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Hoptopus - Beach Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 04-20-2011)
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

adam42381, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Jimmys, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

mkirkland80, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jef010, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

bacher468, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Aubs723, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

1424IpA, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jaymo18, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

markgugs, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

July2Nov, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

ThomasAWilson2, May 31, 2014
Photo of davidsumner
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

davidsumner, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

ridgeline23, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

VeganUndead, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

davet100, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

seanchai, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Hoptimus-Prime, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +14%

AFchino, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

AMCPhD, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SE-VAbeerdrink, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Hanzo, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

buzzy, Sep 28, 2013
Hoptopus from Beach Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.