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HopBot IPA - Hop City Brewing Co.

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85
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of DNew15
4.88/5  rDev +28.4%

Beautiful citrus and pine forward smell. Smooth mouth feel with a nice hoppy finish. Darker amber color, crisp and refreshing. Perfect hoppy drink for a crisp night out on the back deck or next to the fire. Strongly recommend checking out this well balanced IPA,

DNew15, May 24, 2014
Photo of Scooby-Brew
4.76/5  rDev +25.3%

Wow! This one is a no-brainer, enjoy it! ... full flavor, without crushing my palate. The pronounced citrus aroma fooled me into thinking this was going to sit heavily, but it drinks nicely, well-balanced. After a few, I was not surprised to learn that it weighs in over 7 ABV!

Scooby-Brew, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of phdoig
4.75/5  rDev +25%

A very citrus infused west coast style IPA. Lot's of flavor comes through, notably mango. Good Malt balance. Hard to believe this comes in at over 7%!

phdoig, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of IPAhipster
4.75/5  rDev +25%

IPAhipster, Jul 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

RyanPollock, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Jramage1, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Ipetitt
4.71/5  rDev +23.9%

This is quickly becoming my go to IPA for the summer, which is fortunate since it just came out this Spring. It comes off like a big IPA and don't get me wrong, it is. But this is one well balanced IPA. With a caramel and biscuit maltiness to cut the impending hops flavor you are about to enjoy, this beer has it all. West coast hops really come through, and I love that it uses Mosaic and Citra, since they impart such a fantastic citrus, tropical fruit/ grapefruit flavor. It is no joke at 70 IBU and 7.1 ABV, but it lulls you into a false sense of complacency as it doesn't come off as overly alcoholic or dryingly bitter. This is a drinkable IPA with an awesome body and incredible flavor. Do yourself a solid and pick up a 6 pack. This is a can't miss.

Ipetitt, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of TBone2
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%

Amazing tropical aroma tangerine, grapefruit and pineapple. It is 70 ibu but very we'll balanced. I cannot wait to try it on draught. The list of Hops is impressive and it sure comes through in the flavor and aroma.

The name is cool and the beer will deliver.

TBone2, May 24, 2014
Photo of Tybo
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%

The smell of this beer in really the thing that caught my attention. My buddy opened a bottle in his kitchen and all of the sudden it smelled like the tropics in 10 seconds. Great tropical notes to accompany a great hop base. One of my personal favorites but a little more difficult to track down. If you are able to - make sure you try one - you won't be sorry.

Tybo, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

FadetoBock, May 26, 2014
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

redfox405, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Molson2000, May 30, 2014
Photo of tprice0421
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%

served from bottle. brewed with citra, centennial, mosaic, summit, and williamette hops.

pours a very hazy deep orange/bronze paled with slight straw yellow.

smells of pungent hops, slight cannabis, sweet tropical notes, citrus, pine. really great smelling beer.

front of the tongue, nice bitterness, very piney and dank at first but follows quickly with citrus and tropical notes. slight fruitiness. definitely earthy, slightly grassy notes. follows with sweetness, somewhat like caramel but not sugary. little bit of astringency lingers in the mouth.

perhaps my review doesn't do it justice, but this beer stands out to me in the myriad of IPAs. the blend of hop flavors with the malt backbone is quite nice. they seem to blend so well and transition between the rather "typical" flavors - pine, citrus, fruits, cannabis, etc. highly recommended!

tprice0421, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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
Photo of mattyjatz
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

mattyjatz, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jemarent, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

NoProblem, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

HoistinBrews, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

wrightst, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

StomachUlcers, May 16, 2014
Photo of JackSkerry
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours a nice, deep gold/amber hue, with a good head, that has a light rust tinge. The beer clings to the glass, with lacing that stuck around for the entire glass.
As soon as the bottle is open, the hops punch you in the face. Big citrus, grapefruit notes dominate.
Very hop forward, with a bit of a malt back bone to support the beer. The malt sweetness does a good job at balancing the big grapefruity goodness of the mosaic and citra hops. The hops certainly do a good job at shining through.
The beer is not as hot as it could be, considering it is a 7.1% ABV, I would have expected the alcohol to shine through a bit more, instead the hops and malt do a good job at hiding this. The alcohol is only slightly detectable and certainly doesn't detract from this brew. The beer has some length, with a green hoppy goodness that brings to the tongue for minutes after your last sip. Mouth feel is is medium- carbonation isn't overwhelming, nice tight knit bubbles almost give it a creamy mouth feel as the beer warms.

Overall, great IPA. True West Coast representation, using some great hops- citra, centennial, williamette, mosaic, and summit. Delicious! I'll certainly drink again.

JackSkerry, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of PhilMiller
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

PhilMiller, Sunday at 12:05 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ZiggyPop, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WillAndSarah, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

dreichus, Apr 24, 2014
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HopBot IPA from Hop City Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.