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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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BA SCORE
75
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280 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 280
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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HamdenHector

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Hazy burnt orange; 1 finger, fluffy, white head that stuck around; a lot of lacing;

S: very subtle aroma; a little citrus - maybe grapefruit; since this is an English IPA, I was expecting more malt - not getting that at all;

T: hint of floral; medium bitter finish with a hint of citrus; kind of bland; not getting the English part of this; seems closer to an East Coast IPA; no malt at all;

M: Medium bodied; a little effervescent;

O: easy to drink; balanced; nothing really exciting, but nothing really bad;

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 06:33:14 | More by HamdenHector
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-26-2014 02:05:51 | More by WOSean
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-11-2014 22:30:04 | More by thatoneguymike
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Uncledoobz

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

05-08-2014 00:20:56 | More by Uncledoobz
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7%

05-01-2014 19:34:52 | More by Durandal_777
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Hobbit

Oregon

4/5  rDev +22.3%

04-22-2014 03:46:03 | More by Hobbit
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Slightly hazed yellow gold with half a finger of foamy white head, no lacing.
S - Sweet malt, light pine, a tad astringent, some faint citrus
T - Creamy sweet malt, a little bready, some citrus zest, a hint of floral notes.
M - Bitter a little soapy and definitely chewy.
O - Just a really lame east coast style IPA

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 01:16:04 | More by Omnium
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +7%

04-20-2014 18:58:16 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

04-05-2014 22:48:32 | More by muskiesman
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Huffs

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7%

04-05-2014 02:28:43 | More by Huffs
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Srecko

Serbia

4/5  rDev +22.3%

03-30-2014 03:43:29 | More by Srecko
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JoshuaShort13

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-23-2014 22:28:20 | More by JoshuaShort13
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tabhill

New York

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-19-2014 00:36:57 | More by tabhill
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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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Herky21

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Undated 12 oz. bottle. Purchased for ~$1.75 at BeerCrazy in Des Moines.

Appearance - hazy, golden straw. Resembles a cream ale. Seems to be a lot of yeast or perhaps a thick protein haze.

Smell - faintest amount of citrus. Could use some improvement here.

Taste - sharply bitter if you were revewing this as an English IPA. Doesn't have that malt backgroudn one would expect. After reading their description on the website and considering the hops they used I don't think it was intended as English. As an American IPA, it's pretty drinkable and the crisp, sharpness of the hops and the pithe and citrus in the middle of the taste is its best quality.

Mouthfeel - lingering oils. Might be just a hair more carb'd than the IBUs need in this one.

Overall - it's decent. I like a good amount of aroma and found that disappointing. Seems like a lot of cascade hops as well, which are a classic treat.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +22.3%

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Massachusetts

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New York

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

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Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.