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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 wschmit:
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wschmit

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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. This was kept cold, as per the bottle's instructions, for its entire transport back to Chicago.

A: 2 fingers of peach-tinted, creamy head settled down to a lingering finger. Little lacing and no head as the drink went on. Clear amber body.

S: Very good, floral, even a bit peppery hop profile. Perhaps a little malt on the nose, but just a bit.

T: Not bad, but not as good as the nose. A bit grassy and herbal, which is not wholly bad. Slight caramel flavor, but not an outstanding malt backbone here. Not terribly bitter at all.

M: Very thin, frankly. Perhaps a bit of a resinous feel to it.

D: Pretty high. Not terribly alcoholic, and with a nice nose but not strong or off-putting flavors.

Honestly, it's not a bad hoppy beer for some summer drinking, and is right in my preferential wheelhouse. It's not hoppy at all by comparison to many American IPAs, but in line with an English style (though with American hops--nice touch).

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 01:16:47 | More by wschmit
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Hopluia from Spilker Ales
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