Hopluia - Spilker Ales
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Reviews by lawlerj:
3.03/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a pint bottle into a tulip glass.
A - pours a translucent amber/copper w/ a very solid- appears to be moderately carbonated from what I can see in the body of the beer. Head is foamy and bubbly - doesn't appear to be sticking around terribly long. The dark color is intriguing.
S - big piney hops in the nose for sure, some malt sweetness as well. It smells bold to say the least.
T - the taste is not too similar to the smell - bitter hops up front, and not a whole lot on the back end - a bit of malt and some citrus and/or grapefruit as well, but nothing very strong, to be honest. I was expecting a bit more of a hop blast based on the aroma.
M - a bit watery, not as crispy as I would have like. The finish especially is not as I expected.
O - overall, this is ok. As indicated above, the aroma was promising, but the flavor and body just did not live up.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2011 01:38:54 | More by lawlerj
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3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
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 107 ratings.