Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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85
very good

32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 112
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 112
Photo of onemanarne
4.23/5  rDev +11%
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) (939 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
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. (376 characters)

Photo of nsabo
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Took one out of the fridge and poured a small glass - too cold and carbonated, so I let it sit for a good 2 hours and returned to find a much more pleasant brew.
Hops are piney and quite floral (reminds me of Odell's IPA), with some grapefruit tartness and a small, sweet malt backbone holding this together that tastes surprisingly oaky as it warms up. Each sip finishes with just a medium dry finish, not mouth-puckering dryness like some hop-centric IPAs do.
This feels just a little weak for a DIPA (I'd prefer a thicker mouthfeel and a heavier malt presence), but with so many PNW brewers pumping out generic DIPAs, this is one I'll return to. (648 characters)

Photo of captainwerd
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at neighborhood grocery store. Label on bottle indicates 8% ABV. Poured from 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Not too much head and a nice copper color. Pretty standard aroma for an imperial IPA. I am a fan of the style and this beer gets the job done at a reasonable price, but within the style there are much better offerings. Thought that the hops lacked a certain refreshing bite/finish that I usually look for in this style. Wasn't a big fan of the mouthfeel either, as it was a bit too thick/oily for my tastes. The 8% ABV is also masked pretty well.

Overall a solid beer but probably will not buy again. Much prefer other competing offerings such as Pliny the Elder and Tricerahops, though Hoptopia is much cheaper. (733 characters)

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice medium gold color with about a half inch of white head that had low retention and sheets of good lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical for the style, hop forward with citrus and pine scents, and no noticeable malt presence. The taste was good, a bit of malt was in the background providing a foundation for the bold hop flavors.

The body was good, solid without being heavy and the beer finished nicely dry. Drinkability was good, a couple went down surprisingly easy.

Overall, this is a very good example of a bold NW take on the style. Worth a bit of effort to try. (615 characters)

Photo of kitty66
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
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. (328 characters)

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Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.