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HopBot IPA - Hop City Brewing Co.

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HopBot IPAHopBot IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Programmed with 5 West Coast American hops, HopBot IPA brings out waves of absurd citrus and tropical aroma and flavor.

The Citra, Centennial, Mosaic, Summit and Willamette hops are perfectly balanced by a solid malt backbone.

(Beer added by: JackSkerry on 04-16-2014)
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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, procured from the remainder bin of my local big box likka store.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, puffy, and somewhat rocky ecru head, which leaves some Mercator Projection sudsy lace around the glass as things steadily recede.

It smells of somewhat dank pine needles, muddled orange and grapefruit citrus pith, bready pale malt, a weak caramel sweetness, a touch of spicy yeast, timid white pepper notes, and further herbal, leafy hops. The taste is more of the same - almost funky, in a rain-soaked coniferous forest sense, acrid pine notes, plain pale and caramel malts, fading earthy yeast, and more herbal, weedy, and wet leafy hops.

The bubbles are duly present, and mostly of the innocuously frothy kind, the body a sturdy medium weight, and more or less smooth, the hops making minor ingress here, but not enough to really shake things up. It finishes strangely off-dry, the caramel and bready malt exhibiting strong lingering qualities, on par with the pine and citrus hop astringencies.

A veritable west-coast IPA from this pet project of Moosehead's long Canadian research arm, it would seem. Bitterly hoppy, and yet well balanced from the malt perspective (that's the qualifier, really?), and quite easy to drink and enjoy (whither the 7.1% ABV?), without any piddly qualms one might have in reserve, if you know what I mean. I know I do, I mean 'did', mea culpa.

biboergosum, May 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tdm168, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

This is a very malty IPA...typical of most east coast breweries trying to copy the awesomeness of west coast style. This beer comes of more bitter and malty and unfortunately does not get the perfect attributes of citra hop. The color was a slightly hazy amber with thin white head and no lace. This beer is ok nothing to rave about. I would not try this again.....falls well short of the mark for me.

WoodBrew, Sunday at 03:37 AM
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

mdonaghy, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

nookiebrown, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

robgage, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Mike412, Sep 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Danielr26, Saturday at 03:34 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts. Unfiltered and golden good

S- Very good. Lots of finishing hops. Caramel

T- Caramel and lots of it. Goodly amount of hops. Not very bitter at all

S- Very very good. Enjoyable creaminess

O- Very good. Not the hop bomb that I like but still very good. Boneshaker at the same price is a better beer

Food Pairing

This wonderful little IPA went well with... Monte Cristo sandwiches

Enjoy!

DaveBar, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper amber with a medium off white head. Starts with a nice aroma of pine citrus hops, caramel malt, slowly progresses to more of a citrus grapefruit fruity aroma as it warms up. Taste is sweet caramel malt, citrus pine hops with grapefruit notes. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish is caramel malt with moderate citrus grapefruit hops and a mils nutty flavor on the end. A nice good drinking brew.

Samp01, Sep 30, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a golden color ale with a generous head with good retention and some OK lacing. Aroma consists of citrus notes with light floral notes. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with loads of floral notes and a lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad bit hops could be even more explosive with a little bit less residual sugars.

Phyl21ca, Jul 28, 2014
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HopBot IPA from Hop City Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.