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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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295 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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3/5  rDev -8.3%

notdriving, Jul 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

tommyd313, Jul 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

KenC, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a wellington glass.

Appearance: It comes of a slightly darker gold, white head was thin maybe 1/8" off the body with a gentle pour.

Smell: Light hops but potent smell when it comes to bitter, feels a little like a euro pale lager if you ask me.

Taste: This beer is a slight Czech pilsener, it isn't as hoppy as most IPAs and no where near as tasteful hops meet bitter but light, expect a euro pale lager type of feel.

Mouth: This is true pale not a compliment...nothing spectacular here.

Overall: I was expecting a lot more, I am huge IPA fan and before getting to half glass this beer disappoints. I can't say I love it but I can't hate Cricket Hill for trying, Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of nickfl
2.53/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Two fingers of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace.

S - A yeasty aroma with notes of malt, spicy clove and wheat (it smells like a wheat beer?!?)

T - A weird, spicy character up front with notes of lemon zest and vanilla. Some more of the same in the middle that transitions to a sweetly malty finish with fairly strong bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Wow, this is terrible. The hop character is almost non-existent except for a slightly harsh and fairly strong bitterness in the finish. It is equal parts odd and bad; and let me be clear here: I am not rating this poorly because it is an English IPA and I wanted an American IPA, I'm rating this low because it is a bad beer by any standard. If anything it tastes like a poorly conceived wheat beer.

nickfl, Jun 14, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: single finger head with excellent retention on a golden with crimson hues body.

S: nice strong aroma but unfortunately it smells like a wheat beer with orange peel, breads, grains.

T: again this one is more like a wheat beer than any kind of IPA be it English or American. Little hop content instead wheat, breads and some citrus make up a beer that maybe should be re-labeled. fruity phenol and yeast content.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: This is a strange beer. It would make a decent witbier but this one has little in hop character.

kylehay2004, Jun 14, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Eric for the chance to taste this one- #BOTG 65! A style I don't typically like (English IPA), but here we go:

Poured from bottle into glass- no bottle date visible. Pours a light orange/yellow color, pretty cloudy. Decent head, little retention. Smell- floral, tea leaves. Not what I like on my IPA's, but I guess to be expected for an English IPA. Taste- mild bitterness, some toffee, floral. Tea Leaves again. Bleh. All of this may be good for the style, but I really don't care for it. I'm going to plead ignorance for the style, not knock this beer too much for it, and move on to the next.

lnashsig, Jun 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

abcramer, May 22, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

vfgccp, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

jmcgahran1, May 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

rcatalano, May 02, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this from a pint glass chilled. Picked up from quick six.

The color is lightly hazed golden with thick pale microfoam and lace clings in thick rings on the glass, the bead is fine. The smell is sweet and grassy with an almos floral complimentary odor of hops with mild citrus. The feel is moderately bitter with subtle toasted graininess and creamy yeast texture with slightly dry and spicy finish.

This Ipa is semi-bitter with a floral hop taste and herbal tinge on first sip. The grassy astringent aspect comes toward the middle with a light toasted grain flavor in the background and mild citrusy acidic and light tropical accent. The semi bitter taste continues after the sweet balanced finish. Overall I found nothing to complain about, yet it is not a beer that is stellar in the realm of the style either. The taste and aroma are good, but nothing really sets this apart. There aren't really any apparent flaws it is just a good drinking beer with lots of bitterness.

Slatetank, Apr 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

DonFrap, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

1p5v, Apr 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

JAHMUR, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

amart80, Mar 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

bobbybradley, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +30%

Rubihahn, Mar 22, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

sw2112, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of wagenvolks
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a (512) Three tulip.

Hopnotic pours well enough, showing a hazy tangerine body. Overly-carbonated, though, as a gentle pour nearly causes the glass to overflow with a rocky, bone-white head. Decent mottles of lacing left behind. Aroma is nice, too, with peach and mango tropical fruitiness and a hint of citrusy hops. Malts are crackery in the background, and there's almost a Belgian character to them.

The flavor is a bit of a mess, with spicy yeast esters hitting the palate aggressively up front. Again, I'm reminded of a Belgian IPA (and not a good one at that). The hops provide enough tropical fruitness to save what is an otherwise unremarkable IPA. Malts are almost non-existent. The mouthfeel is a hot mess, with huge bubbles that loll across the palate. The beer finishes with a medicinal aftertaste. Not for me.

wagenvolks, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

greenbeer29, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Hophed102, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

LukeONeill, Feb 27, 2012
Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.