1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hop Sutra - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hop SutraHop Sutra

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

143 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 143
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 17
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: daledeee on 07-24-2010

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hop Sutra Alström Bros
Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spargebug
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Jman_01
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of NStLincoln
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big old double IPA from our friends Peacetree Brewing to the east in Knoxville, Iowa. Comes in a four pack.

Pours a really hazy copper color. There's no way you're seeing through this beer. Nice mottled head.

Some overripe mango and bran muffin on the nose.

That tastes good. Long and hoppy on the finish but pleasantly malty in the mid. Easy drinking for a double IPA. Hops are earthy and not overwhelming. One of the top few double IPAs I've tried.

Photo of ironstein
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of bonez05404
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of hedgepigtails
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of momoagogo14
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance: Medium, offwhite head, good retention, beer is a smoky orange color
Smell: pine, citrus, caramelized malts, some alcohol
Taste: Caramel malts right away, followed by spicy hop bitterness and earthy, citrusy finish
Mouthfeel: low carbonation, resinous, medium bodied
Overall: This is my favorite Peace Tree brew---the Belgian yeast and malt flavors lend a depth that separates this from other double
IPAs. It’s not just hoppy for the sake of being hoppy.

Photo of redblacks75
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of whallgren
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz stubby bottle with no date.
Poured this one into a Deschutes tulip

A: Pours an amber orange color. A thin line of bright white head. Not tons of carbonation. It leaves minimal lacing bits. Looks pretty still.

S: Surprised that it smells kind of good. I get some of that cat pee astringency for sure. But there is some fruitiness in there too. Some orange rind and citrus.

T: This is a strange tasting DIPA. Different than any I have had. You get a tongue coating mild bitterness up front. Then this strange flavor, maybe mildly medicinal after that. It gets very sweet to offset the initial bitterness. The close lingers with you. I didn't think this is fresh and think it might be good if it was.

M: Medium bodied.

Photo of theminutemen
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of Tash2360
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of RDW
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of argock
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from stubby, medicine bottle 12oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Received as a gift from my sister Tami -- thanks!

A: Rusty red-amber with 1-finger of off-white head with average retention and a few spots of lace.

S: Tart Belgian yeast is most dominating but there are plenty citrus and floral hops. The malt backing is pretty generic.

T: The flavor is complex and plenty earthy and dirty with the Belgian yeast. Not the most subtle beer. The alcohol is big but fairly integrating with the funky yeast character. I wish the hops had more chance to surpass the yeast character, but they do provide citrus and floral qualities. The maltiness is barely enough to get the job done and feels strapped.

M: The malt-based body is medium but needs to be more. The carbonation is low and helps the drinkability.

O: Not the greatest Belgian IPA as the yeast-hops balance is not more equal, and the maltiness is barely sufficient to support it all. I would love to see Peace Tree use typical American ale yeasts and more malt and see what happens.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from cpolking so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus up front that are quickly followed by a strong hops presence. The hops bitterness has the normal floral taste to it but there’s also a bit of medicinal flavor as well. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, there are better in the style but this is still a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

Photo of JWRitchie76
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of stairwell2811bre
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of beagle75
2.43/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Hopside-down pilsner glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with a retreating residue of off-white bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Underpowered pine seems left to fend for itself. Malt is not detectable, likewise alcohol, although a thread of artificial laundry detergent perfume tries to hide unsuccessfully.

T: Begins off-dry, with coniferous herbaceous hop aromatics that show a medicinal side early. Acidity is sharp and potent into the middle where hop flavors turn more spicy. The finish is astringent and moderately bitter, sweetening late but lacking needed complexity. Alcohol is fairly well-hidden, slightly syrupy perhaps.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, resinous and acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: Mediocre and too dependent on Columbus-derived hop qualities, this DIPA is definitely not a head-turner. Fermentation flavors are surprisingly lacking, considering the much-advertised Belgian yeast strain used to brew it, while malt and hops are entirely one-dimensional. The best compliment it affords is that it does not offend.

Photo of bashiba
2.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium orange with a very thin light head, just a touch of CO2.

The nose is week for a double IPA, very resiny and plastic, smells like some columbus and not much else.

The flavor is not real good either, a big metallic flavor, maybe a bit oxidized, along with a sharp piney bitterness, a bit of sweetness from the malt and alcohol, but not much in the way of flavor. The beer is even lacking in hop flavors, just loaded with bitterness.

The mouthfeel is a bit on the flat side with a touch of resin.

I bit of let down, as I had heard such good things about this brewery.

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dfillius
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Hop Sutra from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.