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Hopluia - Spilker Ales

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BA SCORE
81
good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.49%


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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Reviews by UncleFlip:
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UncleFlip

Alabama

2.17/5  rDev -38.9%
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.

Be well
-UF

Serving type: can

05-23-2006 06:32:56 | More by UncleFlip
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Hopluia from Spilker Ales
81 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.