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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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Todd

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3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32oz brown bottle with a twist-off plastic cap seal. Best before 04/03 -- ah 04/01/03 ... close enough! Says on the label that it's a dry-hopped beer, a process that is "rare" -- actually it's not rare, but still that's cool.

Pours a bright and clear brilliant copper coloured beer, topped with a crackling foam head that settles to a thin lace and stick.

Geezus! Probably one of the most powerful hop aromas that I've smelled on a beer. Imagine putting a full sack of intense hops over your head, then breathe. Okay? You're almost there. Herbal, woody, floral, touch of fruit ... it's all there and kickin' ass on your nose. Note: it mellows as the beer sits, so get some good sniffs in before it weakens.

Medium mouthfeel, smooth (gets very dry and coarse as the beer warms), with a hard water consistency -- a bit different, and odd-ish. Malty, sweet with distinct and defining bready flavours, with some yeasty notes tucked in there. Sweetness is a tad sugary, too. Some plum in the background; ripe, sweet plum. Hops prickle the palate with herbal flavours, green wood, raw grass, hints of mint, leaf ... whoa! There's a lot of hop character, let's just stop and say it's quite complex. Finish retains much of the bready flavours, going a bit dry, but surprisingly drops much of the hops, all except a coating of oil and ripe hop flavours as you burp.

Finish is not too hot, and the mouthfeel sticks in my head as being odd, but other than that this is surely an hop experience that I will not forget. Interesting and tasty, overall.

From a bditty187 care package -- thanks!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2003 20:12:43 | More by Todd
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Hopluia from Spilker Ales
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