Hopnotic India Pale Ale - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev +23.6%
Hopnotic India Pale Ale
This beer to me is a basic IPA. I
Appearance- Slight Haze, and a little on the light side for an IPA in my mind. I was expecting it to have a golden amber hue, but to me it appears only Golden. Good head retention, moderate lacing.
Smell - Pleasant hop aroma.
Taste - Fairly simple, nothing too complex going on. Slightly less bitter than most IPA's but well within style. Flavor hop additions make up for lack of bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Easily drinkable. Perfect Carbonation, no diacetyl.
Overall - I feel like the reviews on this beer are overly harsh, or perhaps the recipe was changed. Yes, it is definitely is a bread/butter IPA, nothing to interesting, lots of Cascade, but honestly, sometimes that's a good thing. It's a solid product, and I would probably buy it again. Great for introducing someone to a simple basic IPA.
10-18-2013 21:09:51 | More by ny101
3.25/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured into DFH IPA glass; semi-clear orange-yellow with a huge fluffy white head, absolutely beautiful. Even from an easy pour, it overtook the glass and I had to stop pouring early. Pouring in the last little bit, the head rose above the lip and is only just now slowly turning into larger bubbles and falling slowly, but there is still a central column of incredibly tight foam that isn't going anywhere. Chunky lacing is everywhere. Amazing head on this beer.
Smell is definitely English IPA; metallic clean malt, supported by a dash of slightly dank herbal hops.
Taste is odd; clean malt makes a quick show, but then hops take over. A quick dash of herbal hops and then it's all over, leaving a tiny hint of bitterness to make you wonder what just happened. There's not much to this beer.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and medium-thin.
Overall, I'm not really a fan of English IPAs. As far as "tamer" IPAs go, I'd prefer a fruity/floral one over an English-style any day. But this one seems a bit off for English anyway...eh.
Drinkable, but nothing special. That head though...
09-26-2013 05:23:29 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.