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Hop*A*Potamus - Great River Brewery

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Hop*A*Potamus
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mynie on 12-25-2011

Hop*A*Potamus is a double dark rye pale ale made with a ton of pale and six kinds of rye malt for a "full" body. This double dark rye pale ale is fiercely hopped with a Northwest blend for a stampede of flavor and aroma.
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint.

A. A nice rich brown with some red tint, 70% opaque. Khaki 1" head that sticks around. Really nice lacing.

S. Aromas of caramel and rye malts and a mixture of hops. Getting some pine. Sweet biscuit. Smells very nice and complex.

T. Right away I get that rye and caramel sweet biscuit then a bitter punch in the mouth. This beer does have bitterness! Not getting that pine so much anymore. Grassy green leaf aftertatse.

M. Nice body. Creamy. Porter like. FInishes slightly dry.

O. A good beer. The aroma was a little misdirecting. The flavor doesn't jive with it. But neither are bad. They are both good. Quite a bit of bitterness. I've had other 100 IBU but the bitterness on this one is more pronounced. Would like one of these every once in a while. It's different. But Idk if i'd do a whole 4 pack in a sitting.

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4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
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3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark red with a thin, creamy head. Pungent smell. Dark rye very strong with hops and rye dominating the malty Carmel taste resulting in an bold hoppy taste that lingers for a while.

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Hop*A*Potamus from Great River Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.