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Hopitoulas IPA - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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Hopitoulas IPAHopitoulas IPA

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very good

74 Reviews
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Reviews: 74
Hads: 362
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 27.85%
Wants: 17
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Vengeance526 on 10-11-2009

This 6.0% ABV ale is a West Coast style India Pale Ale that combines 6 malts and 6 hops with additional dry hopping for three weeks. It takes about a month and a half to make each batch and we think it is worth the wait. Hints of pine and citrus with a powerful, yet balanced hoppy flavor, Hopitoulas packs a punch that you won’t forget.
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Reviews: 74 | Hads: 362
Reviews by jizdepski:
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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

has an attractive golden copper appearance and a nice white collar. not much retention, but good lacing. smells of mainly piney hops, with some lemon rind-like citrus, and a light roasted smell. tastes quite hoppy up front, piney bitter hops with some floral, and more malty in the middle than expected. malts are definitely roasty giving it an interesting quality for an ipa. hops again for a crisp bitter finish. not a complete hop bomb, but still very good for an american ipa. has a medium mouthfeel, with a hop-complementing carbonation bite. drinkability is fine. definitely recommended for anyone who likes american ipas.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zakk
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Tiernan
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sabitu
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at Avenue pub

Appearance: 1/ inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine and floral hops

Taste: big dose of pine hops with some caramel taste to smooth things out

Mouthfeel: light bodied, sweet start with a bitter middle and a finish, moderate carbonation

Overall: A good piney and hoppy IPA. A beer that I could have several of and enjoy. Nothing mind blowing but a solid beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler filled at the Avenue Pub. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has a nice amount of bread and toffee, with some strong pine notes added in. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. I get quite a bit of pine and orange citrus, with some grass also thrown in. The bready malt keeps the bitterness fairly low and allows the hop flavor to shine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deebo
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Again on tap at huck Finns. A pint for a buck-I'm in!

A-burnt orange in color and cloudy with a short but sturdy head-decent lacing

S-hops hit me first-grassy floral and slightly earthy carried with a nice whiff of caramel malt

T- very similar to the nose. You get whiffs of hops with plenty of toasty sweet malt that finishes distinctively grassy and slightly bitter

M-nice mouthfeel. Good malt backbone for a 6% beer. Moderate carbonation carries the hops in nicely

O-A solid ipa. I like the body. The hops are a bit on the grassy side but this a solid IPA

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jmbraxton
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of wo87810
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RDW
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of lcdawg
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tetu
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of secondtooth
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Semi-cloudy amber, with some slight sediment. Maybe an older can? Big, thick head of bone-white carbonation, and a solid tree-line of lace.

Aroma: Subtle floral and pine hops. Not bad.

Flavor: Tangy, bitter, acidic hops. Very spiky and incisive on the palate, with more pine and bitter citrus grapefruit hops dominating the malt backbone.

Not a bad IPA, just not a great one.

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Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark amber pour with a crème colored foam that is high and clingy. Minimal lacing, and slight carbonation.

S - Some bready yeast notes, an earthy hop aroma, and some lemongrass hit the nose. This smells like a rustic IPA.

T - Some citrus notes in the initial sip. There is some mild malt flavors before the finish. The tongue gets hit with a raspy bitterness that compliments this beer.

M - Easy drinking IPA. This is preferred for someone who likes an earthy feel to the style.

O - First try from NOLA and this is a brewery I'd look to try again. A solid offering with a distinctive twist.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few pints around New Orleans, easily one of the best beers in town. I loved the contrast of fruity, floral hops up front, with a rich, deep grapefruit and pine finish. Mixed in for balance was a healthy share of bready, toffee malt to balance out the bitterness. Overall, a damned tasty IPA.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.