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

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | 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:
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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Photo of bmwats
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly and unevenly, leaving dry, sticky residue behind as it does. Fair spider web lacing. Head renews with each pour.

S: Sourdough bread, pine, freshly cut grass, and some Italian spice.

T: Really piney hop, accentuated with a woody tone, some clove, a little orange and lemon rind, and just a hint of indistinct sweetness to top it off.

M: Full body. Crisp character with a punchy hop. Bitter palette lingers throughout. Dry, bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy. The bitter palette will dictate it.

Atmosphere is really solid. Great, dark hue, giant frothy head, and some decent spider web lacing. Nose is sourdough, with clove and oregano, grass, all on a big piney plate. Flavor is woody and piney with some nice savory spice and a little sweet accent. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of eryclites
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SoxStephen
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of brentk56
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with an amber color capped by an inch of foam that does a nice job lacing the pint glass

Smell: Reasonably hoppy, though the malts are not shy; a bit of caramel and some pine, though both aspects are understated

Taste: Biscuity and caramel malts, up front, with some piney hops arriving, in the middle; some mint and aspirin flavors, in the finish, though the overall effect is not overly bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A little too malt forward for the style though this is about as good as it gets for an IPA in this part of the country

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of coldriver
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of davecavemaster
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a New Orleans brewery called NOLA Brewing company. It is a 6.5% ABV "West Coast style India Pale Ale," made with six malts and six different hops.

The beer pours a slightly hazy copper color, with an off white foam head that is pillowy at first, and then breaks down. Good lacing on the glass that hangs around as you savor the brew.

I got a really nice nose of grapefruit and pine. Not as powerful as some IPAs, but very pleasant.

Really like the taste of this beer. You get a lot of the citrus and pine flavors, but there is a definite malty taste as well. More malty than most IPAs I have had, but it doesn't overpower the bitterness of the hops. You still get a nice lingering bitterness throughout the taste. Lots more hops in the taste than in the nose.

Good mouthfeel. The bitterness sticks to the sides of your mouth, and the beer has a moderate carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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