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The Pope - Hollister Brewing Co.

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The Pope
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very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 6.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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brew3crew

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3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hollister brewery, sb, CA

A-golden body with aa white head that sticks around a decent amount of time

S-pineapple smell. Just straight pineapple

T-slightly hoppy, but mainly pineapplr

M-medium body and smooth

O-this is weird. Don't know why I get much pineapple...

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2011 23:05:35 | More by brew3crew
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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.

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

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

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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.

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A: Pours a hazy looking straw gold color adorned with a two finger bone-white foamy cap and some sticky webs of lace.

S: I found the aroma on this one to be really muted and hard to decipher through a somewhat metallic odor. Light fruity hops and some ale yeast aromas do make their way through eventually.

T: Taste is very light in malts and not as hoppy as I had hoped for the Pope. Still has a nice light bitter quality that is somewhat catty with what I am guessing are Simcoes here. Fruity. Definitely another sessionable IPA but somewhat toned down compared to some of the other offerings.

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The Pope from Hollister Brewing Co.
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