Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.89/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
01-16-2014 04:58:48 | More by LiquidAmber
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
10-22-2013 22:51:59 | More by CookstLiquor
Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.