Hoptopia - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +15.9%
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.
08-31-2011 22:44:15 | More by barleywinefiend
3.83/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
08-29-2011 07:13:49 | More by nsabo
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
08-09-2011 04:46:53 | More by captainwerd
4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
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
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
12-15-2010 23:34:30 | More by beertunes
4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
11-14-2010 16:41:35 | More by kitty66
Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.