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Hop Sutra - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: daledeee on 07-24-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

billab914, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

BMos, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TooGood, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ParkbrauFan, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Greels, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Berg77, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've not had a ton of beer from iowa, but I've liked most of what I've been able to try. this is a fun one, courtesy of a new friend. a double ipa of sorts, hopped and dry hopped to oblivion, supposedly with some belgian yeast strain, but i don't get much of its influence, and whatever its done to this beer is overshadowed by its enormous hop flavors. nice hazy redwood color, red mulch sort of shade, with a short but lasting fizzy white head. it smells like citrusy hops, tons of alpha acids and pine sap, its very much the west cost bomb, but the grain bill is different. the taste confirms a little something darker in the grain bill, coppery fresh baked front end devolves quickly into a woody hop bomb that must have some centennial in it along with some other heavy hitting C varietals. the yeast profile is oddly nondescript for me, i get nothing of the declared belgian yeast, and the alcohol is remarkably well hidden. also rather quick finishing for such a big beer, so i assume some high gravity ale yeast was used. a little thick in feel, but the exuberant carbonation brighten things up on the palate. a well packaged and well made from a brewery i had previously never heard of. fun stuff.

StonedTrippin, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TheEvilGenius, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jera1350, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Beestin, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jklecko2, Apr 14, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -2%

DemoniChris, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HoistinBrews, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Peace Tree Hop Sutra Double IPA, Peace Tree Brewing Company, Knoxville, Iowa.

Hazed, dark amber, deep apricot hue, under a lush bone white head.

Aroma: prickly pine, resinous, and certainly citric. Grapefruit, lemon, and lime. Bold and brash.

Taste: more big citrus, more powerful bitterness, slight astringency, washing over …juicy…pithy…mmm. This is possessed by what I can only call an ineluctable Belgian yeast quality. It permeates everything, to the benefit of all. Absolute yummitude, that's another way to put it. Hop bitterness meets completely oddball Belgian yeasty weirdness. And everyone's a winner.

If anyone's still missing out on the joys of a Belgian IPA, American-style or Belgian-style, well, my heart goes out to you. This guy digs 'em. Fullish body, longish finish. Great hop presence on the palate,...I am enjoying the heck out of this one. More Hop Sutra, Peace Tree, more, more, more!

feloniousmonk, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Yellolab2010, Mar 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Flaura, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of alaimoa
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date and poured cold at 37-40 degrees. Overall very enjoyable and would drink regularly if local
A: orangey brown with dirty lace ring
S:citrus orange rind, hop resins, earthy pine
T: follows the nose with citrus throughout and a resinous malt backbone that isn't too aggressive given high abv
M: carb a bit weak with coating feel

alaimoa, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

BeersAndBears, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of darthvohn
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: This DIPA poured a viscous, cloudy maple syrup color with a rich looking off-white head which was two and a half fingers thick. Nice look.

Smell: Resinous with loads of citrus and mango along with yeast, dank and banana. This is a great smelling DIPA. A little bit of booze singes the nose at the end but not enough to make this un-enjoyable.

Taste: The hops explode the moment you take a sip. The citrus and tropical fruits carryover very, very well along with the yeasty characteristics. Damn good.

Mouthfeel: Thick, sticky, coating; Well carbonated with a medium mouthfeel.

Overall: This DIPA packs in all the flavors I enjoy in this style. I would not hesitate to grab this if I had the opportunity.. A+

darthvohn, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jbaker67, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Mitch_Cumstein, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TubaDan, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Beerlover
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have a had a few other offerings by peace tree that have left me less than impressed, in fact I decided that this would be the last chance for them before I bought this but I'm glad that I did! This is an excellent example of a double ipa!! wow! the appearance is solid, a little thin in the head, the smell and taste are my favorite qualities of this beer. Strong aromas of heavily heavenly hopped-ness, it's a different and distinct hop aroma though, not really citrusy or tropical but not earthy and dank either, almost sweet... The flavor in this beer hits the aromas spot on, I think the malts help cut the hops but not too much at all. and it has this really unique aftertaste that isn't harshly bitter or hanging heavy brutal aftertaste, spot on hop awesomeness! I will definitely be buying another 4 pack of this!!

Beerlover, Jan 24, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%

zowie, Nov 16, 2013
Hop Sutra from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.