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Hop Riot IPA - High Water Brewing

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
High Water Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop Riot IPA is our flagship beer. Brewed in the American IPA style with a definitive "Left Coast" attitude. We brew our IPA with an aggressive bittering level which is complimented and balanced by a defined malt backbone. Our final signature is the dry hop step where fresh hops are immersed in the finished beer to provide the floral and citrus aromas of our IPA, a Hop Riot indeed.

7.3% ABV 73 IBU

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-05-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BeerBeast, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

InfernoBoss, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Alek, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a deep clean orange pour with a finger of head, nice amount of lacing. the aroma of hops is incredible on this one. floral, pine, grapefruit.. with a very sweet malty profile. bitter pine and earth notes up front, a mellow grassy overall flavor to this, with a basic malt profile.. a bit of a hint of booze is present, which is surprising because i don't remember their DIPA tasting like alcohol. medium body, barely any carbonation.. sticky on the lips.

a decent ipa to relax after a stressful day of work. nothing out of the ordinary, but still a really nice hop aroma throughout the session.

facundoCNB, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

RoryOMoore, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

scootsmal, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

cletusdog, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

prisdefer, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Paige, Dec 22, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

recommended to me, but left me unconvinced. poured an orange-gold color with a tiny head. the serious lack of carbonation is evident at this point, but the aromas are inviting. nice elements of mango, pine, and floral notes in this flavorful nose. across the palate i get initial sweetness at the front, with some bittering elements finishing the beer. the flatness turned me off big time; feels like yesterday's half-empty growler. admittedly, i crave a highly carbonated drink - beer, wine, water, whatever - as the bubbles enhance my drinking experience every time. i also noticed a bit of a tea-like tannic hit at the end, too. don't know if this is off, but i don't think i'll revisit it any time soon.

dannydetox, Dec 13, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled:unk

Pours amber with a couple fingers of light tan foam. Smells of pine, resin, bitter matls, some special B, some smells of crackers and biscuit. Tastes bitter with good malty character with some pine and a nice grapefruit. Very drinkable. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a standard fnish. Very drinkable, not upper eschelon

harrymel, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

profondo, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

uustal, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ek_ek, Aug 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

creez, Aug 07, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber picked up at City Beer. Dark gold, white head, nice heavy lace.

Smell is strong, earthy hops, some citrus, especially as it warms.

Taste is loads of hops, citrus, wood, moderate bitterness. The orange drink comes out as it warms.

Mouthfeel is slippery, medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is fine. Solid IPA, and wholly forgettable. I'm not a fan of the British style, which this flirts with too much for my taste.

ccrida, Aug 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

RamiKviatkovsky, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

eawolff99, Jul 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ambruns1979, Jul 19, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear light honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with some malt flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mild tropical presence in the aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

MickeyHops, Jun 28, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with think steady beige head. Deep orange hard candy nose with some resin underneath.
Marmalade, burnt sugar, and a bit of bread crust that backs up gooey orange rind and sap hops.
Hint of cantaloupe to end and chalky linger. Medium, sticky and chewy, a bit of burn.

A good reference point for a Cali IPA - plenty of sticky hops which get more orangey as it opens. But it's a bit too bitter and hot to be drinkable which, at this ABV, shouldn't really be the case. A watching-sports beer that's nothing to chase.

Thanks to Chris for bringing this from SF.

StJamesGate, Jun 15, 2012
Hop Riot IPA from High Water Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.