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A-10 Warthog Double IPA - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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A-10 Warthog Double IPAA-10 Warthog Double IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-03-2005)
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

A - Pours with a finger of loose rocky cream colored foam. A nice translucent orangey copper color fills the glass.

S - Smells rich and caramelly with some light buttered popcorn aroma. Hops are central to the aroma although not as up front as I'd like. Citrusy and grassy mostly, some pineapple and light apricot too.

T - Some alcohol, tons of caramel, a nice hoppy bitterness and some pineapple/tropical fruit character. Well balanced overall...maybe too well balanced for my liking giving a bit too much caramelly malt to be ideal for me. Some malty sweetness mixes in, at times seeming just right, at other times a bit cloying.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Get a light alcohol heat on the inhale and with every sip.

D - Good tasting DIPA...definitely not the best I've ever had, but quite good. Balanced toward the malt more than I'd like to see, but still plenty of hop flavor. Bitterness not quite up to the level that I expect out of a DIPA.

Serving type: growler

05-26-2010 15:52:04 | More by portia99
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tr4nc3d

Kansas

4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received growler from ppoitras for the GaTM 2010

Pours a very dark copper color with a huge four inch slightly off white head. The head was frothy and had very great head retention that subsided very slowly. As it fades it leaves magnificent patches of lacing clinging all over the sides of my glass. Very great looking beer if you ask me and it makes my mouth water just looking at it.

The aroma consisted of very ripe citrus fruit. It has huge amounts of ripe grapefruit as the main attraction, leading is sweet tangy tangerines, and some lemon zest. Sweet caramel malts can be detected along with some pine and pink bubblegum. Overall this beer smells great. So far so good.

The taste starts off with a slightly pine needle bitterness upfront, followed by some citrus flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. Off to the end a pink bubblegum taste is present with caramel malts. Pine needle bitterness fades slowly from the start of your drink but holds it until the finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with slightly higher then average carbonation. Sweet and piney bitterness is left on the palate after you have taken your sip.

Overall I thought this was a pretty great DIPA and if it was available to me I would buy it often. The ABV % could not be detected and this was highly drinkable.

Serving type: growler

04-17-2010 19:03:05 | More by tr4nc3d
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.

The color is a hazy golden orange with about a finger or two of white foamy head.

The smell is pretty hoppy, some citrus and pine come right out as soon as you get close. There is a little malt flavor hiding in the background.

The taste is hoppy but a thick, feels a little off but still pretty citrusy with hints of grapefruit and some slight lemon. Some piney flavor also is present that leads into a malty sweetness at the end.

The feel of this beer is a little bit thick and somewhat heavier going down then expected. Some good carbonation with a slightly dry feel

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2010 16:42:07 | More by Duhast500
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Impressive head right out of the growler. Leaves excellent spider-web lace. Orange-amber and slightly cloudy.

Surprisingly mild hop aroma, but it is very attractive--a nice cross between floral and bitter.

The alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Good hop bite as one would expect. Creamy body with a decent carbonation. This is really a very easy DIPA to drink--quite deceptive based on the decent balance.

Addition:
On 4/12/13, I tried the bottle version of this. Here are some of the differences I noted in this taste:

A-It bubbled out of the bottle.
S-the same
T-Stronger alcohol presence
M-Thinner with a high level of carbonation.
O-More extreme

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 23:22:47 | More by smcolw
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ive been really enjoying these beers from a growler, and this one was no different.

A: Big rich creamy head with a golden orange color with slight haze.

N: Strong hop aroma with citrus, slight grapefruit, touch of pine, a little malt and booze, very nice hop aroma (maybe centennial?).

T: Rich pale malt backbone, then lots of hop oils and hop thickness you have to chew. Pine, citrus and grapefruit predominanty, but not so much west coast style as east coast (which makes sense). A light sweet caramel. More bitterness comes out. A light alcohol taste and warmth, but 11% hidden well behind the thick malts and heavy hops.

M: Thick and chewy with good carbonation.

F: Bitter and slightly dry for the thickness. Long bitter lingering taste and slight syrupy. Pine lingers the most with the nice long bitterness. I think this is their best beer yet.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2010 18:53:23 | More by jlindros
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ppoitras for shipping a growler of this my way as part of a great Secret Santa box. Had to delay the unveiling somewhat, but now it's popped open to share with neighbors & friends for the evening's festivities.

