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Hopperbolic - Furthermore Beer

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Hopperbolic
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88
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: klikger on 11-05-2010)
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of klikger
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7.10 update - Hopperbolic is available in bottles now and remains delicious. Regarding the appearance, I had this on tap twice, and it was cloudier the first time. Out of the bottle, it's crystal clear.

On tap at Barriques (Monroe St.)

A - Color is a heterogeneous combo of light amber and orange, with lots of cloudiness. A large white head sticks around for quite awhile and leaves behind excellent lacing.

S - Grapefruit dominates the smell and is joined by floral hops and hints of sweet malt.

T - A bitter citrus blast from the get-go, orange and grapefruit appear early and often. These flavors are shortly joined by a modest amount of honey and then caramel, but the zesty, fruity elements never cede too much ground. The malts hang around to season the finish, but it's the bitter grapefruit and floral hops which steal the show and linger for minutes afterward.

M - Body is solid - medium to slightly heavy, but not enough to negatively impact drinkability, and it's not syrupy in the slightest. The carbonation is spot on.

D - I only planned on having a pint, but this beer is too good to stop at one. Two were a cakewalk, and I wanted more. This is very sessionable.

Overall, I'm really impressed by this beer - not to be hyperbolic (sorry), but this is already in my top 3 Wisconsin IPAs...I'll have to revisit it before I give it the crown, but it's not out of the question. It's also easily my favorite Furthermore beer to date.

Photo of Ek0nomik
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured In: English pint glass
Had on tap at the Malt House

Appearance: The pour was a caramel bronze and amber color. A finger of creamy head sits on top of the glass. The beer is quite clear and slightly effervescent. A few dashes of lace sit above the curve on the glass.

Smell: The nose is quite floral and citric. Some lovely orange peel and grapefruit are standing out, with a bit of sweet malt sitting in there too.

Taste: Sweet caramel and pale malt start off the tasting. There seems to be a bit of spice in here, though I'm not sure what from. Perhaps a certain strain of hop that was used, I can't put my finger on it. More grapefruit shines out along with mango.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, carbonation was spot on.

Drinkability: Wisconsin breweries are making some awesome IPAs right now. This beer destroyed my palate, but it was so worth it. I just saw this in bottles at Barriques, so I have a feeling this will end up in my crate in the future.

Photo of cokes
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, toasted golden-brown- a hair darker than most- with a milk rise of whipped off-white fluff that shows very good rentention and lacing.
Biting floral and grassy aroma, with backing toffee/nutty maltiness, and flourishes of lime peels and glazed doughnuts. The nose promises a relatively balanced IPA.
And the mouth follows through. Doughy, somewhat sweet breadines come first, drying over time towards toast and nuts, with a sprinkle of lingering toffee. Hops bring an intriguing mix of mint leaves and lime zest, along with a solid slap of grassy bitterness.
Medium bodied, tautly structured with a fine, lasting trickle of CO2. It's got a fantastic build. It's one of the few solely WI-hopped beers (thus far) that I honestly would seek out. And the hops here are quirky, but work well with the slightly sturdier malt base. It's best suited as a quaffer, and works great in that regard, apart from it's somewhat elevated price ($10/ 6pack, not a big deal), and general scarcity of the bottled product. I hope this sees a wider distribution next year.

Photo of emmasdad
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this one as an extra from Frankebrew yesterday morning, and thought it would go well with Steelers-Jets this afternoon. Poured a dark golden color, nearly amber, with a finger or so of beige colored foam. Nice hoppy aromas, floral, but also citrus (grapefruit, tangerine). Medium bodied, with prickly hops, which seem to coat the tongue.

Photo of uwmgdman
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison on release night.

Served in a pint glass, the beer is a hazy orange-copper with a thick, clingy white head. The aroma was highly hoppy -- earthy, citrus, and floral, a bit different than your typical IPA, enjoyable. The flavor is highly hoppy as well, citrus but with a pronounced earthy flavor with just a bit of sweet malt in the background. The hop bitterness is medium-high and adds a bit of prick to the tongue, helping to dry the swallow a bit. The carbonation and body are both moderate. Overall a very flavorful, well crafted beer that goes just a bit against grain of the typical IPA offerings out there, which is welcomed and fits the Furthermore style IMO.

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of crossovert
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle.

It pours a nice pale golden orange with a foamy, soapy looking white head that sticks nicely and recedes to some nice lacing.

The smell isn't in-your-face but it is pretty nice. It has a floral bouquet, some herbal notes, and orange citrus. It has a noticeable sweetness in the scent, almost like vanilla icing.

The flavor does have quite a bit of sweetness but also some decent bitterness to counteract it. It isn't a malt bob, but it straddles the line between a hoppy and balanced ipa. In the flavor the hops have some orange and pine, and a medium bitterness. It is really complex though, the malt and hop balance and flvors change from sip to sip.

Overall, not a bad one from Furthermore.

Photo of dirtylou
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, grabbed a sixer at star

appearance: served in a nonic pint, bright clear copper body, heavy white foam with light retention

smell: herbal hops - a touch spicy, citrus zest, leafy green hops

taste: always excited about a new furthermore offering - this one is a nice and hoppy, and shares some of the same peppery traits as knot stock (though not nearly as well integrated). Spicy rye, bitter citrus peel. I like it, but i dont love it, which is dissapointing because i'm as big of a furthermore fanboy as there is

mouthfeel: oily and slick, spicy with a bitter finish

drinkability: pretty good

Photo of Wisconsinality
3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into standard pint.

A- Pours an apple juice brown with just the slightest haze to it. A big two fingers worth of head leaves good lacing on the side of the glass.

S- Big hops, lots of pine and some pear in the there as well. There is a little bit of biscuit and malt in there as well.

T- Bitter hops, mainly of the pine variety. There is a good malt presence and a little bit of cracker as well.

M- Medium to light bodied with ok carbonation and pretty dry on the finish. There is also a pretty good hop bite as well.

D- I could have a few of these but my palate would be done. Big hops but still a good malt presence. Another good beer from Furthermore.

Hopperbolic from Furthermore Beer
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.