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

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Hopitoulas IPAHopitoulas IPA

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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Vengeance526 on 10-11-2009)
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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -73%

08-19-2012 00:58:56 | More by jmbraxton
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Wayne17

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.1%

06-07-2014 15:10:26 | More by Wayne17
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pjwin

Louisiana

2.03/5  rDev -45.3%

Flavor was very watery with no malty, sweet taste.

I hope that I got a bad batch or my growler messed with it. It tasted like it went flat right from the get-go.

Heard it was good straight from the tank though and forced carbed with CO2.

I just wasn't impressed by this beer, but it has a great name.

01-04-2010 21:45:17 | More by pjwin
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logicalparadox

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

05-19-2014 00:11:09 | More by logicalparadox
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charlzm

California

2.28/5  rDev -38.5%

Poured at Jackson Brewery, New Orleans, LA into a red plastic Solo cup on May 11th, 2012. Consumed as I walked around the French Quarter.

Beer is a medium yellow with a fine, foamy, one finger, off white head.

Aroma is soapy, sort of like Samuel Adams Boston Lager sometimes smells. No hop aroma.

Flavor is strange; minty and soapy notes up front, some thin bitterness on the finish.

Overly astringent but well-carbonated, at least.

Yuck. Stay away from this one. I poured about half of it down a storm drain on Decatur Street.

06-21-2012 04:31:54 | More by charlzm
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

04-05-2013 23:15:18 | More by GRG1313
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

04-21-2013 17:13:07 | More by BlueMoon10
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JOTAS

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

07-17-2013 06:16:33 | More by JOTAS
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gwdavis

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

02-24-2013 00:11:57 | More by gwdavis
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mjc3151

Illinois

2.86/5  rDev -22.9%

A - Large amount of head. Very clear, you can see the bubble moving upward through the beer.

S - smells of hop bitterness

T - I mainly get lots of bitterness. A little bit of hop flavor, but mainly just hop bitterness. A little too bitter for me.

M - creamy mouthfeel partly due to the head, medium carbonation

O - too bitter, not enough of a balance of taste to warrant a repurchase.

04-28-2013 19:22:32 | More by mjc3151
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One2Remeber

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -22.4%

A: Brightly clear, vibrant light reddish orange body. Frothy, big bubbly, dirty white head.

S: Light caramel sweetness, orange/citrus hops are muted at best (no BoD). Distinct mineral/metal smell.

T: Rich caramel malt sweetness, hints of grainy bread, followed by a mineral, watery taste. Big metallic finish that lingers.

M: Medium-full body. Heavy bitterness, hops linger and CO2 bites.

O: Received from a friend that visited NO. Have to assume this can is old as hops are present but weak. Would try again but this attempt failed.

05-10-2013 02:51:10 | More by One2Remeber
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-13-2013 02:41:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-12-2014 23:37:31 | More by leaversuch
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srletend

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-16-2014 18:04:54 | More by srletend
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-28-2013 14:06:01 | More by smartassboiler
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Reaper16

Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.1%

served on-tap @ Wilhagan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a pretty typical orange-blonde color, with slightly less than one full finger of off-white head. In other words, this looks like your average IPA. No real haze to speak of, but the clarity of the body doesn't yield anything interesting. Lazy carbonation.

The aroma is also pretty average. Grass, pinecones, oranges, grapefruit. Hopitoulas doesn't achieve anything out of the ordinary, or especially well-executed. It delivers basic hop aromas in a basic way. There's some malt here too, but it's an afterthought.

The malt, as if it were mad at me for thinking it an afterthought as I smelled the beer, shows up more strongly on the palate. Caramel & biscuit malts make for a beer with an odd tang to it when tasted in combination with the [basic] hop profile. The one bit of excitement here is the flavor of cherry that shows up on the midpalate. It tastes out-of-place, but at least it breaks up the monotony a bit. There is nothing wrong with this IPA, but it doesn't excite me in any way. I've brewed better IPAs, which is not a great sign. I could justify scoring this a 2.5, but the level of hops is high enough that the beer can satisfy a hop craving in a pinch. It's just not going to be very flashy or substantial while doing so.

The mouthfeel is very much in the realm of medium-bodied. It's a bit sweet overall (with the hops masking that with bitterness, of course). Overall, this is an average IPA. I don't have a lot to say about it that's bad. It's competent, but not in any way remarkable.

04-05-2012 04:21:32 | More by Reaper16
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plumlmr

Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-25-2012 15:56:21 | More by plumlmr
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-06-2014 06:38:56 | More by KevMo84
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Canti4341

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-17-2013 21:39:03 | More by Canti4341
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-07-2013 01:13:19 | More by Cdunk11
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-15-2014 05:36:03 | More by mattmarka1
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-02-2014 22:45:55 | More by StArnoldFan
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-25-2014 00:15:42 | More by leftoverburrito
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Flashyspoons

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-31-2012 01:46:18 | More by Flashyspoons
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JHendu

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-04-2014 19:21:04 | More by JHendu
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Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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