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Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by bstave:
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bstave

Washington

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-05-2011 05:45:23 | More by bstave
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2014 02:45:25 | More by avisong
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-19-2014 02:03:41 | More by deansellers
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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02-09-2014 03:54:23 | More by tgatort
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-07-2014 03:59:38 | More by johnnyboy76
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4/5  rDev +5%

01-29-2014 02:18:57 | More by lupercmda
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with unexpected small black particles from a not overly aggressive pour, fine three finger ivory head that keeps building long after the pour. Looks nice (except what's up with the particles?). Pleasant aroma of caramel malt, light citrus and piney hops. Flavor follows with a nice caramel malt body with mixed tropical and stone fruit, piney and citrus hops, nicely balanced. Good medium, moderately creamy body with good mouth feel. A nicely integrated, hoppy but well malt-supposted IPA. Flavorful and great drinking. There isn't as much bright herbal element as I'd expect from the hop bill present here. This and the particulates mentioned earlier may suggest that this could be a slightly old bottle. Scuttlebutt does themselves and their customers a disservice by stamping a mysterious code (with no "12" or "13" visible for a hint) for estimating age. Since they are already going for the effort to mark them, why not make it a clear date? All that being said, if this is an old bottle, it's still a very nice drinking IPA and fully worthy. Good enough I'll seek it out fresh and try again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:58:48 | More by LiquidAmber
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jspaner

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in straight ale glass.

A: cloudy amber color; very little head; good carb; not much lacing
S: not much but yeast and dark-roast malt (light)
T: the flavor is amazing; yummy mixture of malt, hops, yeast; quite sweet, matching the booziness well; bubblegum, hops; medium complexity

This is an excellent IPA in what matters most, flavor; cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 01:50:56 | More by Arithmeticus
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CookstLiquor

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle. Pours a rich orangey/amber colour. Big tropical fruit and spice notes on the nose. Taste offers a big fruity burst up front followed by an earthy middle and crushingly biter finish. This is everything an imperial IPA should be. Hits all the right notes in the right proportions.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 22:51:59 | More by CookstLiquor
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Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.