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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
okay

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-21-2013 21:32:24 | More by Drknight
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

09-24-2013 23:52:16 | More by ROGUE16
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

08-02-2013 04:09:12 | More by DrunkinYogi
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amart80

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-28-2012 00:05:55 | More by amart80
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-22-2012 04:20:54 | More by abcramer
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-04-2013 03:39:30 | More by YalovaIA
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-22-2014 18:40:38 | More by Hypersomnia
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-01-2014 01:22:32 | More by Latarnik
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a golden yellow/orange with slight head that left minimal lacing. Slight citrus hop to the nose, leading to the same taste. Its not as hoppy as I had hoped but was just enough to leave me wanting more. This could easily be a nice session beer although its not remarkable.

10-17-2008 00:07:01 | More by mikereaser
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ommegangpbr

New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

While I have sentimental connections with Cricket Hill (note the icon) I can't say that I've been overly attracted to their beers.
This one is thin all around. Thin body, thin odor, thin flavor. This almost drinks like a hoppy, pale lager. The malt character speaks very much of a somewhat dense pilsner. Grassy notes, hints of citrus in a lemon way, a little bit earthy.
This is NOT a hophead's delight. Hops in this beer are very much used to accent and highlight other aspects.
As a summer time beer I can warmly recommend this. While, for the most part, I do prefer richer, denser beer, for something on the milder, lighter side of the spectrum this is pretty good. While thin, flavors are clean and focused.

06-26-2010 02:06:33 | More by ommegangpbr
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Ponch0

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-29-2014 17:46:49 | More by Ponch0
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

11-20-2013 04:12:00 | More by kmos27
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

02-02-2014 13:55:42 | More by paresis
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MaddestHatter

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-13-2014 23:28:59 | More by MaddestHatter
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-26-2013 02:06:59 | More by petermethot
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

08-05-2014 03:15:36 | More by reebtaerG
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

12-20-2013 03:12:42 | More by BeerForMuscle
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

09-03-2012 04:22:08 | More by jnardone235
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lawlerj

Nebraska

3.28/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a clear gold/amber. One finger head that dissipates quite quickly. Leaves a bit of lacing.

There is some malt sweetness in the aroma - a little bit of hop bitterness, but no citrus/resiny smells like with other IPA's I've tried.

The first taste is the sweetness up front followed by a moderate amount of hop bitterness. Definitely not a beer for hop heads, but very pleasant and easy drinking.

Light mouthfeel - nothing too offensive here.

Overall, this is a smooth easy drinking brew. I am but unclear as to why it's called "Hopnotica" as it is definitely not that strong on the hops for an IPA. But, all the same, enjoyable and a beer I would drink again with a burger and fries.

03-18-2011 00:10:30 | More by lawlerj
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.28/5  rDev +0.6%

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazed brass color with a huge white head that stayed as a thick layer leaving a heavy sheet of lacing behind.

S - bitter and earthy.

T - lots of bitterness with just a hint of malty sweetness towards the finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - it's just ok.

01-07-2013 21:43:37 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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ism

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev +0.6%

Excited and voluminous white head crowning a pale honey body with effervescent carbonation scrambling to break free. Nose is sweet malt, with a slight phenol farmhouse character. Moderate carbonation, light body with a slight slickness. Very sweet malt base, somewhat bready, completely unbalanced with hop character barely emerging. Slight pine dryness in the finish.

Fairly easy to drink, if not for the utter blandness and lack of complexity, but I suppose that's the style.

12-05-2010 03:08:34 | More by ism
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albern

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev +1.2%

As far as English IPAs go, this one is missing the mark, but judged on its own merits, it isn't a bad beer. It pours a very clear golden amber color with a thick creamy off white head that retains very well and laces all over the glass. The nose on the beer is peculiar in that there are more sweet malts, and candied flavored aromas than there are hops. There is a definite citrus rind and orange burst smell to the beer, but no real hoppiness in the nose, and not much of the dry bready malt backbone characteristic of the style.

The taste does have some bittering hop but it is leafy rather than oily or estery, and the sweet malt and bubble gum like candy flavored notes just shouldn't be there. The beer has a hop balanced with the malts, but the hop isn't dry enough for an English IPA, nor oily enough for a nouvelle American version of the same. There is just a leafy bitterness that isn't that special. The sweet malts, citrus, bubblegum in the background is just silly. This beer is okay, but Cricket Hill has a long way to go. There beer is very smooth and creamy.

02-14-2009 19:44:40 | More by albern
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +2.1%

got this bottle in a trade with northyorksammy. thanks sammy!

12oz bottle.

pours slightly hazy amber colour with a small very dense white head. the head drops fast and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is nice. floral hops. hint of grapefruit and orange. light cracker malts. touch of caramel.

taste is nice. low bitterness level. sweet orange and caramel. cracker malt. earthy hops. bit of alcohol. hops and bitterness feel a bit low, even for an english ipa.

mouthfeel is good. medium carbonation feels a hair high. fairly light body.

drinkability is good. a touch sweet, but otherwise fairly balanced and enjoyable.

05-20-2007 23:51:52 | More by grub
Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.