hope flavor or bitterness if any. the mouthfeel is medium boddy with moderate carbonation. overall not a good beer, will not buy.

rowingbrewer, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy raw sienna color. 2" head settles down to 1". I can slightly smell the hops, and taste them too, but like I've said lately in other reviews they really just strike me as ordinary IPA, it's not like this stands out of the crowd.

This is petty but I was a litte put-off by the cowboy and stage coach label. Granted this is brewed in a steakhouse but it's in Massachusetts - and since I'm from Kansas I feel a right to question its cowboy pedigree, partner.

MoreThanWine, Oct 02, 2010
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

doremite, Jul 17, 2013
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Opa Opa IPA from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.