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Count Hopula - SanTan Brewing Co.

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87
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lucklys on 10-25-2010

On September 15, SanTan Brewing Company bears its fangs with the spooky spectacular, Count Hopula Blood Red I.P.A. brew. Boasting a rich ruby red color with 99 IBU’s and intense Simcoe hop bitterness balanced with an eternal Roasted malt, Count Hopula Blood Red IPA will bite Virgin Craft Beer drinkers and turn them into Undead Hopheads!

99 IBU
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Photo of GregJ
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a amber red. Smells of sweet malts, rye, earthy/grass hops. Tastes of sweet malts, rye, some pine, grassy. Medium body and med/light carbonation. Pine resin and sweet malts left on the palate.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad malty brew with just enough hoppy bite. The color is actually a rather nice red-brown. Even a decent cap of foam in the tall Belgian glass.

Sweet from start to finish, but the hops are bitter, woody, and tangy, all in a nice way. Quite a decent brew. Modest floral and resiny aroma.

Jeez, I should have been reviewing this instead of sipping and reading Christmas letters. I am feeling woozy...

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and candied fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, citrus zest, and pineapple juice 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 and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid candied fruit and citrus forward hop aspects all around.

Serving type: can.

Photo of ronniebruner
1.72/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Beer starts off decently with a nice looking reddish copper color. Its all downhill from there as the beer is overhopped beyond enjoyable. The trend these days is to make beer so hoppy that it tastes like grass, bbut htis is just rancid and terrible. Undrinkable. Says its from the Vault series, but they should keep it in the vault. Steer clear.

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.01/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BeckySherman
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of calcutron
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Auraan
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a deep reddish brown with a one finger red tinted off-white head. Very interesting look, quite different from a lot of other DIPAs and even red ales I've had, it looks quite nice. Scents of grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, pine and wet grass with hints of tropical fruit and faint notes of brown sugar. A typical DIPA aroma, nothing to out of the ordinary, but nothing wrong either. It's pleasant. Taste begins with bitter citrus pith, grapefruit pith, and pine resin, adding some flavors of grapefruit juice and hints of roasted malt in the middle and finishing bitter, with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Other than the hints of roasted malt the flavor is typical for a West Coast DIPA, but the roasted notes do contribute a bit of depth to an otherwise standard flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and an oily/slick mouthfeel. True to style, easy to drink, nothing off about it. Overall this is a good DIPA. It's standard to be sure, and doesn't do a whole lot to stand out other than adding some roasted malt, but that's enough to make it worth trying. There are better DIPAs out there, but this one isn't bad.

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Count Hopula from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.