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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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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | 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:
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(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 04-07-2003)
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

mhaugo, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Ian504, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Bluescooter, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

GarthDanielson, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Kappakoosh, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

BillRoth, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

harpus, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

BGsWo22, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of StinkyMcDoodooBalls
1.11/5  rDev -72.3%
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.

StinkyMcDoodooBalls, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

BigGingDrinker, May 01, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Durge, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

tdm168, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

DaveONan, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of JayQue
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

JayQue, Jun 17, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

jmdrpi, May 22, 2011
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4.43/5  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.

callisbeers, Jan 20, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

devilben02, Jun 23, 2010
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4.05/5  rDev +1%
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.

Gavage, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of PhageLab
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

PhageLab, Sep 28, 2007
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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Georgiabeer, Jun 27, 2007
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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

jwc215, May 04, 2007
Photo of Braudog
2.55/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Draft pint(s) at the brewpub; Copper and still and absolutely headless; the nose is just a tease of northwestern hops, but the flavor is intensely hoppy (cascade?), metallic and puckering. Not enough of a backbone to it, a bit light bodied and not enough malt foundation. (#2806, 4/21/2007)

Braudog, Apr 24, 2007
Photo of Brewfan
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade a while back, but I forget from who. FINALLY getting around to trying it.

Poured into a Abita Turbodog pint glass.

3 finger white head with very good retention. Thick and sea-foamy. Eventually fades into a hardy lace which encircles the glass. A good portion of the head stays throughout the entire beer.

Fruity nose. Very citrusy. Oranges and grapefruit. Piney. Nice and hoppy. Nothing too spectacular, but a nice and solid for an IPA.

First sip - tart and citrusy. Very fresh-squeezed Florida to me. Nice hop character, dry. Very crisp. This is how I like my IPA's.

Meduim mouthfeel. Gets a little thicker towards the end, but is very drinkable. Good carbonation.

All in all, a solid IPA. One I would definitely revisit given the opportunity.

Brewfan, Mar 04, 2007
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Hoppy Hour IPA from Mash House Restaurant & Brewery, The
89 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.