Hopluia - Spilker Ales
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Reviews by Gruntlumber:
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Had a friend bring this down from Nebraska for me. He had told me previously about this beer being super hoppy with a strong marajuana-like smell.
It poured an oddly bright deep red, almost like a cherry lambic or something. Nice head that faded very quickly. I was expecting to be blown away by the aroma, but was let down slightly; good hop aroma but nothing out-of-this-world as I was expecting. My friend mentioned this is the first time he had Hopluia since it was canned. Different formula now? Dazed and Infuzed still reigns supreme as my all-time favorite beer aroma, although this is still better than average.
Taste-wise it's fairly balanced and subdued, but still mighty tastey. I guess that's the "English" quality of this IPA. Not as strong as you might think, which leads to a solid drinkability score. Certainly a decent and satisfying session brew that won't challenge your tastebud a whole helluva lot. Looking forward to having more...
Serving type: can
04-03-2006 15:34:06 | More by Gruntlumber
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3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a better than average ipa i thought, but maybe thats because i was in nebraska drinking less than stellar beers for a few days. this one poured a coppery orange color with an inch of thick white foam. the nose is really floral on the hop front, with some english smelling pale malt behind it. not bitter at all. the flavor is also quite floral, summery, even a tinge of bubblegum flavor to it, which i didnt mind until i identified it, then i didnt care for it at all. sweeter in the finish from the malts. i liked the taste of this though because all of the components can be tasted individually, but the whole is more than the sum of the parts. synergy they call that, and its on display here, in a jazzy little glass of beer, not quite english, not quite american, but darn tasty whatever it is. medium body, average carbonation, one of the better beers ive had from the state of nebraska, for what thats worth.
Serving type: on-tap
01-02-2013 21:24:31 | More by StonedTrippin
Hopluia from Spilker Ales
81 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.