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Hoppy Bitch IPA - Northwest Brewing Company

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northwest Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beerman207 on 04-17-2011

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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 32
Reviews by ssteakley:
Photo of ssteakley
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.39/5  rDev -29.1%
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).

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.56/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good orange appearance, 1" head, egg shell white, we're all good here. Aroma, lacked hops, we're not all good here, just bitter with no floral or hop quality.

Taste, damn, still no hops, just a grating bitterness. So tired of this! Strong carbonation just makes the bitterness prickly, doesn't bring about anything worthwhile. Bitterness overwhelms any semblance of being able to taste anything else, much less the malt profile, geee is there any caramel? I dunno, all I taste is high alpha acid long hop boil.

You know how when something is so spicy, it overtakes the flavor profile? Well, that's how this is, but replace bitter for spicy.

Not recommended unless you just like one trick ponies.

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of distantmantra
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Trade Route taproom. Poured into a straight pint glass. July 27th, 2011.

A: The beer poured an copper/orange color with a big 2-inch head of foam. Honestly, this may have been the result of the bartender messing up the pour... who knows. There was very minimal lacing, which surprised me for a 6.3% IPA.

S: Hoppy Bitch has a unique smell for an IPA. The beer gave off a very sweet aroma of herbs and honey, with some hops and orange peel hanging around in the back.

T: Very weak hop profile in this beer, even when fresh. The sweetness I noticed in the smell translated over to the taste, with something reminiscent of sweet corn and malt with some faint citrus hops lingering at the end.

M: Average carbonation with a small amount of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. Slightly sticky mouth feel.

O: My overall feeling is that this is a strange IPA. It's really easy to drink, but the prominent sweet corn flavor is off-putting.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Hoppy Bitch leaves a bitter tast ein one's mouth....just like a real bitch would. The beer pours a clear orange with thin white head that laced. The smell subtle bitter citrus, with floral notes and hints of pepper. The mouthfeel is a medium body with mild carbonation. Overall it is a neat beer to try....can see how Columbus hops accent a beer.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma starts with bright mango and pineapple, but quickly turns to a dull dank smell. The change is abrupt.
The taste has a solid and bold bitterness all the way through. The malt attempts to balance it but the hops dominate.
The texture is crisp with a thicker body.
It's enjoyable. Lots of big hops.

Photo of scootpolute
2.53/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

P: 1 pint, 6 ozs poured into a tulip glass...Brown Bomber bottle with a fun label, devil-like writing above flames...

A: Clear brassy hue…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Yuck! A hint of hops, followed by a huge spice kick that turns into a spicy/soap combo...weird!!

M - OK carbonation... There is 'NO' balance in this beer... The hop/limited fruit/and spice combos just don't work...

O - This one is NOT great... I think this beer's name and label are the only worth-while qualities...other than that,nothing really positive to say about the beer...bummer!! Chasin' Cheers :~)

Photo of DOCRW
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to 67couple for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sugar, caramel, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, cream, wood, subtle sugar, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. With this one being an IPA by the bottle I was expecting a lot more of a hop presence to be here. Unfortunately that was not the case, but there was still quite a bit going on which was nice. If the hop profiles would have carried over a little bit more this would have been an excellent brew. Definitely worth taking the time to try though.

Photo of serebeerdrinker
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaredGolia
3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grizzbar
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chilly_E
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sapphyy
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of smakawhat
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice looking beer on the pour, caramel red crystal clear body, with some slow rising carbonation. Head is off white and light tan, fluffy and four fingers large. Big retention and clumping action. Aggressive and impressive looking.

Nose is a faint sugar malt, and then a somewhat soapy hop accent. A bit of dry bitterness hop side. Hints of peppermint and candy. Pretty good, but kind of small.

Taste hits with a light body, and a faint malt action on the palate. Hop angle gets a tad medicinal and chalky aspirin quality. Some very tight carbonation that luckily doesn't disturb the palate. A bit jarring citrus oil also with lots of acidic quality on the finish.

Overall it's not really grabbing me, and sort of pulls me in the wrong direction, but it is drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Zorro
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber colored ale with a tall yellowish-white colored head.

Smells hoppy and herbal with a strong pine sap scent. Mildly sweet smelling with a distinct honey aroma. Some tea aroma.

Starts out semi-dry with a wheat cracker malt taste. Mild bitterness really closer to a pale ale really. The taste is mostly pine board, it get drier as you drink it.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a basic IPA that is decidedly on the mild side. This is a good example to start a new beer geek out with.

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Hoppy Bitch IPA from Northwest Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.