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Milly's Hoplicious - Milly's Tavern

Milly's Hoplicious
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BA SCORE
85
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.66%


Brewed by:
Milly's Tavern visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hoplicious is a flavorful American Pale Ale (APA) that features several American-grown hops from the Pacific Northwest. Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial hops give the beer its signature citrus-like flavor that blends nicely with its four different malts.

While full of aroma and extremely flavorful, Hoplicious utilized several different "hopping techniques" to give it a smooth bitterness that is not overly harsh. Medium-bodied and yellow-orange in color, the beer is unfiltered which imparts a slight haze but brings forth all the natural goodness of a craft-brewed beer.

43 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-01-2009)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-brown coloring with a filmy ring of a head. Opaque in color. Aromas of a light toffee and citrus blend, not distinct, but enticing. Flavors are a bit muddled, with an awkward bitter hops presence that just seems out of place. Smokey and tangy, the flavors collide in an abrasive way. Decent cling, but that doesn't really help much in the long run. Aftertase is slightly sour and overly clumsy, with a tangy hops presence. Finish is cloying and bitter at the same time. Not impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 00:48:07 | More by GarthDanielson
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler after having a couple on-tap.

A- Pours a hazy orange-ish body with a thin head that falls to a thinner cap. Leaves some nice lacing, though.

S- Citrusy hops up front: grapefruit, pineapple, a little mango. Sweet malt aroma is just able to make its way through.

T- Same citrusy hops first, but a nice piney bite also shows through. Very good bitterness level.

MF- Nice moderate body with good carbonation levels. Flavors really last.

Serving type: growler

01-30-2012 00:20:44 | More by LtCracker20
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap today at the source.
Pours a hazy medium golden color with a decent sized off white head that displays minimal retention with decent lacing. Smells of bitter pine with hints of citrus and little to no malt presence. Taste is harsh piney citrusy bitterness that lingers long into the end of every sip. Quite a drying enamel melting finish. Taste again has little to no malt presence. Medium body and carbonation level with a resinous almost sticky mouthfeel. The brewery calls this an APA, that is quite a stretch! It's IPA if not a double although it might be a shade or two darker than guidelines. I found this to be flavorful, but the bitterness is a little bit harsh.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2011 23:49:52 | More by johnnnniee
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Welcome to Manchester!!! Arrived at Manchester airport for a 1/2 marathon over in New Market. Was picked up by my bro-in-law and quickly swept away to Milly's Tavern to begin our pre-race inebriation. The Hoplicious was a solid beer, with a great nose and taste. The color was clear Golden with thin head that left a good lace. There was pine and citrus that dominated the nose, and this description could be used to describe the taste as well. The mouthfeel was fine...could drink alot of it if I had to. Certainly worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2011 21:15:43 | More by WoodBrew
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap the other night, then saw that it was also available on cask. On-tap, I think I prefer the recent Peakbagger Pale Ale over Hoplicious, though I haven't had them in the same sitting, so it's hard to say for sure. Still, the cask Hoplicious takes the cake.

A: Pours a nice, cloudy, gold with a big, fluffy head. Looks like a nice cask pale ale to me!

S: Nice, grassy, slightly piney hop smell; very pronounced and inviting.

T: Fresh, grapefruit hops dominate with a good malt backbone; some resiny, floral aspects to the hops, but mostly they lean grapefruit. Very nicely balanced; an excellent example of a cask APA.

M: Very smooth and pretty full, a nice feeling beer for sure.

D: This one is incredibly drinkable; very well-made, excellently balanced, the hops are present without being overly dry, and the ABV is moderate enough to make this reasonably sessionable. This was my last beer of the night, but had it been my first, it likely also would have been my second. I hope to see this beauty again.

Serving type: cask

03-08-2011 15:39:39 | More by FrankLloydMike
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FBH

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Really good "american pale ale". I usually get this on tap after one of Milly's oatmeal stouts and the pair works very well for me.

Not as hoppy as some other IPA's I've come across, but the hops are prevelant. Great aroma of hops and citrus and definitely an easy light and crisp drinking beer.

Serving type: growler

03-20-2010 23:52:31 | More by FBH
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap with the brewer.
An APA or an IPA, with Pacific Northwest. Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial. Unfiltered. Drying. A good bitterness overall, some sugar to balance it. Orangey with some lace. Aroma of C-hop.Appropriate carbonation. IBU 43

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2009 00:28:56 | More by Sammy
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass, the beer was a hazy gold color with a small to medium sized head. A goodly amount of lacing. Citrus aroma, with a bit of malt. Strong grapefruit taste, which lasted quite some time, a bit of malt. The beer was pretty well-balanced, and quite good to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2009 17:10:49 | More by lordofthewiens
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another new offering from Milly's that I opted to give a try during a visit last night.

Shaker glass filled close to the brim with a slightly cloudy, medium golden liquid. Head was fine and white, ebbing quickly to a rim-job, with scattered lacing here and there. Nose consisted of rindy citrus, with little malt coming forth. Feel was medium-smooth on the tongue, and the body was just a smidge under medium.

Flavor had some lightly toasted malt, with subtle caramel notes. Lots of citrus is present here, with more rindy-ness as well as a resiny, piney character. All this hoppiness lasts nicely during the finish. A solid APA, bordering on IPA-ness to me. Zum Wohl!!

3.85
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | drink: 4

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Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2009 12:59:54 | More by Bierman9
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for sharing!(and, of course, his wife for picking it up!)

Pours hazed golden with a thin head that leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of leafy, citric (lemony), piney hops. Tangy with zesty. Just an underlying whiff of grainy malt.

The taste is aptly named - hoplicious is right! It is a hoppy brew, and done very well! It has a lemon merangue character with leafy/herbal/piney character mixing in. Enough pale malt keeps bitterness in check and adds depth and balance, while letting hops shine. It has a bitter, yet rounded, finish.

It has a medium body with crisp carbonation.

I don't know what the abv is, but it's well-covered. I could drink this hoppy delight all-day long! It was already entered in, though I'm the first to review it. Seems more like an IPA than an APA because of it's hop character (though there is balance, and maybe the abv brings it to APA - on the border of the styles anyway.). Bottom line - nice American hop compleixities going on here and a delicious brew!

Serving type: growler

04-25-2009 12:13:25 | More by jwc215
Milly's Hoplicious from Milly's Tavern
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.