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Hopshot IPA - Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe

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Hopshot IPA
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BA SCORE
83
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ecoboy on 05-19-2003)
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +8.7%

CCutch, Oct 16, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -16.3%

BikeChandler, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

cfrobrew, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Donzej
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good hop beer. Typical american IPA hop notes. Well controlled bitterness zero skunk. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys an american style IPA. My one critique is that i would like to see a better aromatic. I'd put the IBU at 70-75. They claim 90.

Donzej, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of nleaders
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nleaders, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of DRTBrewster
4/5  rDev +8.7%

DRTBrewster, May 24, 2013
Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev +8.7%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of antoines15
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of piclee
4/5  rDev +8.7%

piclee, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Naugros
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As the reviewer before me notes, the brewpub refers to this beer as Hop Shot IPA.

It arrives a crystal clear amber color with a decent inner orange glow. The head is off-white and is replaced by a consistent film and decent lacing.
The smell is of sweet pink grapefruit with honeysuckle notes and caramel malt sweetness. The flavor also has grapefruits, but they're more bitter than sweet on the tongue. I also get orange blossoms against a bready backbone. The bitterness is well-controlled. It hits pretty hard but does not linger long in the aftertaste.

It certainly went well with the soft pretzels and spicy beer-laden cheese.

Naugros, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Beaver Street Brewery. I believe the menu said it was called Hopshot IPA.

Appearance- amber color, thin head

Smell- hops, very nice

Taste- hops, very nice and refreshing

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was really good. It was so refreshing.

jeffjeff1, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of bigbelcher
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold color bordering on turning amber. Small white head. Aroma was that of earthy spicey hops, not floral citrus hops. Flavor was on the bitter side and was not well balanced. Needs more malt to sweeten this beer into an IPA. More like an strong american pale in my opinion than an IPA. It was all bitterness and no flavor. CO2 was good. Very light belgian lacing.

bigbelcher, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of Gavage
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 2" head. Some thick lace developed during the session.

Smell: caramel and a hearty bitterness rose from the glass and was easily detectable.

Taste: nice malt profile here with some caramel, soft grapefruit, a hint of pine, and a decent but not overpowering bitterness level.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some mild dryness late. Aftertaste focuses on the bitterness that lingers around the longest.

Drinkability: easy quaffing IPA. Not mind-blowing, but just a solid IPA that hits the spot.

Gavage, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of woodychandler
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It started with a beautiful, medium-tan head, but before I could pick it up, the head was gone! Aaarrrggh! The nose had a fragrant citrusiness which could be naught but Cascade. Yeah, man. The color was a medium-amber with NE-quality clarity. The mouthfeel was medium, approaching full, with a really good hop bite on the tongue. The finish made the hop monkey on my back run away and hide. Next up - a mainline of liquefied hops. Gimme dem hops, yo!

woodychandler, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of kdoc8
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the brew pub in Flagstaff, AZ. It was deep copper colored with a thin bubbly head and some lacing. It smelled mainly of bitter hops, but not as strongly as other IPAs. I didn't taste or smell much complexity other than hops, so the taste, of course, was mainly of...hops! Great for a hophead.

kdoc8, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Da Boss and I escaped the 110 degree temps for a day yesterday and wound up at Beaver Street for a little lunch and a cold one after a day of hiking and enjoying Arizona 89A thru Oak Creek Canyon.
Beer was a yellow orange color with an OK head. Nose was of citrusy floral hops and malts. Taste was of grapefruit, malts, and finished was pretty well balanced until the big hops hit me upside the head! Mouthfeel was pretty good for the style, fairly full and decently carbonated. Drinkability was pretty good, nice and refreshing. This is a classic West Coast IPA and is definitely worth a try!

arizcards, Jul 17, 2006
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Revewed a sampler taste, from my 2001 notes. Yes, very hoppy, with the requisite American northwestern hop note. A thin head like one expects from the style. Still manages to finish with a good aftertaste. It kind of runs "average" across the board.

DrunkMcDermott, Sep 01, 2004
Photo of beerguy101
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A light copper colored IPA. Good malt taste, not very hoppy. More in the English style than a West Coast IPA. Good balance. Excellent flavor. Full body. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste has a nice bitter/hoppy bite, but it takes a while to appear. Subtle character

beerguy101, Jun 26, 2003
Photo of Mitchster
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden brew forming a thin white head with OK retention and lacing. Carbonation is medium. Aroma is of grapefruity hops with notes of grapes and red apples. Taste is again citrusy hops with alot of character and delicately balanced malts, almost falling out of balance. The finish is very dry, lightly toasted, and potently bitter (a little too strong for my preferences in IPA's). Mouthfeel is smooth wih a suprisingly light body. Good across the board, but nothing standout.

Mitchster, Jun 17, 2003
Photo of ecoboy
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not hoppy enough in aroma and flavor IMO, this would be a pale ale at many other places. Would it last on an unrefrigerated boat ride to India?

Pours with a little more yellow than amber (Red Hook's Ballard Bitter IPA comes to mind.) Medium body and medium alcohol warmth make this less challenging and more drinkable than something with a big hop bite. Crisp dry finish. A "gateway" IPA?

ecoboy, May 19, 2003
Hopshot IPA from Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.