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Hoptopia - Hermitage Brewing

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BA SCORE
68
poor

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 26.06%


Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pixieskid on 08-18-2010)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent bronze with 3 fingers of beige head. Crazy lacing & fairly good head retention

S: Vegtal notes, onions, some grassyness, the more negative scents fade a bit as this warms

T: Grassyness, blood orange, a touch of grapefruit & doughy notes, plus floral hop notes up front. Aspirin, leafy hops, barlett pears, sweet maltyness all show as this warms, plus some dryness. Finishes with malty sweetness, a bit of grapefruit, pine, leafy hops & more aspirin, plus a bit of wild onion

MF: Medium bodied, creamy carbonation, decent balance

The nose on this is terrible, but not a bad DIPA, just not a good one either. I wouldn't buy this again unless I know it's super fresh, no freshness dating on the bottle. I've had far worse DIPAs

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 04:43:32 | More by russpowell
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Tafyob41

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -12%

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New York

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Texas

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greymalkin

California

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

01-12-2014 02:06:23 | More by greymalkin
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soju6

Missouri

3.46/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color with a nice head that fades to some lacing. Aroma is a mix of grapefruit and pine, with mild malt sweetness and grain. Taste on citrus and pine with some malt sweetness and bit of fruit. Decent bitterness and a finish that is quite dry. Medium body, crisp with a bit of tart. Nice beer but more of an IPA than a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 16:45:38 | More by soju6
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

11-26-2013 06:25:51 | More by largadeer
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-24-2013 04:16:59 | More by CRJMellor
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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

11-14-2013 02:58:03 | More by wshell1
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California

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

10-12-2013 22:03:01 | More by bvermilion
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California

3.75/5  rDev +32%

10-12-2013 02:39:22 | More by KevT
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

09-26-2013 23:18:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Lisicjm

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

09-18-2013 01:10:43 | More by Lisicjm
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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

08-07-2013 17:57:19 | More by prock180
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California

2/5  rDev -29.6%

08-03-2013 22:06:47 | More by nygannon
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -12%

08-03-2013 21:20:24 | More by Beerlover
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morimech

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear amber color with an attractive dense head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Looks like a good DIPA.

The aroma is not bad either. I get citrus, herbal/grassy aroma, and Band-Aids. Some underlying caramel malt as well. So far so good.

Man this beer goes off the rails. Very little if any hop flavor. Just bitterness. Disappointing after the buildup. There might be a decent malt profile to be had, but it is hard to enjoy with the astringent bitterness.

The body is solid. Carbonation is about what I want in a DIPA. Feels full and smooth.

Sure looked and smelled promising, but what a disappointment especially considering the price. It probably deserves a 1 by price alone. I imagine a beer like this does not sell well in California, but hey, we don't want it here either. Might of been able to pull this over 5-10 years ago, but not anymore.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 19:40:19 | More by morimech
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Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

07-12-2013 00:06:19 | More by IronCity1822
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Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -12%

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GossageBrewery

Missouri

2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear copper color, produced an average white head, average retention and left a little lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of sweet malted grain and some citric hops. Medium bodied a foundation of malted grain, carmel sweetness and some piney hops. Overall for a DIPA it was unbalanced and not very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:12:43 | More by GossageBrewery
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

If you are going to call a beer hoptopia then it better have some really serious hops. Unfortunately this beer does not live up to its name....but it is not bad beer. It pours a cloudy orange with a nice white head that is lacing nicely. The scent is mostly a sweet malt with very subtle bitter hop. The taste is somewhat bitter but nicely balance by sweet malt, and is easy to drink. The mouthfeel is medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is ok, but DIPA is questionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 23:13:40 | More by WoodBrew
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Hoptopia from Hermitage Brewing
68 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.