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Hoptopus - Beach Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
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 XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Photo of Brew-Knows
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gratefuldad
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohhsnap
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

this beer needs some fresh ratings. new recipe, newly canned on 2/4/15. it was mediocre, but hopefully the change in profile will change the current desire and outlook!

N - nose is fairly similar, but has a sweeter, more distinct character. you can tell there are citra hops present now.

A - murky, dark, almost blood-orange color. average head and lacing.

T - is this even the same beer? big bursts from the citra hops jump right out. almost a buttery character - this is all of a sudden a must-have local (read: 757/hampton roads) DIPA, and the only local one brewed often enough.

P - not flashy, nothing to dismiss. biting, stinging, no grapefruit though.

O - if you're in VB, you have to get some of this. this went from "meh" to very good overnight. as long as they can brew enough to keep this fresh, i'll be happy.

kudos

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

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a short stem glass, great west coast ipa right here in VB where I live. Born on date of 12/17/14, still fresh and great beer.

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.

Photo of Craigory
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FFCaldwell
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a growler filled at the Ashburn (VA) Wine Shop.

Photo of teromous
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The body is hazy with a medium shade of copper beneath a thick fluffy white head. Loads of visible carbonation.

Aroma: Fresh smelling hop aroma. Catty scent with a strong garlic presence.

Taste: There is a strong earthy and woody character to the beer. Tea-like with a bit of cedar and fairly strong mint at the end.

Mouthfeel: It has a very strong bitter backbone with a good dry finish.

Overall: It's a pretty good Double IPA that really seems to focus on herbal flavors rather than citrus. The can says "This west-coast style India Pale Ale boasts intense bitterness and grapefruit-like character throughout." They got the bitterness down, but they missed the mark on the grapefruit.

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 ProstMasterson
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clfrost
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of EuphonicHops
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Eric_Leon
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MattR2014
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Ihadbeer
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MRgnar
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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