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

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at Jacque Imo's in New Orleans.

Golden color with off-white head that lingers pretty well.

Smell is malty with citrus hop pungency. Musty smell.

Taste is caramel, malt, and mild hoppy citrus. Grapefruit and orange presence. Good.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall this is good and definitely worth a try.

TrappistJohnMD, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ldhughes3, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

kingmaker, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of phishbone23
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of KatyC
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

KatyC, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bulbman for sending this one up north to me. The beer poured out as a really nice copper color. The head comes and goes within a few minutes. There is a light amount of lacing. and not much retention. The smell of the beer has some subtle pine and citrus notes along with a malt sweetness. The taste of the beer has more pine and a dry malt finish to it. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied with a decent carbonation. Overall it's a pretty good beer. Not the best IPA I've had but it was nice to try.

Knapp85, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of mattafett
4/5  rDev +7.5%

mattafett, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of wo87810
4/5  rDev +7.5%

wo87810, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

tobelerone, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this one while out sightseeing in New Orleans! Served from tap into a nonic. Poured golden yellow with a two finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, fruit hop, earth, earth hop, and subtle spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, spice, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This beer really had a lot of potential to be great if the earthiness would have been toned back some. The fruit aspect going on here was quite enjoyable, but the earthiness just cut right into this and stopped it in its tracks. Really a shame if I am honest. Worth trying at least once to judge for yourself.

thagr81us, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Flashyspoons
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Flashyspoons, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of lcdawg
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

lcdawg, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

mhaugo, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of thood6
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

thood6, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of zbkai189
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a soapy whitish head that recedes quickly. Brew is medium copper colored with moderate carbonation.

S - Strong grapefruit. Some pine. Some alcohol.

T - Grapefruit hits you first and stays awhile. Good bitterness.

M - Tingly and a little bubbly for my taste.

O - Decent. My first experience with NOLA Brewing Co. Will try a different brew next time, though.

zbkai189, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of MoonpieCCSD
4/5  rDev +7.5%

MoonpieCCSD, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of mbs11
4/5  rDev +7.5%

mbs11, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +7.5%

ssimpson89, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 2/8/13. Poured from a can into a snifter. Off-white head. Moderate retention. Clear, sticky lacing. Aroma is very nice, hoppy pine and grassy goodness dominates. Taste is slightly sweet but very nicely bittered with grapefruity goodness. Packing a nice hop punch, this can delivers.

KickbacksSteve, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sd123, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Onemic
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Onemic, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Kahlerbock, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of ortie
3/5  rDev -19.4%

ortie, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass from a 16 oz can. Tallboy 4-packs are $8.99 in New Orleans. NOLA began canning this about two months ago. Something incomprehensible printed on the bottom of the can; if it's a date, it's worthless.

A: Less copper depth that with the usual IPA. Thin head that fades fast. Very little lacing.

S: Slight bubblegum sweetness and a whiff of citrus. Not huge, but nice.

T: Uncomplex, easy-drinking IPA. It's strongly bitter, dominated by grapefruit pith. Kind of a palate wrecker.

M: Lighter than some. Nice carbonation.

O: This is the most variable beer I've experienced, both on draft and in cans. A can from about a month back was gorgeous, had me buzzing that Hopitoulas stood up with the big guys. But this 4-pack has been unspectacular, but solid.

ZethOfTheNorth, Nov 18, 2012
Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
84 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.