HopBot IPA | Hop City Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

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.

Added by JackSkerry on 04-16-2014

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Photo of JPowell712
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A really nice IPA. I like the citrusy and hop flavors that came off of this beer. CANADA knows beer. They have a solid IPA here. I would suggest trying it.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of FadetoBock
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Beer_Me_Matt
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of sharky14
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of djcreepshow
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTrepanier
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ63
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Frogger
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop City Brewing Co. "Hopbot IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating but there might be a production code... "K234 0253"
$1.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Hopbot is a solid offering that delivers a pleasant blend of tropical/citrus fruit (pineapple, mild grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine) as well as earthy, resinous, leafy, and somewhat grassy hops atop a solid caramelish malt base. It's anchored by a rock solid bitterness, and finishes dry with residual hop fruitiness, resin, and earth. It lingers! Although it does have some serious hops to it, it's not exactly head turning, nor particularly original - BUT it's a quality IPA that satisfies! Worth trying.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bugs318
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdonaghy
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Archy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Aggressive upfront grapefruit hop flavour typical of a west coast style IPA. Almost too much at first, but then the brew finishes with a hint of caramel malty sweetness that balances this one off - it really grew on me.

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HopBot IPA from Hop City Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.