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The Pope - Hollister Brewing Co.

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86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JayTheFinn on 06-01-2007)
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Type: Draft
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: Hollister Brewing Company in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $3.25
Purchased: July 5, 2013
Consumed: July 5, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey amber clear color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head when I got it. That head wore off quickly. Pretty good lacing along the sides. Average retention on the way down.

Smelled tons of hops. Got lime, pine, citrus, caramel and floral, all in a clean, light whiff.

Initial taste reminded me of a Manzanita IPA. Caramel, lime, pine, floral hops and citrus hops.

Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

This beer wasn’t as quite as good as I remember it from December, but I was sick then. But overall it is an OK IPA.

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A: Pours a clear golden with 1/2 inch white head leaving stringy lace.

N: Tons of tropical and citrus notes (pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit). Nearly perfect.

T: Citrusy fruits, some malty grains, piney evergreen needles.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slightly bitter and semi-dry finish.

O: Very good balance. Slightly lower ABV than the Hippie Kicker which was more malt forward. If you are looking for a solid IPA, this is it.

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Served on tap at Hollister Brewing Co.

A - Nice golden color with a cream color head. Head hangs around for a couple of minutes and then melts away. Weak lacing.

S - Very pine-y and citrusy. Alcohol notes are subtle, but present.

T - The pine carries strongly into the taste. However, the taste has some soapiness to it that I didn't care for. Hoppiness is surprisingly lacking.

M - Moderate mouth feel with light carbonation. Medium body.

O - Overall, this is not as strong as the Hippy Kicker or the Bowling and Beyond DIPA. I probably wouldn't order it again if the aforementioned options were available to me. It isn't terrible, just not remarkable in any way, as well as being a little light in the hop department for my taste.

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On-tap at Hollister Brewing

Pours golden orange in color with a finger of white head. There is plenty of fresh hop character to this. Lots of grapefruit peel and sweet tangerine, tons of pine aroma, too. Just a hint of grass and floral hops. A sharp grapefruit flavor with a mild sweetness of tangerine and orange. The pine gives a nice bitterness. Mild malt sweetness in the background.

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The Pope from Hollister Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.