Opens with a satisfactory hiss & pours with a nice white head, proof that it has suffered little from its imprisonment in its glass cell. Light amber for a DIPA. Smell is unaggressive for the style, but with a faint sweet, lemony, almost Dawn-like aroma.

Somehow, the Warthog managed to conceal the hops from the nose, because they're definitely in there. The first blast is unwashed hops with an accompanying country twang of soapy bitterness coming quick behind; but there's something just a touch off. The malts are too prominent for this hophead, quickly beating the hops into submission & allowing the caramel melt to slide into the backside of the taste profile. It's an odd tandem: the hops stick to the roof of one's mouth, but the aftertaste is of the malts. Huh. Interesting.

Overall, a good brew & an interesting interpretative dance on the style. The hops are a touch too much bitter & a touch too little tasty, & that weird end profile...well, I'll be glad to get other's impressions of this. I like it!

Serving type: growler

01-01-2010 01:52:18 | More by maximum12
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had 9/26 courtesy of TheManiacalOne - so big THANK YOU goes out to him!

This beer pours a deep copper almost amber color with a monsterous rocky offwhite head. Head retained for a long time leaving nice thick, sticky lacing on the glass. Nose is of citrus hops, some piney notes, a touch of fruit and caramel malts. Taste starts with a big dose of hops - citrus and piney hops hit the tongue first, the middle is filled with caramel malts, finish is slightly bitter with a decent dose of floral hops that I didn't pick up in the nose. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, touch of alcohol going down with a big sticky finish to this beer. If only the ABV were a just a "touch" more reasonable, this would be a highly sessionable beer... regardless, it's a nice one to have a pint or two of and enjoy.

Serving type: growler

10-07-2009 00:29:32 | More by Jayli
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a US tumbler pint glass from a 64oz. store-bought growler that was purchased and consumed on 9/26/09.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a good blend of floral hops, citrus and caramelized malts

T: The taste starts with a strong burst of piney hops, which is quickly followed by sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there's a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, deceptively strong kick, very good representation of style, I shared a small portion of the growler with someone else but I drank the majority of it and it was very enjoyable. This is definitely the type of beer that is worth drinking throughout the entire evening for as long as you are able to do so responsibly.

Serving type: growler

09-27-2009 00:34:55 | More by TheManiacalOne
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

store-bought growler, tasted in early april 2009.

coppery amber with faint haze. lots of light tan head slowly fades into a thin but constant layer. great lacing.

aroma: piney resins (very fresh upfront), with nots of grapefruit. hint of caramel underneath. some more tropical notes as it warms, but somewhat duller than expected/hoped.

taste: sweetness from the caramel meets the sweetness from the yeasty apple esters, into the citrusy hops, which are more of grapefruit rind and piney resins toward the finish, with some medicinal and phenolic notes. moderate to bold bitterness, with more resins into the finish.

medium body, nicely syrupy, with momentary, mild resins in the finish. lightly prickly carbonation can be creamy and fluffy.

a decent surprise. needs 3 or more people to finish the growler though. my brother and i struggled a little...

Serving type: growler

05-17-2009 01:47:18 | More by tai4ji2x
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Ragingbull

California

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I have had this beer both at the Opa-Opa facility in Southampton and for this particular review at the Brewmaster's Tavern in Williamsburg.

It was a dark amber in color with a moderate foam head. Somewhat cloudy in appearance. The nose is mildly hoppy. The attack is very hoppy and the flavor is distinctly hoppy as well, but it is tastefully done and a very pleasant beer. Very smooth mouthfeel feels "velvety" in the mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2009 17:25:07 | More by Ragingbull
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far333

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Honey copper colored with a low orangey-beige head.

Citrusy aroma, some honey and apricot.

Flavors of doughey malt and some surprisingly understated citrusy hops. Morphs to honey and pine, some grapefruit pith notes. Flavors overall are a bit muted and understated. ABV warmth is moderate for the strength of this beer.

Moderate carbonation, even mouthfeel upfront and finishes tingly.

