Hopitoulas IPA - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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4.83/5 rDev +30.2%
Had a slim keg of this for consumption at my house...
Pours a nice gold color with some haziness and nice sticky lacing on the edges.
The smell is well balanced blends of hops. Nice citrus flavors and a slight touch of piney hops. Nothing overpowering but you get the point its an IPA.
This taste incredibly refreshing and crisp. The citrus hops really shine but do not overpower your mouth. Some IPA's really go crazy but this has some great balance to it. It's got a little bite as you would expect but so relaxed overall.
Overall this is highly drinkable. We had no problem annihilating our slim keg quickly. I was really looking forward to this beers release. It's so simple but so good. I'm not sure what the abv is but i could crush a nice number of pints in a row. Finally I have a go-to IPA in the south. If only this were bottled....
10-14-2009 18:59:04 | More by ShrLSU
4.8/5 rDev +29.4%
Appearance: Pours a rich gold amber color with a white, lacy head. Nice, easy level of carbonation.
Smell: A nice, full (but not overpowering) aroma of hops with hints of citrus, which hints at exactly what's coming once you take a taste.
Taste & Mouthfeel: A solid, strong hop taste leads to a less powerful but still enjoyably crisp taste of bitter citrus, and finishes with a bitter hoppiness with even lighter citrus tones. The carbonation was mild, but enjoyable. The finish was smooth for the bitter taste.
Drinkability: The great mix of flavors with the nice carbonation and mouthfeel make for a very enjoyable drink. This is highly sessionable, although once I started sessioning I found that smaller pours to keep the beer cool in the glass brought out the flavors more than larger pours that began to warm by the bottom of the glass.
If you've tried and tried and just don't like hops, though, this is not for you. Try the NOLA Blonde, which is also excellent.
Hopitoulas is currently draft-only, as are all of NOLA's offerings, so we'll need to see if these beers translate well to bottling eventually. In the meantime, get yourself a pint or two from the tap and enjoy the experience.
10-12-2009 17:39:59 | More by kensuthe
4.63/5 rDev +24.8%
Great brewery. As far as I know this is their seasonal, but I hope they'd make it a year-round product. Very hoppy IPA, which typically the local beer here in New Orleans is not. The Brewery is located on the street of Chopitoulas, if anyone was curious about the name. Beer is Pronounced: Hop-eh-tool-us.
11-26-2009 14:52:43 | More by jbreer1
4.6/5 rDev +24%
A - This ber poured a pale golden color that produced a fluffy white head that had good retention and laced the side of the glass very nicely
S - The aromas produced by this beer had a slight pale malts aroma which was quickly overtaken by mix of citrus and piney hops
T - The taste of this beer is up with the great IPAs, Two Hearted, Masala Mama, and Blind Pig, pale malts with a great mix of orange, grapefruit, and piney hops
M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body with a medium body with a light to moderate amount of carbonation
D - This is another great offering by NOLA, a great crafted beer by a beer master mind, I cannot wait til this beer is in bottles
11-01-2009 22:31:57 | More by cvfish
4.43/5 rDev +19.4%
Pours a medium orange amber color with a 2-finger slightly off-white head that retains nicely throughout and leaves a moderate amount of lacing.
Aroma of piney hops with light citrus notes in the back.
Taste starts off with some fruity notes (pineapple?) and quickly gives way to hints of grapefruit with a sharp taste of pine in the finish.
Meidum body and appropiate carbonation. I was very excited to try this and was not disappointed. This one came off very refreshing and is one of the easiest drinking IPAs I have seen. I definitely plan on drinking as much of this as I can while it's around.
10-11-2009 01:31:35 | More by Vengeance526
4.43/5 rDev +19.4%
Draft at The Avenue Pub in New Orleans February 10, 2009. Pours a light orange/amber with slight haze. Moderate white head with lacing remaining through finish. Citrus and pine aroma - really nice smelling IPA. Very well balanced with malt & hops, with good dry finish of the style. A very good IPA offering - this one is a winner for NOLA - cheers!
02-15-2010 20:23:11 | More by OzarkElmo
4.28/5 rDev +15.4%
Served in a nonic pint glass at The Chimes on Highland in Baton Rouge. The beer appeared copper with a thin white head. There were plentiful visible tiny bubbles in the beer. Plenty of lacing was left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma was malty with earthy hops. The taste followed the nose with those earthy hop flavors and bready and mildly sweet malts. There was some nice hop bitterness in the background that stuck around in the aftertaste. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish clings tot he mouth. This is an excellent beer.
09-15-2012 18:36:34 | More by acevenom
4.25/5 rDev +14.6%
NOLA Hopitoulas has a small head and dark amber/reddish appearance with minimal carbonation. It is pretty clear. Aroma is nutty and fresh. This IPA has a moderate hop character, but is defined by its smoothness. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, I found this one to be outstanding and refreshing.
01-01-2010 13:59:01 | More by RonaldTheriot
Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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