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Hopnotic India Pale Ale - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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Hopnotic India Pale AleHopnotic India Pale Ale

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75
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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RonfromJersey on 07-17-2004)
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into Young's nonic pint.

A- thick, dense, khaki head. Slightly hazed, deep golden body with light carbonation. Great retention. A sloppy pour settled into a dense, 1-finger foam. Awesome stick.

S- balanced. Cracker-like malts and flowery/grassy hops.

T- More balance, though definitely hoppy. Ritz crackers. Mix of grassy, grapefruit, and lighter/spicy hops. Maybe a touch floral, like an herbal tea. Some grain. A touch of aspirin.

M- medium-full body. Lightly carbonated. Nice, hoppy bite. Dry.

O- A real easy drinker. Nicely balanced. A good American example of the English style. Received as a sixer as a gift. Something I would buy if it were available.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 02:17:53 | More by GRPunk
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M: Medium bodied; a little effervescent;

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Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.