Hop Dam Triple IPA - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by bobhits:
3.88/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
These guys just keep making beers just good enough for me to drop what seems like a good 30-40% too much on them. This one is no exception.
I can't comment on head or lacing due to the glasses being filled to the brim and severed to me. The color is a deep and dirty orange with hints of rust and ruby. I had the first pour and the glass is just littered with yeast, the second pour was nearly a half oz finish of solid yeast. If unfiltered is your thing there are few if any better. If it isn't well you might have to blind fold yourself for this one.
Aromas of caramel, toast, grape fruit and onion are over powering and unmistakable. If you're into dank smelling IPAs well, we've got ourselves a contender.
Much like the aroma the taste is intense rich hops giving off grape fruit, pine, and yes some onion. The malt is intense as the hops with caramel and toast making huge assertive statements. The yeast has the final say give off some nutty and even some earthy vegetable like notes.
My glass lasted me easily a good hour plus, the beer sips well and improves as it warms. This is a big beer that only hints at carbonation. The 10% seems like an error as this one tastes far bigger. The alcohol heat is actual a favorable element that makes this turn into the sipper it needs to be.
At 17.49 a bottle I just can't see myself buying it again. Yes, dreadnaught is damn near impossible to get, hopslam is seasonal, and this beers big brother Devil Dancer is also just seasonal. Still, I don't see myself gladly dropping that kind of money on this beer in the future. It ultimate comes off as a slightly weaker and perhaps more citrus less dank version of Devil Dancer. This is a beer to try for any IPA love, make no mistake about that, but I don't see there being a lot of repeat buyers given the price. Additionally the bottle split two ways was plenty of for two people so buyer beware if you're thinking about doing a bomber alone.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 02:26:18 | More by bobhits
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2.26/5 rDev -42.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
On tap at Hops and Pie. Dark orange, minimal head. Overwhelming aroma of paws an cheese, sort of foot like, Summit hops? Flavor was more Parmesan, extremely bitter and very unpleasant to say the least. I feel sorry for anyone who dropped $18 on this, it sucks.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2014 02:15:38 | More by ArrogantB
Hop Dam Triple IPA from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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