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Old Man Hopper's India Pale Ale - Rust Belt Brewing Company

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Old Man Hopper's India Pale AleOld Man Hopper's India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
75
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rust Belt Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: donteatpoop on 01-28-2010)
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-21-2014 03:41:35 | More by tommyguz
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.3%

11-27-2013 00:52:54 | More by dailyminefield
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csustar001

New York

3/5  rDev -6.3%

10-29-2013 21:20:31 | More by csustar001
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.3%

09-07-2013 00:56:54 | More by ejimhof
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Hop Sun pounder glass.

A - Pours out an excellent gold color, big thick foamy two finger head, nice lacing.
S - Smells of grapefruit, orange, very very floral in the hops department, some sweeter honey and caramel malts.
T - Up front is a nice sweet and tart foundation, then the floral hops hit you big time, lots of bitterness mid to end, finishes a little soapy.
M - Medium body, well carbonated, but astringent and overly bitter soap feeling to it.
O - This actually isnt that bad of an IPA, Its in the middle of English or American, but still has a nice floral hop presence, good bite, it just gets overbearing kinda fast. This one surprised me, but its still a far cry from great.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 21:51:22 | More by Omnium
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-30-2013 11:42:16 | More by Cynic-ale
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diehl07

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-05-2013 18:05:27 | More by diehl07
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

2.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L- Cloudy bright amber/copper color topped with an off white head, that fades slowly to a cap but leaves little lace on the glass.

S- A bit lacking here for an American IPA, some floral hop notes but malt dominates the aroma.

T- Citrus hops and sweet malt in a reasonable balance, not a very hoppy American IPA, it’s more along the lines of an English IPA. The finish has a bitter grapefruit wash and is clean, I don’t think there are a lot of hops in this and that leads to the clean finish with minimal hop residue.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, there is a bit of creaminess to this one but not enough to get it more point in this category.

O- It’s OK, not really a good take on the style, the 6.0% ABV is where it should be. I think this one suffer from an identity crisis, it’s mild as either an American or English IPA and doesn't fit the style of either.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 17:19:47 | More by ToddT
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tom1983


4/5  rDev +25%

01-08-2013 01:24:56 | More by tom1983
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

10-14-2012 19:31:01 | More by brendaniel
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

07-11-2012 17:32:11 | More by carrollmel7
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

06-10-2012 01:17:09 | More by wvsabbath
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wanted to like this brew from nearby Youngstown. It is sold at a very popular price, as are the rest of their beers. But overall it is kind of lack luster.

It's a cloudy but nicely colored brew with a decent head. It is a little too balanced - not over the top enough. The initial taste is just OK but the aftertaste is better - quite good.

I might try this again if I ever saw it on tap, but otherwise once was enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 00:56:10 | More by schoolboy
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into my stemmed Allagash glass.

The beer pours a hazy reddish brown color with a decent head that lingers for a short time. The aroma is malty and sweet like a red ale smells to me. This does not smell like an American IPA, maybe more like an English IPA, but here it is listed as an American style. The flavor is very malty up front and tastes like an Irish red ale at first, then the hops dominate the flavor and the bitterness ensues. The mouthfeel is very average. Medium body and low carbonation and very smooth. This IPA is strange. It isn't overly great and it is very forgettable. It seems like a hoppy Irish red to me and lacks a lot as far as American IPAs go.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 16:51:59 | More by jifigz
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottle served in a pint glass.

A loud pssst upon lifting the cap, followed by a rush of foam out of the bottle and onto my countertop. At least i got an immediate chance to assess the aroma. ... so where in the ratings do we deduct for this?

The beer is a hazy, dark amber. A good bit of sticy foam is left clinging to the glass.

The head is remakably creamy and long-lasting, especially for an IPA. The flavor is about mid-way between an American IPA and an English IPA, which is to say it has a somewhat subdued and earthy hoppiness. Good bitter/sweet balance, although with a touch of sourness that I am not pleased by.

M; slighly more full than average body for style; relatively high carbonation; rather smooth.

O: I enjoyed this beer more than the individual ratings indicate. Given the reasonable cost, I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:06:11 | More by chinchill
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ABVerageJoe

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

12-29-2011 04:49:07 | More by ABVerageJoe
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours an orangish-amber with a quarter inch of dense, foamy head that has good retention. It has a weird smell for the style; it smells like sliced granny smith apples. It even tastes like granny smith apples. There is very little malt noticeable and there is absolutely no hop character. This is a medium bodied, well carbonated beer.

