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

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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 13
Gots: 17 | 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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Ratings: 262 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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
Photo of gritz147
4/5  rDev +7.5%

gritz147, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
4/5  rDev +7.5%

JustinQ, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of deebo
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Again on tap at huck Finns. A pint for a buck-I'm in!

A-burnt orange in color and cloudy with a short but sturdy head-decent lacing

S-hops hit me first-grassy floral and slightly earthy carried with a nice whiff of caramel malt

T- very similar to the nose. You get whiffs of hops with plenty of toasty sweet malt that finishes distinctively grassy and slightly bitter

M-nice mouthfeel. Good malt backbone for a 6% beer. Moderate carbonation carries the hops in nicely

O-A solid ipa. I like the body. The hops are a bit on the grassy side but this a solid IPA

deebo, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

JRod1969, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of lionoa7x
4/5  rDev +7.5%

lionoa7x, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of kdilks
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

kdilks, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of champ103
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This seems to be getting more popular all the time. Which is great. I first had it at dba, then again at Three Muses, and a bunch of different places in NO.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden/orange color. A small white head forms and recedes to leave some lace.
S: Floral, grassy, citrus hops. Well balanced with caramel malt. Very simple, but enjoyable.
T: Follows the nose. Citrus and grassy hops. A bit more pine resiny hops than the nose. Again very well balanced with the caramel malt.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Just a bit thin IMO. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

Just simple, and I like it. Perfect while walking around Frenchman St or the Quarter.

champ103, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at Lagers in Metarie, LA. Poured into pint glass. Pours a orange/copper straw color; some slight head and lacing. Smells of very mellow hops, some pine and sweet malt. Taste is very malty for an IPA, sweet malts, some bittering pine hop flavors as well. Its a very drinkable and tastey IPA, but not spectacular. Best IPA from Louisiana probably...

DrinkSlurm, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

acevenom, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served from the tap at the Avenue Pub, in a pint glass.

Appears clear amber color, with white head. smells of grassy hops, slightly floral. tastes of biscuity malt, earthy hop flavor. Medium body, fairly smooth carbonation.

Overall - balanced well, nice IPA

jmdrpi, Sep 05, 2012
Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
84 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.