The Pope - Hollister Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brew3crew:
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
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...
11-06-2011 23:05:35 | More by brew3crew
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
05-18-2012 00:33:36 | More by wethorseblanket
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
Good solid IPA. The Pope is nothing outstanding, but it's an admirable addition to the HBC line up.
A - Light hazy gold body with a creamy white head about a finger thick.
S - Pine scented hoppiness.
T - Pine flavor from the hops dominates, but isn't overwhelming. A hint of lemony citrus in the background. Very good.
M - Light. Bubbly.
D - Smooth and easy to drink. The alcohol isn't very noticable.
06-01-2007 01:02:02 | More by JayTheFinn
3.48/5 rDev -8.4%
On Tap at the Brewpub
Notes from visit – 12/27/11
*served in Nonic glass
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.
M: Great creamy texture on this one. Light frothy mouthfeel. Some hop bitterness. Bit of drying to the finish.
D: I would say more of a medium bodied IPA with a really nice creamy texture to it. Very sessionable in that matter.
Some moments of bright hops but a bit lacking in the IBU department.
12-30-2011 00:28:01 | More by Nugganooch
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
Noted as 7% ABV on my visit. Clear deep golden with active carbonation. Lacing on glass sides, head fades but does not vanish due to carbonation.
Aroma of Cascade hops.
Very similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in flavor; hop flavors dominate (piney and a touch of citrus) along with bitterness. Malt flavor submerged to the point of near undetectability. Lingering bitterness with some parching on the tongue on finish.
Tasty, but nothing special. But check it out on cask...
05-27-2008 02:00:57 | More by charlzm
4/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
02-03-2012 04:54:54 | More by womencantsail
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
On tap at Toronado.
A: Dark orange with a finger of white foam.
S: Pronounced bready notes blend with pine and grapefruit rind. The malt carries a moderate sweetness.
T: Bready malt blends with biscuit. Hops impart a smooth moderate bitterness and notes of tangerine, orange, and onions. There's a little alcohol in the finish.
M: Medium body with matching carbonation.
Overall: A solid beer, but not on par with Hippie Kicker.
11-08-2011 01:00:07 | More by HopHead84
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured a deep yellow color with a thin white head. Nose was citrusanf floral notes, big hops like a West Coast IPA always should be. Taste is hps up front with floral notes, citrus all the way through. Well done IPA and the mouthfeel was nice and hoppy. No let down here.
02-10-2009 04:33:26 | More by barleywinefiend
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a glowing orange color with minimal head, presumably just to fill my pint glass. I appreciate it, Hollister. Sticky lacing all the way up makes this a good looking beer. Without much head given in the first place, its hard to give this a perfect score in the appearance department, but I definitely recognize its quality.
Nose is very very citrusy, with an abundance of peppery pine as well.
Taste is very bitter, much more so than I'd expect from a small brewpub unlikely to get TOO extreme. I'm impressed, a lot of hops must have gone into this beer at 3 bucks a pint. Some underlying sweetness reminiscent of citrus, but big piney hops are the star here. Not as well balanced as I would have liked.
Mouthfeel is good. Clean and refreshing, the beers got a nice full body and a velvety finish.
Pretty drinkable; the alcohol is well hidden in the taste, but noticeable in the mouthfeel once it approaches room temperature. Warming.
Overall, a great effort from a relatively new brewpub. Keep stuff like this coming!
05-05-2009 02:58:28 | More by photomike
The Pope from Hollister Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.