For the style this one fails completely. Nothing about this beer is an IPA. Even grading this beer out of style won't improve its grade. The apple flavors and subsequent sweetness throws this one off. The lack of malt and hop characters also throw this one off. I won't ever have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 16:28:56 | More by tdm168
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -6.3%

11-18-2011 20:27:34 | More by nmann08
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haywire77

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a ping glass.

Brew poured a nice hazy copper orange with 1" of pure white head that rescinded to a tiny ring with almost no lacing.

Smell is all malt with a little hop bitterness at the end. Not much like an IPA at all. Almost smells stale.

Taste is spot on with the nose. Sweet malts and no hop bitterness to be found. Metallic tinge at the tail end and a strange aftertaste. Not sure what they were looking for here.

Mouthfeel is average with a considerable amount of carbonation and coating on the tongue. That aftertaste that sits in the back drowns everything else out.

Overall this is an OK beer at best. Not something that I will seek out again, but I know several people that really like it. At the $3.99 price point for the 22 ounces, I don't feel like I over paid.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 19:52:25 | More by haywire77
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amber in color, light copper tone to it with a nice head of white on top that lasted for a good few minutes before settling down into nothing. Light citrus hops, well balanced against a solid malty back drop, really well done as it seemed to come together perfectly, Crisp, clean, light on the palate, this was asessionable,

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 01:12:17 | More by mikesgroove
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT, 6 FL OZ. bottle poured into a Trois Pistoles snifter. No date. Had it in Youngstown, OH where it's made.

Appearance - Very hazy brown, body. Small white pancake bater head with low retention and decent lacing.

Smell - Slight maltiness. Strange smell. Not bad, but original I guess is the word for it. Kinda fruity like an apricot. And bar soap.

Taste - Psychodelic man. Lots of atypical characters. Flowery, astringent, honey sweetness undercurrent. I feel like I'm drinking potpourri tea sweetened by honey. This gets bonus points for being interesting, though not necessarily bad or enjoyable. This has the potential to grow on me, who knows. It's definitely a curveball.

Mouthfeel - Typical for the style, but actually a little more enjoyable because the astringency seems like a natural path for the mouthfeel to take considering the strange bouquet on the tongue. Hence my "psychodelic" reference.

Overall Drinkability - A little strange. Actually a lot of bit strange. Enjoyable. Would need more to properly evaluate. But considering this is a local brew in a industrial podunk, that's probably never gonna happen.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 20:24:09 | More by ZenAgnostic
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish colr with a light tan head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops. In the taste, sweet orange citrus but not really bitter. A small hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry orange citrus in the aftertaste. A bit sweet and lack of bitterness for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 14:10:33 | More by OWSLEY069
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orange pour with fairly thick light cream 1-finger head. Good retention and nice lace.

Floral hops are all over the nose. Lots of them. Light esters under that.

Tinny, metallic taste. Lots of that, too. Good dose of pine hop bitters, but hard to get over that metal taste.

Feel is about right for style. Creamy and fairly smooth. Starts to get grainy as the glass warms.

Overall, ok but not one I'm likely to get again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 00:47:41 | More by beer2day
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IIKaRuII

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Arnold's Carry out for getting this one for me.
Pours a fiery mahogany, that is cloudy straight thru. carrys a hazy bubbly head that creates nice retention.

S- caramel maltyness, with slight hint of pine. has a hint of sweetness in it. this really is lacking in smell. this is almost drowned out by the toastyness.

T- Overall sweet, with roasted malts. Slight bitter finish. The pine in this kinda grabs at your tongue. Slight fruitiness to it. Lingering bitterness on the back of the palate.

M- the carbonation does little to clean the palate, and you end up getting the lasting sticky bitterness. this has a lot of potential though.
O- Not the best, but not the worst. It defiantly stands out in color. The mahogany red in this was amazing to see.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 06:56:11 | More by IIKaRuII
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gdrydenc

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a gorgeous mahogany with a finger of dark tan head. Very good looking beer.

S - A bit of pine, no citrus or other fruit to speak of. Not a whole lot there for smell.

T - Pretty meh, to be honest. Not much flavor, no citrus or pine. This isn't watery, but it just doesn't have flavor, which I'm not sure how they accomplished. There is a bit of malty sweetness at the finish.

M - Fairly creamy, a good amount of carbonation. It feels pretty solid in the mouth, but there's something missing. Without a lot of flavor, it's hard to get a good mouthfeel read.

Overall, a good looking, not good tasting or smelling beer. I mean, there's always the possibility of getting an old bottle, but I would avoid if you can.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 00:47:31 | More by gdrydenc
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Old Man Hopper's India Pale Ale from Rust Belt Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.