1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Hopitoulas IPAHopitoulas IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 277
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 12
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 277 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Dooleymon
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of gwdavis
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of squidrobot
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of phishbone23
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of KatyC
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

Photo of mattafett
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of wo87810
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

Photo of Flashyspoons
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of lcdawg
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of thood6
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

Photo of MoonpieCCSD
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mbs11
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
84 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.