Hopluia - Spilker Ales
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Reviews by UncleFlip:
2.17/5 rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
It's time to slow down the trading when you can't remember who sent you a particular beer. This beer is one that made me realize that. Whoever it was, thanks much!
[edit: Fugazme sent this one. As you read the review, bear in mind he says the cans can go off if they're not the freshest ones, and I *did* let it sit for a while. I'd like to try this one when it's really fresh.]
Pours out of the cool green can a nice dark honey to copper colour, a bit hazy, with a very active large tan head. The head is a bit loose, and falls somewhat rapidly.
The smell is all about fresh oranges, almonds, and spice. The hops are rather evident, but you would expect no less with a name like this.
The aroma is much better than the flavour..a bit weak and watery for just a second, then a sour, tangy flavour kicks in, with hints of wet towel and tire rubber. There's some bitterness at the end, but not much else.
Not exciting in the mouth at all. it's a solid less than hearty liquid, not over carbonated at all.
Drinkability suffers because of the strange flavour. I think for some folks, this might be a drain pour. I may have gotten a bad can, but this one is not very appealing at all.
Serving type: can
05-23-2006 06:32:56 | More by UncleFlip
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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.