Average drinkability, expected more complexity and richness of flavor.

Serving type: growler

04-09-2009 11:23:09 | More by far333
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RedChrome

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear body was a medium copper color. Inch thick eggshell colored head faded down in about three minutes. Tiny slow rising carbonation bubbles are plentiful. lacing in rings around glass.

Aroma was a bit subdued for what i expected. Hop scents were pine like but weren't as strong as the single IPA OPA-OPA makes. A faint hint of lemon citrus.

Taste is nice and bitter. Hops show nicely and have a grapefruit quality. Pine resin clings to the taste bads after everything else fades.

Decent thickness, but not too viscous. Carbonation is a bit overpowering.

A decent brew. Would work well with a pulled pork sandwich. Worth the cost of the growler. Give it a try if you can get your hands on some.

Serving type: growler

04-06-2009 05:52:37 | More by RedChrome
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Durge

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was thrilled to see this DIPA show up in the cooler at Southington Wine & Spirits and thankfully it didn't disappoint one bit. A glowing hazy orange amber colord ale with a very big light oatmeal colored head and great lacing. The aroma is piney hops with sweet and briney caramel malt. Very nice. The taste is nearly off the charts good. Thick piney hops blended wonderfully with salty malt, nutty rye, a touch of bubblegum perhaps, some root beer. Mostly it's about a wonderfully guzzleable blend of firm hop bitterness and smooth malt sweetness. I could just finish one pint as quick as I started the next but I guess I wouldn't be standing long at this ABV. Nicely carbonated, just a great DIPA from OPA OPA!

Serving type: growler

04-04-2009 18:25:29 | More by Durge
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JohnQvegas for the spur of the moment growler trade. This unexpected treat poured typical darker honey amber, under an equally typical darker tan small bubble head and leaving respectable lace on the glass. Hop bomb nose is a harbinger of things to come. Well hopped, yet easy drinking DIPA. Balanced by a nice, smooth undercoating of malt, this one ends up quite enjoyable for hop head and mere mortals alike. Easily my favorite Opa offering to date. This one brakes out of the middle of road malaise which afflicted the other Opa options I have tried. Nice DIPA.

Serving type: growler

03-21-2009 21:48:34 | More by Billolick
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bgjohnston

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had heard that growlers of Warthog had gotten only limited distribution in CT, and had given up on finding it when it turned up on a chance visit to a new liquor store in my area. It was not super fresh, and had been sitting on a room temperature shelf for who-knows how long, but I decided to take home the only growler that I was able to find since hearing about this beer.

It poured a dark amber, slightly cloudy, with a generous light tan head and good carbonation that was still going strong after a glass mid-afternoon, and another in the late evening. It also had a nice sharp citrus smell of hops that came through the slight head cold I seem to have been fighting all winter long.

Taste was very rewarding; nice and hoppy to start, with a strong malty presence through to the finish. I did not find it overly sweet or harshly bitter, more of a floral citrus bite trailing off into a mild caramel sweetness.

In comparing this beer to other offerings of the season, I am tempted to identify Warthog as a less explosive version of the Bigfoot barleywine. Bigfoot is really hoppy for a barleywine, while Warthog is very solidly malty for a double IPA. The big difference is that the alcohol is completely hidden in the Warthog, so that while I find Bigfoot to be an enjoyable "sipper" in front of the fire after shoveling too much snow, the Warthog is almost a "gulper", with no hint that this beer is over 10% ABV.

I am really happy I got a chance to try this beer. I have no idea when I might see it again, but wouldn't hesitate to recommend it highly.

Serving type: growler

03-15-2009 13:10:11 | More by bgjohnston
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a 3-oz. sample glass at the Brewmaster's Tavern adjacent to the Opa-Opa Brewery in Williamsburg, Mass.

A: Poured a sticky, hazy looking burnt orange color with a thin layer of foamy residue. Hop oils can almost be seen floating in this brew like fudge swirl ice cream.

S: Smell is quite pungent in the hop department, with grassy, herbal notes and pine needle being subdued slightly by spiced grapefruit.

T: A big, potent and alcoholic blend of sweet caramel malts and sticky hop characteristics. A slightly bitter and spicy grapefruit flavor can be noted at first, with a musky and burning pine flavor to follow it. Very good, but a sipper indeed.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and quite sticky from the hop profile exhibited here.

