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Hopkilla - People's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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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

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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.

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3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Tried this one at the Bloomington Micro-brew fest.

A - Deep orange/red with a good head.

S - Piney/citrusy hops; maybe some grapefruit as well.

T - Very much a hop bomb although the balance of hops seemed a bit off. The piney flavor overpowered the initial citrus smell. Finishes very bitter and dry.

M - Under carbonated which made the mouthfeel off.

D - I appreciate the need for ultra-hopped beers, but this one was below my expectations. Its finish is so bitter, even hop heads like myself can only handle so much. If it had a bit more carbonation, the grade may bump up a bit.

jmarsh123, Jun 27, 2011
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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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Hopkilla from People's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.