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Hoppy Hour IPA - Mash House Restaurant & Brewery, The

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Hoppy Hour IPAHoppy Hour IPA

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very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mash House Restaurant & Brewery, The visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 04-07-2003

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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 97
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3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at The Mash House and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, copper-bronze coloring with a white, filmy head. Nose of tangy hops, subtle caramel, and roasted notes. Flavors are resinous forward, with a blend of pine tassel, grapefruit sweetness, orange rind, pepper, and caramel. Tasty. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a great lacing left behind on the glass. The aftertaste is bitter and resinous, with a smooth, dry finish. Tasty brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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1.13/5  rDev -71.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is by far the worst beer I have ever tasted. It was so bitter it would make you shudder. Does it stink? Urrgh. I tried it about 6 years ago and I will never forget its awfulness. Those of you who said you must have gotten a bad bottle, well I got 6 of them. I'm kind of thinking Mash House intended for Hoppy Hour to taste like that. Even now, I wish I had my money back. I gave it to two of my friends and they couldn't drink it. These are two guys who can drink Schafer without thinking twice about it.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA shows a clear golden amber color with a nice white head and solid lacing. The aroma is light citrus grass and mild caramel. Nothing too strong or unusual but pleasant enough to suggest some hops and good IPA to come. The flavor follows suit with a very pleasant blend of caramel malt and grassy hops. Nothing complex or highly memorable, but very solid and easily recommnedable. This stuff is medium bodied with mild carbonation that provides an easy flowing feel. Not bad at all and a pleasant surprise.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tribeca Tavern in Raleigh

A - dark, cloudy orangish amber with a soft, white head that has great retention

S - citrusy, grapefruit

T - light bready malt, light toastiness, grapefruit, spicy, herbal, floral, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, crisp, a little heavily carbonated

This is a decent IPA. It has a nice, solid hop character and it's easy to drink. It's worth checking out.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chased my Mash House Hefeweizen with this beer. Another good choice. Pours a clear light amber color with a better than average size frothy white head. Good lacing and head retention.

Somewhat hoppy aroma promises a good flavor. The aroma is a bit subdued but still lets you know there is hoppy goodness ahead.

Solid IPA flavor. Piney and citrus hops, emphasis on the piney. Good bitterness. Enough malt to balance things out for a hophead.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. Nothing watery, no nasty aftertastes. Bitterness is just right.

Overall a good IPA. Nice flavor and not that high in octane.

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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brew pub, in a shaker glass.

Appears a dark copper color with orange highlights, thin white head. Minimal white head. Piney and citrus hop aroma.

Taste does have a crisp hop bite, but good balance. Medium body, medium to high carbonation.

Overall a pretty good IPA.

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4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Currently on tap at home. Pours a nice copper, orange color and a hazy appearance. Smell is a nice piney/citrus aroma, what you would expect from the style. Taste is a nice hoppy flavor but not overwhelming bitter, so some hopheads may not appreciate. I however, am really enjoying this one on tap. I guess since I am having one about everynight, I enjoy this IPA because it is not overly hoppy.

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3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Based on the fact that the Mash House is a relatively small brew-pub-scale brewery, combined with the odd case that there are only a handful of IPAs made in North Carolina that are even respectable, my expectations for this one were moderate at best. It makes a good first impression, though, with a cloudy amber/copper color, and a thin but sticky head. The aroma is a potent combination of pine and earth that isn't going to blow anyone away, but it continues to exceed my expectations. The flavor likewise impresses, with an earthy hop character throughout that is bitingly bitter. It's not wonderful or exciting, but it is at least as good as many average IPAs. A tingly carbonation cuts through the dense, unctuous texture. Overall, I wouldn't call this one a great IPA, but it does a lot right and easily clears the admittedly low bar I had set for it.

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Apperance: hazy orange with a one finger head. Some moderate lacing develops during the session.

Smell: floral hop bitterness and some softer citrus tones are easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, floral bitterness, mild grapefruit, and some red apple and pear sweetness. The bitterness is a bit mild so don't expect a big IPA here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, lightly crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Pretty short aftertaste for the style.

Drinkability: this one is very easy to consume and is one of the better beers here.

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another venture at the brewpub in Fayetteville, NC. This was my absolute favorite brew, and the last one I tried, because I couldn't break myself from it!

A - Coppery orange, hazy, almost like a fruit smoothie, very enticing.

S - Lots of fruit smells, and hops as well, but nothing magnificent.

T - Near-perfect blend of hops, spice, and citrus, every sip was refreshing. Had the bitterness been a bit more powerful, I would've given it a 5.

M - Medium body, not the best for this category, but certainly not lacking.

D - This was my choice drink for the remainder of the evening, and I look forward to experiencing it again.

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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden with a good frothy head. Light graininess in the aroma, followed by some fairly restrained floral hops. The flavor shows nice balance with fairly bitter grapefruity hops and some light malt on the finish rounding out the flavors. Pleasant and refreshing mouthfeel, not grainy or sweet and medium bodied make this a nice sessionable ipa. Nice job.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazed amber with a thick, creamy head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell is citric, piney and resiny. Cascade hops come way through.

The taste is hoppy - piney, resiny, and citric (grapefruit). Some malt is there - enough to hold the hops together and give it enough body. Certainly "West Coast" interpretation, though made on the East Coast.

Full-bodied, with a spicy hop kick.

Some might say "over-the-top", "hop-heads" would say "bring it on"..Fairly modest alcohol for style and nice, tasty hop profile makes this one quite drinkable.

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for sharing this hoppy delight!

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Hoppy Hour IPA from Mash House Restaurant & Brewery, The
89 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.