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HopBot IPA - Hop City Brewing Co.

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86
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 6
Gots: 36 | 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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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of USBBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Nice Hop and citrus flavor to it --- Great session beer.
Highly recommend

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3.08/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a clear amber color, off-white head is fine and retains well.

Smells of buttered biscuit malt and fresh piney hops. Hint of maple.

Tastes of buttered toast, caramel, a hint of roast, and piney hops with a tinge of citrus.

Feel is medium to full with a tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A very nice IPA with some good body and a slightly richer flavor than most of the IPAs I've had. Pretty tasty and worth a try.

Photo of Jakethesnake503
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Xithyl
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of aklude
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Bf_89
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of derekrick420
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Smell of sweet hops. Mouthfeel is orange, citrus ans pineapple. Very herbal and pine resin. Bitterness is short, fruity and tasty.

Photo of averbrugge
4.56/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Redstar137
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of leaddog
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus and earthy hops, caramel malts, tropical fruits (mango).

Taste - citrus and earthy hops and tropical fruits followed by a pleasant sweetness from the caramel malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness from the citrus and earthy hops.

Overall - An American IPA that has all the elements in place. I was hoping for more of the bitterness from the hops to come through in the taste as opposed to tasting them in the finish. The caramalts provide a pleasant balance to this brew. Just some minor tweaks with this one will make this stand out with all the great American IPA's out there.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 mL can picked up at the LCBO; packaged July 15 of this year if I am deciphering the code properly. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear orange-amber colour, topped with slightly more than one finger of soapy, frothy head. It seeps away slowly over the next period of minutes, and in its place a bubbly film remains. Nice swath of lacing. Loving the aroma on this one - lots of juicy grapefruit citrus, in addition to mandarin orange, pineapple and pine resin. The malts are not very prominent, but do provide a slight caramel sweetness that accents the multitude of hoppy notes.

A solid-tasting strong IPA with no major flaws. Bready malt and caramel sweetness provide a typical backdrop, with some apricot as well. I don't know if I'd call the flavour profile complex, but there's certainly a lot going on, as you might expect from a beer with five types of hops - pine resin and citrus pith are the most noticeable features mid-sip, with a more earthy, dank bitterness taking over at the finish. The aftertaste provides a mixture of said earthy bitterness and malty sweetness; no real alcohol flavour, although at 7.1% you might notice it warming your chest a little. On the fuller side of medium-bodied, with a smooth, satisfying mouthfeel and restrained carbonation levels that gently prickle the palate.

Final Grade: 3.89, an excellent B+. HopBot IPA is definitely my favourite Hop City brew so far, though as an unabashed hop head that probably isn't particularly surprising. Personal bias aside, it would be difficult to argue that this is *not* a very well-made IPA, and personally, I feel that it could stand toe-to-toe with several of the heavyweights in this province, e.g. Mad Tom, Boneshaker, etc.. Strong, quite hoppy, and delightfully tasty; this is a beer that all Canadian IPA fans should consider keeping an eye out for.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

HopBot IPA from Hop City Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.