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Dr. Hoptagon - Parish Brewing Company

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Dr. HoptagonDr. Hoptagon

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mikecap on 09-28-2013

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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 11
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Parish Brewing - Dr. Hoptagon bottled 03/05/14. Bought at brewery 6 Sept. '14
Poured from 750 ml bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: Extremely dark coffee brown, almost black. Had a very good tan head up to 3/4 inch dissipating within 3-4 minutes leaving good lacing. My 2nd pint later had a good head that didn't last as long. Grade 3.25

Smell: Forgive my limited vocabulary but I found it to be at first slightly sweet with a noticeable toasty nut aroma. This was followed by a spicy almost resin after-scent. There may have been a bit of floral yeast in there too. Pleasant with a bit of bite. 2/3rd way through pint I picked up a bit of tannic astringency. Grade 3.0

Taste: Followed smell though toasty flavor added a bit of toasty caramel and very dark chocolate. It reminded me of 85% + dark chocolate. There was no bitter coffee flavor which I found to my approval as I am not a coffee drinker. The flavor smoothed out (even considering a tannins mentioned above) as the pint was consumed. Grade 3.25

Mouthfeel: Had a slight chewiness with a medium body and the carbonation felt low to moderate but proper for the taste. Grade 3.0

Overall: While not the "Badass" that Parish promised and not "Bursting" with bitter hops, I enjoyed the level of bitterness and the roasted malt.

To my reviewing criteria of anything rated 3 or above qualifies as "sure I'll have one" and would by it again given my mood, I give this an overall Grade of 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice solid black color, with a dark brown finger of frothy head. Laced good, good retention, dissipated to a small frothy ring. The armor had some heft chocolate notes, with roast and a pleasant citrus and piny, resinous hop note. Similar tastes to the arma with plenty chocolate and roast, with citrus and pine hops and a medium bitterness. Body was full, had some creamy textures and a pleasant finish.

All in all, really enjoyable. More like a hoppy stout almost. Not overly hoppy or overly stout-like. Will be getting bottles when they drop too.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a full inch of dark tan head that retains very well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Assertive hop aroma has big notes of citrus and pine plus a nice backing of chocolate from the dark roast. A bit of booziness sneaks in but doesn't hurt the overall profile. Also some caramel and coffee.

T- Flavor is a bit more medicinal as the hops clash with the malt and show no sign of the citrus or chocolate that's in the smell. That said, it is still smooth and has equal parts roast and bitterness. It's just not as invigorating in the taste as it is in the aroma. Alcohol is fairly well hidden and there's traces of vanilla sweetness.

M- Creamy and robust with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A decent stab at a Black IPA but, like other Parish offerings, it falls a bit short in the flavor department.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Floral with roasted malts and light chocolate. Dark brown to black with a quickly dissepating off white head. Floral grapefruit up front, malty sweetness with roasted malts. Sweet malt and grapefruit hop aftertaste.

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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Barley Oak as part of their LA Beer Week Event. Served in a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a jet black with a thin brownish head that fades relatively quickly, nice lacing and retention along the sides of my pint glass.

Smell: Hoppy up front with some piney and floral notes, a touch of citrus. Not very roasty as black IPAs often tend to be. Solid aroma overall.

Taste: Up front with hop bitterness, followed with a nice touch of chocolate which I didn't catch as much in the nose. Definitely some piney hop taste but a nice balance with roasted malt and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation without being too filling. Nice balance between sweetness and happiness, and drinks more like an IPA.

Overall: Very solid beer that I'm looking forward to seeing in bottles soon. Drinks more like an IPA than a stout, which is what I like in this style.

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Dr. Hoptagon from Parish Brewing Company
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