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Hippie Kicker - Hollister Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-06-2011

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 10
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4.17/5  rDev +9.2%

On tap several times. This is good stuff and who doesn't want to kick a hippie.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Best IPA in Santa Barbara County!

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Hollister Brewing Company in Goleta, CA.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amberish orange with a thin (1/8th inch) white head leaving rings of lace as the level drops in the glass.

N: Big citrus fruit punch up front with some pine notes.

T: Grapefruit and citrus hops combine with a malty sweetness followed by a resiny pine umph.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sticky and resiny. Bitter and fully drying finish.

O: Balance leans towards the malt. Slighty higher ABV than the Pope makes this one a finisher. Glad to have finally tried this.

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4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful golden color. The head is a creamy white, however, it does dissipate rather quickly

S - Has a strong piney, hoppy smell with a very subtly cirtus, perhaps lemon, grapefruit. It reminds me of the smell of Arrogant Bastard.

T - Very delicious. Strong hop character and presence, however, it isn't overwhelming. Very much to style.

M - A good balance, not too carbonated, yet bold. It is on the heavier side.

O - I really enjoyed this beer, and I plan to purchase a growler in the very near future. The brewer was undoubtedly inspired by Stone DIPAs as this beer is made in the image of such beers. I would highly recommend this beer. My only complaint is the head was slightly lackluster. It dissipated too rapidly and there was almost no lacing. The serving temperature was perfect, indicating the brewery and servers are on top of their beer know-how!

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hollister Brewing

The beer is a clear orange color with white foam. Definitely some citrus aroma to it, particularly grapefruit aromas. There's a little bit of pine and maybe some bread, too. The flavor is nicely balanced (and that isn't a pejorative). Good grapefruit and pine with a soft sweetness of bread and caramel. Moderately bitter, too.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Hippie Kicker from Hollister Brewing Co.
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