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Hopkilla - People's Brewing Company

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: salvo on 09-10-2010)
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Photo of dmgeng
4.86/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got this at the brewery because they were having a very limited batch and wanted to try it before it was all gone.

A - Deep orange color. Clear with very fine white head with moderate lacing.

S - Very strong hop fragrance with lots of citrus fruit. Could smell it before I picked it up. Almost perfume like from the magnitude of aromatics.

T - Great flavor with a full fruit hop character with alcohol and malt to give a nice robust flavor. There is some pine, floral, and herbal hints but dominated by citrus. Light bitterness for such high IBUs but that is due to the larger amount of late additions. Light malt and caramel character through the hops.

M - Strong mouth-feel with fine carbonation. Lingering finish with hops, malt, and alcohol.

Overall, THE BEST IIPA I've had thus far. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and anything else you would desire in a beer. This brew isn't for the faint of heart but if you like bigger and hoppier beer this is one that you have to get your hands on. It's a limited release so you've got to get lucky to get a taste.

Glass- pint

dmgeng, Jun 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

neckbracesub, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

WoodburyMN, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Arsenal0328, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of JamesS
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half pint at Black Swan Brew Pub, Plainfield, IN. Poured a very nice deep, deep copper color with nice head and nice lacing. Nice scent, fairly deep malts and a bit of sweetness, with a huge pine-floral hop kick; slightly unbalanced. Nice flavor, decent two-row; mostly it's a hop bomb, though; quite unbalanced... but it's not hop water, it's still a good, decently thick beer; wonderful pine and floral hits all the way through that last. Very little heat from the alcohol, too, which was nice.

JamesS, Mar 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Viperman1316, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

instinct2, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of MeowTom
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special Note: This beer is from a growler did some travel time and so I can't say that I am getting the fresh carbonation and head, but that being said it didn't loose much.

A- Wonderful slightly red-ish golden in color with a surprising head for a growler that has traveled 3 hours and not "fresh".

S- Very solid piney smell. Hops are there too.

T- Starts a smooth malty flavor, but then about 15 seconds into the sip it blossoms into an awesome hoppy bitter flavor. It only improves the longer you drink the beer.

M- As I mentioned early this is from a growler that has traveled from Lafayette, IN to South Bend, IN and then waited several hours longer. So, on that note it isn't the best carbonation, but surprisingly very good for the travel and time. Smooth with mouth feel too.

O- I noticed that it is described as a double/imperial IPA I'm not sure if it is the travel time or what but I think it is a little week to be described as such. Although, this is still an awesome IPA and would drink this any night of the week.

MeowTom, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

indy351, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

gratefulbeerhead, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

TheWiredDJ, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jooky22, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

fredmugs, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Scotty's Lakehouse.

A: CLoudy and copper colored. Off white head that stayed around a while.

S: Smells of pine and grapefruit!!

T: Alcohol(which I like) and piney grapefruit are very present. Not much malt to back it up. The finish is very bitter. I would love to know the ABV??

M: No complaints here. Very nice with good amount of carbonation.

Overall this was a very good beer. I could have finsihed a few more pints, but I was with the family. I will seek this one out again when I go back, but if they have a Version 2.0 coming I would think they could improve by hiding the alcohol a little better and balance it out a tad more.

JDizzle, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

lucasj82, May 19, 2013
Photo of KBHops
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The growler was filled today and I was told that this batch was tapped today.

A: This is a nice orange/red/amber color, a little hazy, little head on pour that reduces quickly to spotty coverage.

S: Piney and citrusy, a bit of grapefruit

T: A bit of the same as the nose, lovely bitter hoppiness; lingers in the back of the mouth forever, several minutes. Little to no alcohol too.

M: Meh, it's okay, but it did feel a little watery as it was going down.

D: I could drink this whole growler; the hoppiness doesn't overpower and the alcohol is well hidden.

KBHops, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of alleykatking
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap...

A- Pours a semi-hazed copper color. One finger large off white that shows great retention. Streaky sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Tons of piney and citrus hops in the front of the beer. Some bready malts can be detected in the aroma but most everything gets covered up by a strange citrus scent like citrus floor cleaner.

T- Big grapefruit and citrus hops in the front of the beer dominate most everything else there is. Malts come through for a short period in the middle where a bready caramel malt shines through. The ending on this beer is bitter hops to the max. Interesting to say the least.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the lower end I would say. Hops kill the palate in a citrus overload. Aftertaste is more hops but with a strong hot alcohol in there. This beer is very hop forward and there is no real balance on it. Alcohol did a drying number on the palate with each sip.

D- The drinkability on this beer is not very great. The balance should be a little better even for a hop head like me. I could only do one of these pints before having to switch to something else.

alleykatking, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of AaronHomoya
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-draft at the Tomlinson Tap room in the Indianapolis City Market. Appearance was a mixed bag. It was a really neat orange color with good head, but was also rather cloudy for the style. The aroma was nice and hoppy with more of a pine, Chinook-type of smell. The flavor was also strongly hoppy. Not much of a crystal malt character. Too much harshness in the bitterness with a rough finish that really brought this down for me. Mouthfeel was good and though I finished and enjoyed the beer, the drinkability suffered from the too harsh finish. It seemed like perhaps too much/too long of a dry hop.

AaronHomoya, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of cosmonick
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

cosmonick, May 23, 2013
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Hopkilla from People's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.