D: There was a 12-oz. max offering of this on-tap, and probably for good reason. A big, tasty DIPA with a lot of punch behind it. Won't appeal to even some hopheads because it is a little raw still. Others will turn away from the solvent.

I was told by the bartender that this DIPA was at 17%, and it did not taste like that at all, meaning either it's extremely well crafted, or she's just a liar. I'm leaning towards the latter, but still, a very tasty, powerfully hoppy ale with strong alcoholic hop resin flavors masked with sweet and subduing malts.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2009 00:53:10 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

drank on 12.13.08 at home. recieved this from ppoitras in the Nov/Dec 'growling at the moon'.

nice reddish copper color - clear - quite a nice looking and inviting beer. decent foamy head but didn't last too long. smell was a malty hop smell. you can definitley smell the alcohol in the background as well.

taste is strong malty alcohol. creamy and buttery. nice taste once the alcohol zing subsides. and it really only hits you on the first taste. the 11% is definitely not hidden - but it doesn't alter the taste or appreciation for this beer. can't drink a whole lot of them, but am definitely enjoying it.

Serving type: growler

12-13-2008 22:34:45 | More by Hophead101
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dashirey

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I received this growler from ppoitras. It was sent for this cycle of Growling at the Moon - thanks for the opportunity to try this brew.

A - Slight hazy orange-amber colored. One finger of head that reduces to virtually nothing. Speaking of nothing - there was really no lacing left behind from this beer either.

S - Combination of alcohol, hops, and sweetness. At times each one takes control and flexes it own muscle.

T - This definitely should be considered a malty, sweet DIPA. Reminds very much of the last Weyerbacher Double Simcoe I had. I'm not sure what hops were used in this beer, but that is my assessment. The malty sweetness along with alcohol dominate the taste of this beer - it is 11% after all.

M - Smooth at first but the alcohol burn quickly follows. Medium-bodied but the sweetness gives leaves your mouth feeling sticky and syrupy.

D - I like this one, but the alcohol and sweetness would make this a tough one to drink over and over.

Serving type: growler

11-16-2008 20:50:48 | More by dashirey
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wwheeler

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Warthog dIPA was on-cask at Brewmasters in Williamsburg. It had a lovely reddish brown color, and was very drinkable considering it was a double IPA. The aftertaste was a little sweet, so certainly not a hoppy kick normally associated with an IPA. I haven't had this in a while, but when I did it was from a tap, so from what I remember the cask seemed smoother and richer in flavor. I was told that it had been aged in an oak cask, which I think helped to smooth out the flavor and alcohol compared to the regular Warthog on tap.

Even though the Warthog dIPA may not be on par with other dIPAs (certainly like the ones from the west-coast), it's nice to see that there are some brewers in Western Mass giving it a shot.

Serving type: cask

03-18-2008 15:08:18 | More by wwheeler
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

64oz Growler served right out of the fridge and poured into various Pint Glasses

A - Poured a very hazy and murky, deep orange amber with some floating and suspended particles as well. Very cloudy with a good amount of carbonation visible a well with lots of chains of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Upon the initial poor there was a large head, perhaps three fingers high which towered over the top. This finally settled down but not before leaving tons of sticky and gooey side glass lace and a small pillow like cushion of off white foam across the remainder of the top. A very classic looking big IPA and a very nice dark color to it overall.

S - The aroma was very big and full of deep resiny hops from the very first smell. I also noticed immediately a hint of alcohol inside of it that was somewhat hot, but this was easily overpowered by loads of hops. Deep rich pine flavors along with lots of floral orange and sugary like tangerine were taken front stage here and really showing off. There was no doubt that this was going to be a very large IPA. It had a very fresh aroma to it; in fact you could almost smell the stickiness to it.

T - The flavor was very nice. To be honest this was a very big beer, clocking in at over 11% ABV and you could tell from the very first taste. It still had some residual alcohol hotness to it, but that was fine, sometimes you actually come to expect it, and this was still a very fine IIPA. Now then, the hops were mouth shattering at times. Deep resin filled tastes, almost made your teeth stick to your gums, and was soo fresh you could chew it. Lots of sugar added to try and balance everything out, bringing out more of an orange like note to it, but this was very big and floral, really pretty classic for the style. The finish as you can probably imagine was long and drawn out and very bitter, the flavor lasting soo long that you were yearning for another sip even several minutes later.

