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Hop Logic - High Water Brewing

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85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High Water Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop Logic Imperial IPA is brewed for the true "Hop Head." The nose bursts with fresh hop aromas while the palate is balanced with just enough bitterness to linger without overwhelming the more subtle among the hops flavors. The winning equation is – five quality malts plus five flavorful hops equals one fine beer! Sounds logical to us.

(Beer added by: Wowcoolman on 06-20-2013)
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ssteakley

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruity smell, fabulous hoppy color,, very balanced taste, the bitter is very much there but quiets on the finish. Very classy IPA, is that the Imperial? Pretty Imperial to me. I usually do not pay $8 for a 22 ounce bottle but I am glad to get this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 02:34:53 | More by ssteakley
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2014 19:31:45 | More by aquazr1
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber colour, some lightness to it. Head is pale beige/cream-coloured. Big bubbles but settles into good nodules of foam with nice lace trails left behind. Looks pretty nice.

Smells hugely hoppy. Mega-citric with notes of pine bark and resin, and spicy edge to that resin. Bit too much, it just smells overly intense and hoppy.

Tastes a bit old, actually. Didn't expect that from the amount of hops on the nose. But honey, sweetness, slight touch of flat cardboard, in fact and yeah, vanilla and cinnamon. At the back are definite hops - citric and slightly resinous, but it overall tastes a bit flat and almost old, despite the hop presence which is there. Just subdued.

Decent body, not much hop pull. Feels quite bitty, almost solid. Quite nice though.

Drinks alright, but doesn't really emphasise enough of its decent characters.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 06:54:06 | More by laituegonflable
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-08-2014 15:57:13 | More by GClarkage
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-30-2014 17:22:20 | More by Marco_Gtz
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JonNunes

Nevada

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-29-2014 00:32:04 | More by JonNunes
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-26-2014 22:33:00 | More by dataylor21
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber purchased from Jane's Beer Store in Mountain View, CA, where the guy called this his "Pliny-killer". Brought back to Sydney where I shared it with Sam.

Lovely clear but deep golden colour with a very fine head that leaves some messy lace. Body is fine, but thick, holding a lot of static carbonation. Really, it looks very good for the style.

Nose is also pretty nice, but perhaps lacking the brightness and intensity of the best examples. There is a really nice rounded orange citrus note that works with the light malt sweetness. Some vague toffee characters help structure it, giving the hop notes a bit more basis.

Taste is very decent, with some nice balance to it. There's a solid toffee-sugar focused basis through the centre of the palate, but lifted by a nice citric hop character that gives it freshness. It does stay pretty flat, without a huge amount of complexity, but that's nice in a way: it has a dichotomous quality to it, with the malt and the hops each very individual, but each contributing to the beer as a whole.

Feel is nice. Very fine and sleek.

Overall, is this a Pliny-killer? Not by a long shot. And that comes from someone who doesn't consider Pliny one of the better American IPAs out there. This is indeed a very solid addition to the IPA oeuvre, but it really doesn't expand or redefine the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 06:26:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Databrew

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-22-2014 21:52:36 | More by Databrew
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Vlaminck

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-18-2014 01:43:37 | More by Vlaminck
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MrGone

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-08-2014 06:38:48 | More by MrGone
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mrchrisray

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-13-2014 00:56:34 | More by mrchrisray
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-31-2014 01:37:09 | More by Beerswag
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-19-2014 14:08:17 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Matchews

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-19-2014 17:39:58 | More by Matchews
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T_Hass

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-18-2014 05:31:41 | More by T_Hass
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-10-2014 22:12:23 | More by Mattias
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Idportu

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-03-2014 23:01:03 | More by Idportu
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bvermilion

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-18-2013 07:06:05 | More by bvermilion
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RangnaR

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-05-2013 15:19:09 | More by RangnaR
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

10-24-2013 13:20:44 | More by IPAchris
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Johnny69

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-19-2013 02:00:53 | More by Johnny69
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Mages64

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Bottleworks. Poured into a duvel snifter/tulip. Nice tight head and a great smell and great color. Hay, amber/yellow, not cloudy, and a white head. Mild lacing. Obviously a large beer. Smells of grapefruit, resin, pine and weed. Tastes of maltiness, caramel, honey and cake along with hoppy bitterness. Finish is long and bitter without being stupidly drying. Mouthfeel is full and sticky. Overall this was a welcome surprise and a beer I'll be seeking out when I need my imperial hoppy fix.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 07:52:13 | More by Mages64
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-13-2013 08:12:53 | More by largadeer
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Hop Logic from High Water Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.