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Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.9%

bstave, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

doughanson78, Nov 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

snohojimbo, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of scootpolute
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
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 15, 2011
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
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
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4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

CTague, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of grittybrews
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a murky orange-amber into a tulip with a finger of off-white head and lots of yeasty floaties. Aroma of juicy grapefruit and tangerine.

Generous carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel, orange, and grapefruit up front followed by biscuit and a long pine bite on the finish.

Really solid and exceptionally balanced with big hop and malt flavors. Higher ABV is pretty well-hidden -- very easy-drinking.

grittybrews, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a golden orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Lighter citrus notes, some tropical fruit and hint of floral notes

T: A very fruity taste to it; blends of nice tropical fruit, light pine, flowers and a dash of orange peel.

M: A little slick, good amount of booze, not really a full body but it is a hop bomb with great taste

D: Very good.

barleywinefiend, Aug 31, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a deal this was....$6.50 at Winco Foods.

Dark amber in color
Smells somewhat like fruitcake.
Taste is perfectly balanced between sweet and bitter.
In spite of the name, this isn't a super hoppy beer, but a hop lover should be able to appreciate it.
This beer would definitely be on my "go-to" list every time I see it at this price.

industrialswill, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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 kitty66
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hoppy, delicious. On tap at bottleworks in Seattle. Easily the best product from Scuttlebutt only problem will be finding more.

More hops & oilier than Pliny, more carbonation & abundance of hops than Hop Stoopid.

Brewery may want to rename this beer, it needs its own recognition in the sometimes crowded space of IPAs.

kitty66, Nov 14, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

deansellers, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Bromine, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

BCross, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

smbslt, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

illeagle05, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of onemanarne
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't reviewed in a while....saw only 7 reviews on this which inspired me. Plus, I had one in the fridge.

A- A nice solid dark orange, not very clear but looks tasty to me. Probably my favorite look to an ipa. Fairly small head, but holding on for the whole glass.

S- Little bit of alcohol, tons of resiny hops. Piney and a little tropical.

T- Just what I was hoping for. A little bit of alcohol twang and malty sweetness, quickly washed away by big, bitter, juicy, resinous hoppiness. So good. I just love the huge hops without being ridiculously bitter/harsh. Just a deliciously smooth DIPA.

M- Slightly light, oily. Perfect in my opinion. I'm sure some people would prefer a little more sweetness and thickness.

O- Hopefully The Beer Authority will keep this in stock, and Scuttlebutt keeps on brewing it. At $4.89/bomber, I can't think of much better DIPA options available regularly. (assuming this will be available regularly)

onemanarne, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of Duff27
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice inch-tall fluffy white head on a hazy reddish orange beer. Above average head retention and great clumptastic lacing.

S- A sweet bouquet of citrus fruits right from the pop of the cap. Very nice.

T- Holy smokes! Follows the nose, which is a good thing. Huge grapefruit component. The perfect amount of malt sweetness balanced with a bitterness that looms in the mouth well after each sip. Well hidden alcohol to boot.

M- Medium mouthfeel, good prickly carbonation.

D/O- To say I am pleasantly surprised with this Scuttlebutt offering would be an understatement. Let's face it, an "A-" rating in the DIPA style on BeerAdvocate doesn't translate into "top of class" but in this case it is fully warranted. Definitely worth the pick-up if it crosses your path.

Duff27, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of LampertLand
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scuttlebutt Brewing 'Hoptopia' @ 8.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a good size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-spicey hops , pine

T-pleasant tasting Imp IPA , has a decent booze bite , pine more than citrus

MF-lots of carbonation , nice big body

Ov-wow , I've seen this beer on so many shelves here in BC , glad I finally bought one , good possible great beer

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
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 Arithmeticus
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

Arithmeticus, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Laulau, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

JaredGolia, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mobrockman, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sapphyy, Sep 19, 2014
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Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.