Atwater Hop-A-Peel - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
2.94/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Appearance: a darkish orange color. good clarity and a small tannish head that doesn't stick around
Smell: very fruity and pleasant. good rounded hop presence
Taste: starts off slightly like the nose but quickly turns south. all i can taste less than half way through is dull hops. no fruit no anything except a hop bite.
Mouthfeel: extremely biting. which i wouldn't mind had it had some flavor to it. very hard to finish a whole one
Overall: the smell is almost wonderful the taste is almost on the opposite side of the spectrum
Serving type: on-tap
09-21-2013 19:06:36 | More by SportsandJorts
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed at Beef O'Brady's in Newburgh, IN.
Poured into Bell's pint glass a cloudy amber. Thick ornate lace.
Smell delicious tropical hops. Delicious!
Taste is actually very malty, with touch of light citrus hops. The orange peel is subtle and doesnt make itself known. Like the regular Atwater ipa, this one is more in line with a pale ale.
Not altogether awful, but this one promised more than it delivered. Not one I'd pursue again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 14:45:38 | More by secondtooth
3.31/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Rather dark for a DIPA. One must expect toasty malts. The head is fluffy and beige in color.
Immediately pick up notes of orange peel, pine, grapefruit, and sticky toasted malt. Not as sweet as i had anticipated. A little bit of bitter leafiness in here, too. Mildly astringent.
Very toasty with a strong citric zest note and coated with pine. Pithy grapefruit, musky notes, and oily hop with stand-pat bitterness from a long hop boil. More astringent now. Loaded up without finesse.
No real art to hiding strong ale potency. Only 8%, but gets a drinkability level of 'difficult'. Body has good chew, though.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 04:53:27 | More by thecheapies
1.86/5 rDev -44%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Pours a semi-clear chestnut color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade and a creamy texture. Retention is pretty good, too. A nice ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: The general aroma is, simply put, muddled. I'm getting some nondescript grapefruit hops, a general 'bitter' note, and a lot of caramel malts. I'm having a metric fuckton of trouble finding the orange peel. Aromatically, it's not timid - just way too undefined and messy. It also smells like the kind of IPA I won't like.
T: Wow, that's bitter. The bitterness is upfront and relentless - 'course, I like upfront, relentless bitterness, just so long as the hops bring a nice flavor. Which they don't. Malts take over past the midpoint, bringing generic, undefined sweetness. Some bitterness lingers into the finish - that's good, I guess. No, wait, that's not good. Unlike the nose, if I concentrate, I can find some mild orange peel notes. This is one of those brews that it's hard for me to explain why it's so lacking. It's just so muddled, undefined, and incoherent that I can't enjoy this at all.
M: This feels quite heavy on the palate, with a lot of lingering sweetness. Drinkability isn't good. Carbonation is low - which makes this quite syrupy. A chore to get down, plain and simple.
O: I've heard quite a few 'not good' things about Atwater - now that they're in MD, I had no choice but to try them out. Welp, let's just say I should have heeded the warnings. This doesn't actively taste HORRIBLE, to be fair - it's just so messy and undefined that I still dislike it strongly. A rare dump from yours truly. The beer I had before it (Bloodline from Flying Dog) looks like a masterpiece in comparison.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 19:01:23 | More by ThisWangsChung
Atwater Hop-A-Peel from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.