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Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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HoptopiaHoptopia

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BA SCORE
85
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
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 smakawhat:
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-12-2014 03:22:31 | More by JOldewurtel
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-02-2014 02:32:27 | More by thatoneguymike
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hophugger

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
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 !!!

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-12-2014 02:45:25 | More by avisong
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-09-2014 23:54:18 | More by dexterk1
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oilcan01

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-24-2014 02:43:37 | More by oilcan01
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-10-2014 14:10:29 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Erice78

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-28-2014 01:39:50 | More by Erice78
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JaredGolia

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-09-2014 03:54:23 | More by tgatort
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-07-2014 03:59:38 | More by johnnyboy76
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-29-2014 02:18:57 | More by lupercmda
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HKUSPC40

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-22-2014 05:55:49 | More by HKUSPC40
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -7.9%

01-01-2014 04:04:31 | More by jspaner
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rvajohn

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-08-2013 01:39:17 | More by rvajohn
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-07-2013 21:44:59 | More by Gmartin75
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-04-2013 01:20:22 | More by illeagle05
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mobrockman

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-30-2013 02:13:46 | More by richkrull
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Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.