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Hoppy Bitch IPA - Northwest Brewing Company

Hoppy Bitch IPA
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.5%


Brewed by:
Northwest Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beerman207 on 04-17-2011)
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Reviews by Bfarr:
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Bfarr

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hazy orange amber with big off white foamy head and great retention. Light pine and citrus aroma. Moderate hops up front quickly retreating to caramel sweetness but return slightly in the finish. Fairly robust but smooth with a light bite in the end.

There’s not a whole lot of hop flavor in this one, just the bittering. They do seem to increase but not go anywhere. The hop linger is not entirely pleasant wither. Really this is a balanced but ultimately boring IPA. You would think with a name like that you would really pour it on. I guess this one’s trying to sell on name and label alone.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 19:45:29 | More by Bfarr
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DOCRW

Washington

3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-06-2014 01:04:56 | More by DOCRW
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woemad

Washington

3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From Notes

16.oz can with no freshness date. I probably purchased this at Huckleberry's in Spokane but am not sure. According to the can, this was brewed with only Columbus hops.

Poured a golden amber color with a slight chill haze. There was a BIG, creamy beige colored head that left lots of lace. Said head took lots of time dropping.

Big, citrusy hop aroma. Bready malts were detectable but were otherwise shy and retiring.

The flavor was primarily of grapefruit-like hops. There was a surprisingly earthy malt flavor in the background. Bitterness was moderate; enough that you know you are drinking an IPA, but definitely not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel was slightly oily.

This beer seemed like a reasonably flavorful "session IPA." There's a lot of other IPAs in my neck of the woods that deliver the goods just as well or better, so I wouldn't reccomend using herioc measures to locate this beer, but if you see it and are looking for a decent IPA in a can, you cna do worse.

Serving type: can

04-03-2014 01:02:14 | More by woemad
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bsonk

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 16oz. can into a pint glass.

A: Light amber-brown grainy malty color. Big solid foamy white head that lasts for a bit before settling down to a nice lacing.

S: Caramelly malt notes with hops, smells almost like orange peels or other citrusy terpenoids.

T: Nicely sweet and malty with a bitter hop backing. Almost an umami aftertaste, which I could be imagining. Not too complex. What I would think of as a classic IPA profile, more on the piney side of taste than the orange peel/floral side despite the smell.

M: Excellent. Slightly watery but that is complemented by the bubbly head which means it's very drinkable.

O: A good beer with cheesy graphics on the can. I'll have to try more by this brewery.

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 21:10:50 | More by bsonk
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ChugMan

Washington

3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Clear golden with frothy lacing
S - Sort of watery, faint sweet cream and vanilla, sugary frosting
T - Not offensive but not impressive. Aromas are reiterated here, with similar vacant/ wateryness pervading. Slightly sour in a lime sort of way. Better when warmer.
M - Refreshingly bitter, goes down easy, doesn't overstay its welcome. This would be a good thirst quencher on a hot day
O - Certainly not a bad beer, especially for its reasonable price. Pales in comparison to other IPAs out there- most notably Stone's "Enjoy By" series, which is essentially Hoppy Bitch dialed up by 10 notches. Missing many of the wonderful floral and citrus qualities I love in IPAs, this one just falls a bit short of being really worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 03:57:30 | More by ChugMan
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serebeerdrinker

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-23-2014 02:12:14 | More by serebeerdrinker
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beer-me-please

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-28-2014 02:36:33 | More by beer-me-please
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +14%

12-31-2013 17:45:03 | More by IDABEERGUY
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snohojimbo

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +14%

12-14-2013 22:01:16 | More by snohojimbo
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MAUEX_MFA

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +14%

10-16-2013 02:37:36 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -8.8%

09-29-2013 19:06:26 | More by tastymug
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ssteakley

Washington

3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

What is that, a Malty aftertaste? First taste interesting, smells good. Need to buy this just to taste a Hoppy Bitch! This is another one that can grow on you, pretty smooth for sure. Any kinda food should do or just drink several and see if it is one to keep on truckin' with I am pretty sure my Chocolate Lab would like it if he was still barkin!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 03:42:09 | More by ssteakley
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.35/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy golden copper with a medium creamy off-white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet biscuity malts with a little fruity resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with big bitterness from resiny hops that leave a harsh, slightly vegetal, finish in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a little watery.

Overall, too much sweet biscuity malt and not enough hop flavor (but does have good bitterness).

Serving type: can

09-12-2013 23:51:35 | More by Beaver13
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schastain

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

09-09-2013 21:39:36 | More by schastain
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-29-2013 13:25:28 | More by PalatePilot
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-27-2013 19:55:40 | More by BigJYoungblood
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-30-2013 17:18:30 | More by 604growler
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14%

06-12-2013 23:56:41 | More by Ivegotmule
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beertunes

Washington

3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-hazy medium gold color with just under an inch of bright white head that had low retention and average lacing.

The aroma led off with a nice blast of mostly citrusy hops, with a slight pine tone as well, and a very slight malt presence. The flavors were a big citrus hop bomb, not much malt, but the grapefruit on the finish was very bitter and lingered a bit too long for my tastes.

The body was a touch thinner than I prefer, but was pretty typical for the style. Drinkability was pretty good, again depending on how much you like that lingering grapefruit. Overall, a pretty decent beer from a regional brewery that's had it's share of ups and downs over it's life. Worth trying if you see it, and if you like big grapefruit beers, probably worth setting up a trade for.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 19:36:06 | More by beertunes
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KlayWey

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +14%

05-23-2013 13:58:58 | More by KlayWey
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Braz

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-22-2013 03:01:33 | More by Braz
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-17-2013 04:10:28 | More by LXIXME
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -24%

05-08-2013 03:09:28 | More by leftoverburrito
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-21-2013 08:02:55 | More by harrymel
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +14%

04-15-2013 01:28:49 | More by MacStinson
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Hoppy Bitch IPA from Northwest Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.