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Hoppy Poppy IPA - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Hoppy Poppy IPAHoppy Poppy IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, herbal hops, and alcohol. Taste is much the same along with some peppery flavors. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:49:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at The Pub Beavercreek, Beavercreek, OH

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down but has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: Like smell, the taste is quite hoppy and has a strong amount of bitterness along with notes of pine resin hops and slight hints of caramel.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very bitter so if you are looking for something that is assertive without tasting overly piney this is a good selection.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2013 19:27:57 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A good looking pour, with a clear amber color and a finger's worth of head; decent retention and lacing

Smell: Floral and citrusy, though it has a tropical fruit salad character to it and is not as bitter as I would have expected given the hop bill

Taste: Opens with a graham cracker malt flavor that is buttressed by the hop bill; bitterness builds through mid-palate, though the tropical fruit elements of papaya, star fruit and melon dominate; nicely balanced in the finish with the poppy seeds adding another dimension (though maybe it is my imagination, as I love poppy seed pastries)

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: If you are looking for another West Coast IPA that is a citrus bomb, this beer is not for you; if you are intrigued by a beer that takes the style in a subtle, but different, dimension, this beer is worth a look

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 02:25:22 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dense amber in color, the ale carries a hearty haze that's capped with a frothy ivory foam. Firm withstanding, its foam structures slowly dissolve back into the beer. Spotting the glass with lace, the beer looks like a richer IPA.

Sweet and fruity to start the beer's character begins with caramel-dipped citrus and tropical fruit. Somewhat honey-like in taste, texture, and aroma the beer goes from floral and perfumy to soft resinous bitterness and semi-dryness to close. A middle palate chocked full of "Tropical Punch" taste retains sweetness and pushes back on the would-be bitter dryness. But the later bitterness is pithy with grapefruit and stemmy with wood oils. Wavering only mildly on its malty weight and soft butterscotch feel; the ale prefers a more balanced attitude and softer grip on the gullet.

Poppy's medium body lingers deep into the session and resists the classic dryness and bitterness that American IPAs prefer. The beer's warm, crisp, or clean finish is also lightly compromises by a light buttery texture.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 19:36:10 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is light amber in color with a white head. Some citrusy hop notes, candied orange peel, bready malt, and a bit of toffee. There is just a hint of peach in the background. The flavor is on the sweet side. Toasted bread, toffee, and some bread. Very light bitterness and pine character. A bit of candied orange peel and faint grapefruit. A mediocre IPA at best.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 03:55:37 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-09-2013 15:24:15 | More by acurtis
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-28-2012 06:59:41 | More by GRG1313
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2013 06:16:45 | More by SocalKicks
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mactrail

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lovely classic amber color in the pint nonic-- another plus for California Kebab, which serves even $3 happy hour beers in nice glasses. A frothy head and lingering lacing.

A lovely mouthful of hops at first gulp. Sharp and thoroughly refreshing. I'd call this a Pale Ale and it would be an excellent example. A svelte body, mouthfilling hoppiness, and the bitterness backs off as the spicy aromas melt down your nose. A little of the biscuit taste, just enough malt to balance the hops, and an elegant quaff.

I suspect hop heads will whinge about the lack of bitterness, so just enjoy it. A nice surprise, and one of the best Pale Ales I've had this year. I wasn't so crazy about their "Danish Red," but Figueroa may be a newcomer worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2012 06:07:45 | More by mactrail
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-08-2014 20:04:36 | More by GClarkage
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DoubleJ

California

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great name! I had this at an Irish pub in SLO, so on to the beer:

Copper orange colored, inch thick head on the pour which retains fairly well. The nose was a great surprise. It was intense, but unlike the pilsner I had earlier in the night, was much more attractive to my nostrils. It's a big burst of hops, tea-like hops. It takes me back years when I had my first IPA, which was from Stone.

The taste is a borderline 4/4.5. Once again, the hops are explosive. Also joining the hops are bits of a caramel base, tea, and "green" hops. It's medium bodied, bitter, and powerful.

Some IPA's are balanced, some are just hoppy. Hoppy Poppy leans towards the latter, and does a good job at that. Keep your eyes peeled for this.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 05:12:46 | More by DoubleJ
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-12-2011 07:50:28 | More by drewone
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-11-2013 01:46:06 | More by dmorgan310
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-24-2014 18:09:11 | More by GraduatedCashew
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from the source by my brother, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a crystal clear deep copper color with a stingy white head that dissipates quickly but does manage to leave some lace. The nose is filled with wonderful aromas of citrus and pine. Tangerine, grapefruit and resin boldly topping a base of caramel and brown sugar. The taste hits with a bit of bitter pine resin initially but the sweet sugary malt brings everything back into balance quickly. Long lingering grapefruit and apricot in the finish. Medium body with a sweet resinous mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. Nice, simple, easy drinking IPA. I didn't expect this to be so good from a brewery I'd never heard of, I probably should have shared this with Todd. ;)

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 23:34:57 | More by johnnnniee
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-23-2013 02:02:09 | More by Gobzilla
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1213th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

Thanks to my bowling partner Chris for this one.

App- A very clear looking dark Orange with some really sturdy amber tinge. A nice two finger head formed and stuck around for a bit and then fell to a good mix of cling and lace.

Smell- A pretty standard IPA without being too overly malty. Had some good citrus notes and even brought a bit of earthy dampness to the backend. I got a tinge of something like a dough or bread and I want to say its the poppy but I know thats a stretch.

Taste- It was a very nice and almost small IPA. Had a nice upfront hoppy flavor with a good backing mild citrus and malt combination. The "extra" doughy flavor carried over from the nose and added a small other layer.

Mouth- A wet medium body with a pretty filling body to it. A very nice carbonation level with some good bubbles and a nice citrus layer remained.

Drink- A tasty beer. This was a nice gift from a buddy for winning a bowling bet. I would like to have this again and now I am excited to try the Brown Ale I have at home from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 14:41:54 | More by FosterJM
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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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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -48.1%

03-12-2013 05:42:33 | More by mhaugo
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-03-2013 17:19:04 | More by BMart
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-25-2014 23:00:34 | More by ste5venla
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-09-2014 20:01:34 | More by Smarty_Pints
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-29-2014 11:30:57 | More by jbaker67
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-04-2013 22:31:47 | More by mrebeka
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-20-2014 04:48:06 | More by 2beerdogs
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Hoppy Poppy IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.