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Hippie Kicker - Hollister Brewing Co.

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-06-2011)
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

largadeer, Jul 30, 2013
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3.78/5  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.

wethorseblanket, May 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

loganburgh, Jan 26, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at the Brewpub
Notes from visit – 12/27/11
*served in Nonic glass

A: Hippie Kicker pours a light caramel color with nice clarity and a perfect fat finger of pure white head. Looks awesome in the Nonic.

S: Smells pretty damn danky and floral with bright tropicals and a sweet caramelized hemp seed aroma. Really liking this one.

T: Taste is a nice caramel malt sweet base that starts with aggressive mango and citrus and segways to hemp and pine hop flavors. More to my liking. This is pretty damn good with some intense bittering and reminding me a lot like Pizza Port’s Wipeout. A nice hop charge with bit more of a malt balance to it.

M: Medium bodied to possibly full IPA. Sticky sweet resinous mouthcoat. Lighter and dry in finish.

D: Nice caramel sweet malt base carries a danky hop attack here. Creeper with the nice balance and higher ABV’s.

My favorite of the day and again tasting a lot like Wipeout to me which is a good thing.

Nugganooch, Dec 30, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

drewone, Jun 01, 2013
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3.78/5  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.

womencantsail, Feb 01, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


On tap at Toronado.

A: Burnished yellow with a finger of white froth. Good retention and scattered lacking.

S: Mango, passion fruit, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit, the hops are bright and expressive. Malt is faint and crackery. Really good.

T:  Light sweetness quickly transforms to dry stone fruit and tropical notes, reminiscent of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. Malt imparts faint bread characteristics.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: Another nice IPA from Hollister. Highly drinkable with great hop character.

HopHead84, Nov 08, 2011
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 04, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Hollister brewery, sb, CA

A-yellow body with white head that quickly disapates

S-not much off the nose. Slight hopsbut rreally nothing else there...

T-don't know what it is, muddled hops maybe? Nothing really here

M-medium body and smooth

O-eh, at best

brew3crew, Nov 06, 2011
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Hippie Kicker from Hollister Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.