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Hoptopus - Beach Brewing Company

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beach Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 04-20-2011)
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Reviews by jale:
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jale

Michigan

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the brewery/tasting room.

A: Pours a clear amber with a finger of tan head.

S: Citrus and floral hop aroma. Just a hint of honey.

T: Sweet upfront followed by big hop bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Oily body that is cloying.

O: If hop extract was used in this, I think a little less would be beneficial.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 12:54:11 | More by jale
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LarryK757

Virginia

1/5  rDev -72.6%

07-27-2014 01:11:54 | More by LarryK757
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montman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2014 13:27:11 | More by montman
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-19-2014 23:57:22 | More by PassMeAZima
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-17-2014 17:13:12 | More by MattSharpless
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hophugger

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was extremely excited when I saw this beer because it was a cool can, I am a hophead, I love 2x IPA's and it is brewed less than anhour from my house. First of all, I was not unsatisfied with the beer, but I expected a little more flavor and boldness. The IBU's are insane but you really do not get the whole effect of that when drinking. It pours a nice frothy head and is a brilliant orange/amber, but cloudy. The flavor is full of hops, but something seems to be missing. It is a great brew, but I think a little more refinement from this very new brewery will come with time

Serving type: can

07-15-2014 20:02:58 | More by hophugger
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Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-15-2014 00:28:48 | More by adam42381
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into tulip glass. canned on 04/30/14.

A: a rich orange hue. frothy bright white head. clarity is bad. a lot of haze.

S: floral hop aroma. onions. grassy. really resiny hop aroma overall. potent. not getting any oxidation notes.

T: similar to the nose, the flavor starts floral as well. citrus. almost woody-like flavor. raw hop flavors. pine, resinous. bitterness is high, but not unbearable. especially for the style. a bit of chalky, yeast bite bitterness as well in the finish. lingers after the drink is gone. the more I drink the more the bitterness is starting to overwhelm the flavor.

M: moderate to low level of carb on a full bodied brew.

D: not bad, but needs refinement along the edges IMO. good start for them and enjoyed this as my first offering from Beach.

Serving type: can

07-14-2014 01:37:54 | More by Jimmys
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-08-2014 19:15:26 | More by mkirkland80
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2014 21:08:13 | More by Jef010
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-29-2014 11:32:23 | More by bacher468
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Extra received in a trade. Thanks meadhatter! Really cool can label.

Pours a dark orange, with a huge, 3 inch sea-foam like head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like dank herbality (it's a word now), candied pineapple, and grapefruit.

This is fresh, canned on 6/11/14, it would appear. However, the flavors are slightly muddled. It tastes good, it feels like a DIPA, but the flavors don't particularly stand on their own enough. Lots of bitterness, with a good amount of caramel malt, as well. Some citrusy flavors don't get allowed to shine deeply enough- I do pick out candied pineapple and orange, though.

Medium bodied, crisp and highly carbonated mouthfeel. Drinkable, but just sort of boring.

Not bad, but nothing all that exciting. It's best quality is the drinkability, but I wish the flavors were more vibrant.

Serving type: can

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Virginia

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New Jersey

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Hawaii

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Virginia

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davidsumner

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

poor - outstanding poor. Very voluminous, sea foam, frothy poor with a delicious two/three finger head. Excellent cloudy amber appearance. Not really sticky on the lace though.

Nose - Pine/Resin/Grapefruit

Taste - Awesome! Very balanced and just the right amount of IBU's. I've had Heady Topper, which I find a little over the top, but Hoptopus hits the sweet spot. It's a hop heads delight. Excellent beer.

West Coast IPA all the way.... Grapefruit in spades, Pine, Resin; Nice sweet malt in the background. Just what I like.

Man i'm sooo glad to have a local brewery that makes a great west coast DIPA.

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 03:03:51 | More by davidsumner
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Pennsylvania

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Virginia

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davet100

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Hoptopus from Beach Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.