Hopluia - Spilker Ales
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Reviews by wschmit:
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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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 113 ratings.