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Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
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 deansellers:
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

deansellers, Mar 19, 2014
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Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

NWer, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev -20.6%

richkrull, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Sammy, May 18, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

tdm168, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

avisong, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of scootpolute
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

scootpolute, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Kegatron, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Laulau
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Laulau, May 04, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 !!!

hophugger, May 24, 2014
Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

rvajohn, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Rozierprime, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of rfreed
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

rfreed, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

dexterk1, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

frontalot, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of JaredGolia
4/5  rDev +5.8%

JaredGolia, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

CHILLINDYLAN, May 16, 2011
Photo of mobrockman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

mobrockman, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

buzzy, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Gmartin75
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Gmartin75, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Sapphyy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sapphyy, Today at 04:09 AM
Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

smakawhat, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
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Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.