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Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 2
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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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

dexterk1, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

oilcan01, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

tdm168, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

deansellers, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Guitars_and_beer, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Erice78, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

tgatort, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

johnnyboy76, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

lupercmda, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

HKUSPC40, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jspaner, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

rvajohn, Dec 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Gmartin75, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

illeagle05, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mobrockman, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

richkrull, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

shelby415, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Hoppy_McMalt
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Hoppy_McMalt, Nov 14, 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%
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.

CookstLiquor, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MPSTARR, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Braz, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

powdersoldier, Oct 02, 2013
Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.