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Häffner Hopfenstopfer Comet IPA - Hotel-Gasthof Häffner Bräu

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Häffner Hopfenstopfer Comet IPA
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BA SCORE
84
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hotel-Gasthof Häffner Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clarknova on 02-13-2014)
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
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4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a one finger white head with decent retention and nice lacing. Very unique, hop-forward nose. I'm not familiar with any of the hops used (Hallertauer Comet, Hallertauer Saphir, Hallertauer Taurus), but they remind me a lot of stuff from New Zeland. Very pungent and perfumey with hints of citrus and subtle green onion. The taste is also very hop-forward and unique. Nice sweet caramel malt base adds balance to the resiny, tangy hops. Hints of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, grass, green onion, lemon, and orange peel. The mouthfeel is juicy, sharp, and tangy but extremely refreshing and drinkable, with great balance. Overall, this was a very pleasant surprise. Very unique and flavorful hops that I will definitely revisit.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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Photo of dcmchew
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours shiny light orange, small white bubbly head, lasts for a while but just some poor lacing remains.
Hops bring citrus in the smell (lemon, faint grapefruit) and some faint pine. There's also breadiness and a pilsener note in there too.
Bitter taste from start to finish, but not sacrificing other flavors. Mix of oranges, lemon and white bread in the start, developing into grapefruit, low caramel, grass and some pine. Leafy hops, pinch of salt, some woodiness (makes me think of kellerbier a tiny bit). Crispness lasts until the finish, there's also a more than mild bitterness lingering, not very clean.
A bit effervescent, watery at times. Refreshing, easy to drink.
Some new hops for me here, add the bready malts and a somewhat weird body, and the result seems more like a homemade experiment. Tasty enough tho, not bad.

Photo of berkshire413
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

picked up a bottle of this in Bonn, Germany. the lable stood out to me because there is no "IPA's" in Germany, at least i didnt see any at all where i was in west Germany. So i decided to bring one home with me. It was really fantastic. Very cloudy and hazy. nice carbonation and mouth feel. almost bready and chewy like a hefe, but crisp and juicy like an IPA should be. the hop notes were very very citrusy and earthy. little bit of pine and a nice amount of resins in there. really wish i had grabed two of these, next time i will. definately recomend trying this out if you come across them. Got mine in Bonn, Germany.

Häffner Hopfenstopfer Comet IPA from Hotel-Gasthof Häffner Bräu
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.