Hopluia - Spilker Ales
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Reviews by eclaycamp:
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
16 ounce bottle. The bottle states that dry hopping is "rare" ... hmm, not really but okay. Cool bottle though. Pours a reddish amber with a spiffy, though smallish, off white head. Aroma is unique and powerful, with some clear notes of light pine and grass followed by light caramel. There's some spice there too, something I can't put my finger on. Taste is different as well, there's cleary a hop here at play that I'm not familiar with. It's sweeter and less bitter than I would expect. Taste is light orange peel up front, followed by big time caramel malt, with this really weird mineral aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery, probably the least impressive part of the beer. This beer really had me going right up to that first sip, and then just didn't deliver. The insubstantial and watery mouthfeel really knock it down a peg in my book, despite the unique hop aroma and flavor. Not a bad IPA at all, but somewhat disappointing given how the beer introduced itself.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2010 02:00:33 | More by eclaycamp
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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.