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Hoppy Poppy IPA - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-28-2011)
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-14-2011 23:06:31 | More by eeggles
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4.93/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful clear tangerine copper with an antique white two-finger head. Head retention doesn't linger. Foam laces the glass as the beer is being drunk. There is a ripe fruit and pine nose. Candied fruit and pine are prevalent at the top. The beer finishes floral hoppy, but with a pleasant, mild, almost sweet bitterness, if you will. Wonderful beer. The best IPA I've ever had the pleasure to drink. What's more, I only live a half hour from the brewery/brew pub.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 22:57:32 | More by DocJitsu
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ericav422

California

4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. I didn't used to like IPA's until I had the Hoppy Poppy and their Double IPA (the Hurricane Deck), and now I drink IPA's quite often. There is a very high demand for this beer, so the only downside is keeping it on tap since it is most of the regulars' favorite. Luckily they also bottle it now. I highly recommend the Hoppy Poppy to all of my friends I bring to the brewery for their first time.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2011 23:16:36 | More by ericav422
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SB_Brewmaster

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-15-2013 22:33:06 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-28-2012 06:29:49 | More by msondel
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California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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LongBeachHopHead

California

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped off here after a wedding, heard from a local in Solvang about it. This tap house is about 1 mile away from Pea Soup Andersons off the 101 in Buellton. It's about 1/2 mile down a very non-commercial looking road so don't turn around, if you hit the winery, go back.

A: good straw color with nice carbonation. This white head and served pretty cold.
S: Nice piney citrus nose, not too overwhelming but you can tell it's nicely hopped.
T: Crisp, dry, citrusy with a light bitterness in finish. Not much of a malt presence which is fine with me. I like these kind.
M: light and perfectly carbonated

Overall, this IPA is very good. I got a growler to go and will enjoy with friends. It definitely offers the WCIPA signature fresh hoppy taste.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2011 07:04:54 | More by LongBeachHopHead
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rau71 for this extra in a recent trade. Bonus points not only for a brew I'd never heard of, but a new brewery, too. 22 oz. bottle divvied up twice.

Pour is standard orange with a dash of light red thrown in around the margins. Nice citrus burst in the nose, along with an odd (not unpleasant odd, just odd) seedy smell. Like my bird seed after a hot day. Excactly that. Mr. Poppy, I presume. Certainly interesting.

Hoppy Poppy IPA isn't immediately classifiable as 'good' or 'bad' but 'interesting, I need another sip'. The poppy definitely sticks to the fore, a sunflower-like kick without the salt. Hard water, almost seltzer-like in the middle, a quality I've never tasted in a beer before. Nice hop chop riles the aftertaste, bit of citrus but more simple hops scalding the teeth & gums with second-degree burns. Wicked. Grabbing the glass more frequently than I should, this won't last out an episode of River Monsters.

This IPA kicks like hell & has a lovely, strange up-front taste that distinguishes it from the ho-hum pretty good IPAs dotting the landscape like a pox. This ain't one of them. Another first-class, excellent California IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 02:40:51 | More by maximum12
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California

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California

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California

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California

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California

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Hoppy Poppy IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.