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Hopluia - Spilker Ales

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BA SCORE
81
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spilker Ales visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopluia, introduced in 16oz. cans in January 2005, is the first canned Nebraska beer since Falstaff closed in 1984. The 32oz. bottles have been discontinued.

Some of the old tap handles still list the beer as Hopalleuia.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-02-2002)
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Loki

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 32oz brown glass bottle with a plastic screwcap like a coke bottle, but much better quality. Lots of information on the bottle and a best before date.

Appearance: Crystal clear copper color with a big, off-white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Wonderful. Floral, fragrent hops. Pine, grass, flowers, spice, bitter. The aroma was like opening a fresh bag of hops and was purely inticing and a little intimidating at the same time. If the hops were this present in the aroma, could I handle that much hops in the flavor?

Taste: Where's hops? Oh they are there, but to a much, much more refined level than in the aroma. Wonderfully balanced, but slightly subdued hop flavors of flowers, pine, herbs, and grassy notes that dance subtly with the malt and leaves a slight bitterness on the end. I truly loved the flavor, but anyone expecting the hop punch that the nose would lead you to expect could be greatly disapponted or very pleasantly surprise, as my wife was who is not the biggest hop fan.

Overall a very good beer, but more along the lines of a dry hopped Pale Ale or ESB than an IPA, but I'll take another anyday.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2003 16:26:43 | More by Loki
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Hopluia from Spilker Ales
81 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.