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Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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85
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010)
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Reviews by Bookseeb:
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Appearance has a light copper amber color with a head that's not heavy leaving spotty lace. Smell having a caramel malt backbone with a citrus, piney hop aroma. Taste of the sweet caramel malt, citrus grapefruit, piney that follows through to the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. I can understand having a big hop profile in an Imperial, but maybe more of an aromatic hop rather than a bittering to bring more of a balance with the malt.

02-22-2012 03:09:16 | More by Bookseeb
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oberon

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +5.8%

I have had mixed results with Scuttlebutt so far,this is easily the best offering I have had from them.Ppours into a nonic a clear rich copper color with a nicely formed one finger off white head that left two broken rings of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Aromas are deeply fruity with nutty maltiness and a good amount of sweet alcohol,the nuttiness really makes the aromas interesting.Flavors of drunken citrus fruits and big caramel malts,I detect a little leather in there and more leafy hops in the finish.This is a pretty complex and somewhat boozy DIPA,again easily the best offering I have had from Scuttlebutt.

07-29-2013 20:28:43 | More by oberon
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours nicely into nonic. Abundant head. Nice citrus notes on the nose. Pine and citrus overflow and dominate the palate. A very aggressive West Coast IIPA that is a worty representative of the style.
Not readily available at the stores for whatever reason. Purchased at the brewery. Will definitely snag again when I see it.

01-10-2012 02:51:18 | More by NWer
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.05/5  rDev -19.5%

Pours a bright orange. Thin white head. Aroma was citrus, grapefruit, alcohol and bitterness.

Taste was just average, high bitterness, not a lot of hop mouthfeel. Substantial alcohol heat on it. This style of dipa is fairly a dime a dozen. Long hop boil, high alpha acid, but almost no dry hopping. Decent pricing on it.

A little bit of citrus lingers around the tongue, but its primarily just bitterness and alcohol heat that gets delivered here. Could use more caramel to soak up the alcohol.

Not recommended unless you're looking for a tick or a relatively cheap buzz.

11-25-2011 16:20:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-30-2013 02:13:46 | More by richkrull
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours grapefruit coloured body with enormous foam pouring from my large Sam Adams glass. Mildly grapefruit hoppy aroma. Big IBU, biased toward bitter than malt. Somewhat palate erasing.Good drinking, with a little booziness in the aftertaste.Thanks for hooking me up, Steve.

05-18-2012 02:39:49 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-22-2014 23:48:06 | More by tdm168
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-12-2014 02:45:25 | More by avisong
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scootpolute

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%

1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Pours semi-cloudy dark-golden, carmel color, with a kind of weak white head...- some good lacing.

S - Hops and lots of sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit tones with some pressence of pine-spice...

T - Booming with hops and pine flavor! Smooth & Bright! A great hop kick at the top, followed by some citrus, then ending with more pine-like spices...Pleasant & refreshing!!

M - Great carbonation! There's a good fullness. Present, but not 'too' much fruity/sweet flavors...The final pine/spice balances the beer out wonderfully!

O - This one is great!! How can this beer come from the same brewery that brewed Gail Force IPA…Gail Force Yuk, Hoptopia, YUM!!! I was surprised by the cloudy-dark 'unfiltered' look. Much darker than the typical IPA... I think what make this beer so good is the fine line of not over-doing 'it' in any particular area (hops, fruity-flavor, pine/spice, carbonation, and last but not least, alcohol level). VERY refreshing and will get again and...…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!

10-14-2011 23:45:36 | More by scootpolute
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-30-2014 22:55:31 | More by Kegatron
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Laulau

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-04-2014 23:07:52 | More by Laulau
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hophugger

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%

I really like this beer but am having trouble expressing how I actually feel. I do not know why. Almost mysterious. Big head, awesome color. Hop flavor is ample but cant quite pick up or specify the other flavors where I could be accurate. Overall, a nice hoppy beer, as it should be with the name. Love the label. Keep up the great work. Brew on !!!

05-24-2014 01:44:48 | More by hophugger
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rvajohn

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-08-2013 01:39:17 | More by rvajohn
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Rozierprime

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-02-2014 23:00:57 | More by Rozierprime
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rfreed

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-25-2014 03:25:38 | More by rfreed
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-09-2014 23:54:18 | More by dexterk1
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frontalot

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-25-2012 04:09:24 | More by frontalot
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JaredGolia

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2014 04:18:56 | More by JaredGolia
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

Copper infused with apricot. Medium offwhite head with decent retention. Great Lacing.

Spicy, floral and resinous. Toasty and slightly sweet.

Floral, pine, grapefruit, spicy resinous hops oils. Matched by a sweet toastiness. Awesome big bitterness.

Medium body with some nice stickiness to it. Drying in the end.

Very tasty and drinkable. Complex, tasty hops, and good bitterness.

05-16-2011 18:11:10 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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deansellers

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-19-2014 02:03:41 | More by deansellers
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mobrockman

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-30-2013 20:19:53 | More by mobrockman
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-05-2013 00:18:47 | More by buzzy
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-07-2013 21:44:59 | More by Gmartin75
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -9%

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

Opaque, and a bit dull. Body color is a slightly murky brown with some hints of dark orange towards the edges. Head makes about three fingers, slightly less, with a good one finger puck while settling down.

Biscuity malt dominates, with a mild sense of orange hop character. Hop forward this is not, it seems quite lifeless with a large amount of malt caramel sweetness and simple brown sugars. Decent bouquet sure, but hardly hinting IPA realm let alone a DIPA.

Palate comes with a good mouthfeel. Coating and slightly resinous, and fills the corners of your mouth nicely, even with some good sensing hop action not even hinted at the nose. However, the palate and flavors only hint on the swallow. Finishes with a lingering grapefruit quality that is very lasting and feels quite fresh. Malt profile dominant on the nose doesn't translate even on the taste. Even the first taste is quite neutral. Hop angle for the size only seems to hit on the swallow with a very nice aromatic rush that I must admit is quite nice.

Overall though this is an alright beer but in the crowded IPA and big IPA realm this is not something that is very memorable.

08-05-2013 01:04:04 | More by smakawhat
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-14-2013 00:09:39 | More by Hopmodium
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Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.