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Hoppy Trails IPA - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Hoppy Trails IPAHoppy Trails IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2002

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlema1
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh pine and resin, very tasty

Photo of kraut6363
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keystone
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FickleBeast
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a very clear amber color with a finger of foam that fades away rather quickly. Aroma is faintly bitter, with some vegetal hops. Doesn't spell particularly appetizing.

First sip is firmly bitter, with an aspirin like bitter finish. This is certainly more of an English-style IPA, with minimal hop flavor coming through. This seems to be overloaded with bittering hops, but the malt backbone isn't quite sweet enough to support the bitterness.

This beer is pretty disappointing to me. It is one-dimensional, and that dimension is harsh bitterness.

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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Copper body. Just off white head, hangs at an eighth inch. A bit of lacing.

S- Toasty malt, with a slight caramel sweetness. Earthy, piney hop character.

T- Malt is bready, and just a faint sweetness. Earthy and piney hop.

M- Medium body. Slight sweetness, but a nice dull bitterness to keep it in check. Finish is dry.

O- BA claims this is an American IPA, but ABC claims its an English IPA. For an English IPA, this is pretty solid. More balanced, and the hop character is earthy, and has that dull bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Hoppy Trails IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.