1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hopnotic India Pale Ale - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hopnotic India Pale AleHopnotic India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
75
okay

308 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 308
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: RonfromJersey on 07-17-2004

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (22) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 308 | Reviews: 146 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of alpinebryant
2.37/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Overflowing glass of foam, that is mostly white.

S: Aroma of cake batter, dough and pale malt. Some sweet hops, but nothing over the top, not what I call Hopnotic by aroma.

T: Bleh, probably the worst single ipa I have had in well over a year or two. Doughy taste, overbittered and horrible flavors all around. Just Not.... good

M: Over carbonated, light mouthfeel.

O: Please dont try this. I am reminded of one of my earlier home brews that was OK... for a homebrew...

Photo of danipp
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of sendbeer
1/5  rDev -69.4%

Photo of juliusseizure
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mattparsons
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of GuyIncognito
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Bilco
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RichardMNixon
2.74/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A: Mountains of foam, I had to let it die down a few times. Some nice bubbles up from the bottom through a gold-orange body to a white head.

S: Smells mostly of yeast, not much malt or hops to speak of.

T: Again mostly yeast. The description here specifies it's an English IPA, but even then I'd expect more bitterness. This would be a mild pale ale.

M: The saving grace - it's fantastic. Smooth and full with a very clean, bubbly finish.

O: Not for hop-heads. Fairly sessionable ABV could fit in well at a barbecue.

Photo of jnardone235
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BellsFan
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RDW
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of travishardy929
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Jman_01
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of notdriving
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of HopBrain
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tommyd313
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of KenC
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
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!

Photo of nickfl
2.54/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.59/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.