M - This was a very nice and very fresh medium bodied ale. The carbonation as well was very good and lasted well into the end of the session. I was very pleased to here that little bit of a pop and a hiss when I opened the growler, letting me know this one was just bottled and I was going to get to try it the way it was meant to. Excellent oily and resin nature to it and just a really good example of how this one should be done. Never light at all and just a really solid offering here.

D - Well this was a little tricky. First off the flavor, carbonation, and just overall appearance were all excellent, I would have loved to have drunken this one all night long, the only problem with that was it's a touch too strong for all of that. No matter though, this was still excellent, and was definitely a sipper as I threw down two pints and I knew I threw them down, very smooth, almost deceptively so, this one will definitely end up sneaking up on you.

Overall very solid offering here and one I am glad I could try. I am the biggest fan of the style, and really think a lot can be done wit hit. This however was straight up west coast mouth tearing high IBU IIPA, except from the Northeast, you got to love that. I would get this one again any time.

Serving type: growler

01-29-2008 11:34:53 | More by mikesgroove
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awall422

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on my first trek out to Opa-Opa. Poured a dark godlen with amber hues. Decent head that left nice lacing. Great aroma, hops springing out of the glass! taste is sweet, but well balanced by the hops. finish is bitter. It kind of felt like a thick, almost chewy mouthfeel and coated the tongue. For a double IPA, this was pretty easy to put down. Dangerously so. Makes me want to go back out again, even though it's a 2 hr drive.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2008 14:13:32 | More by awall422
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

These bolder beers do get higher ratings. Here, it was fresh which is always a plus in beer, a little head,lace, medium plus mouthfeel. Good balance,not too bitter,a 1.5 rather than a double, which I appreciated, and a dominant taste of grapefruit.Incredible 14% batch. One of their better beers, appealing to all the geeks, and understandibly so.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2007 23:05:16 | More by Sammy
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the brewpub last weekend. Time for a revisit.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" dark beige head over the crystal clear orangey amber brew. Head lasts beautifully, with lacing a bit sparse but delicate. Aroma is powerfully piney hops, with a fruity hoppiness underneath. Taste starts with an intense sweetness of malt, but dominated by hops pine in an instant. Fruitiness does peek out now and again, but it's the power of pine that is king here. Close starts to show the bitter side of things, and the warming alcohol also begins to grab. Mouthfeel is smooth, although drinkability is still limited somewhat by the intensity of the syrupiness and alcohol. But since that's somewhat to style at this time in the world, it's hard to be too harsh. A must try.

Serving type: growler

03-17-2007 00:12:47 | More by ppoitras
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hoppymeal

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in the double Trouble GIF. Pours dark amber to brown in color with a big fluffy cream colored head that slowly chunks up and leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma is on the sweet and sugary side with some cotton candy and some black pepper. More candy comes through in the taste with a pink bubble gum sweetness that shows just a hint of citrusy orange behind it. This is followed by a peppery and piney hoppy bitterness and a decent size alcohol bite in the finish. Definitely a big malty body on this one, rich and slightly syrupy, but this is definitely well balanced by a good bitterness and a not so shy alcohol content. Very nice dipa, I really like them with the big rich maltiness, the candy and gum flavors in this were quite strong, only thing that may have been better for me was the aroma, as there wasn't a ton of hop aroma and I usu love to bury my nose in a good dipa aroma. Thank you Cooperrip for the opportunity.

Serving type: growler

02-18-2007 21:16:35 | More by hoppymeal
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edchicma

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, cloudy copper, with no head. Smell is distinctly floral jhops, especially as the brew warms. The taste is meant for hops lovers. It remains throughout with some nice citryus nots....alchohol is there too. Mouthfeel has a slightly syrupy quality, but it finishes clean enough. Drinkability is good, considering the high abv.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2006 02:02:11 | More by edchicma
A-10 Warthog Double IPA from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.