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Hoptopus - Beach Brewing Company

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very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beach Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jale on 04-20-2011

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Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of ottobon100
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

As an IPA fan this just became a front runner for me. It has a kick with near 9% alcohol so you don't do many of these at one sitting. Both hoppy and citrusy. For me I don't know how they would improve on this one. Loved it and will definitely have more.

Photo of josephcmason
4.64/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of davidsumner
4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

Photo of Rbodacious
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

DIPA Grapefruit bomb!
Bitter Beauty.

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4.52/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of dontonyp
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blbarnett3
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of DawsonHoo
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of TechTriumph
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 02/16/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - 1-1/2" off-white creamy head with pretty good retention; Murky, dark shade of caramel in color with lots of visible carbonation; Some lacing left behind

S - As the head is slowly shrinking, the smell mostly consists of orange and grapefruit citrus hops with hints of floral hops and sweet caramel; Once the head reduces to a small ring around the glass, the aroma is much different with a focus on toasted toffee and grains and buttered toast, while the citrus hops are much less pronounced

T - The taste is well balanced, and showcases a generous dose of both hops and malts - sweet caramel, lots of toasted toffee and bread, some grapefruit hops, but more grassy/earthy hops; Good amount of bitterness up front that fades towards the finish; Aftertaste is balanced as well with just a bit of toasted toffee and grapefruit and grassy hops

M - Just above moderate carbonation; Just above medium bodied; Leaves a bit of an oily, hoppy coat in the mouth; Pretty dry in the finish as well

O - Not knowing anything about Beach Brewing, this beer was a really nice surprise. This isn't the type of brew to overwhelm you with hops, but they certainly have a presence and are well balanced with toasty flavors and a shot of bitterness. Being such an easy drinking and tasty DIPA, I will absolutely grab some more of this beer if I happen to see it on the shelf again.


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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of VBWharfRat
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New recipe for this beer. Big boy hops make this one sticky aromatic delicious brew!

A- pours a deep orange amber color with a finger and a half of offwhite head. Great retention with glass coating lacing.

S- huge sticky hop aromas of pine sap, resin and hop oils at first. Transitions into tangerine, yellow grapefruit and citrus zest. Solid malt backbone brings glorious balance yet allow the hops to really sing from begining to end. Finishes with a resiny hop and an orange marmalade characteristic.

T- Smacks of sticky hop resin and pine sap at first. Transitions into juicy tangerine, yellow grapefruit and other citrus delights. Full malt backbone brings some balance with assertive hop bitterness in the middle. Finishes with a lingering coating hop resin and orange marmalade flavor... Delicious.

MF- full sticky mouthfeel with a medium body and soft unobtrusive carbonation.

D- very good drinkability. Balanced yet sticky and hop forward.

Overall a very mature DIPA from a young brewery... Delicious!

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Hoptopus from Beach Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.