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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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291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -11%

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;

HamdenHector, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

WOSean, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

MaddestHatter, May 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Uncledoobz, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Durandal_777, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

Hobbit, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Omnium, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

phishterrrrrrr88, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

muskiesman, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Huffs, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

Srecko, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

JoshuaShort13, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

tabhill, Mar 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

GRPunk, Feb 14, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -4%

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.

Herky21, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

motothrillz, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

ColForbinBC, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

JG-90, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.