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New Albanian Hoptimus IPA - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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New Albanian Hoptimus IPANew Albanian Hoptimus IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mentor on 10-17-2005)
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GreenWBush

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at proper temperature at wonderful Rich O's/New Albanian Brewing Company in Southern Indiana in a snifter, no less.

This one comes to me an attractive, dingy bronze with some floatiness. No significant head production, but a respectable lace trail.

Nose is a brilliant actualization between twangy, high-alpha acid hops and earthy, woody old-world hops and a great 'english bitter on steroids' malt bill.

The taste is something akin to hop iced-tea! I couldn't believe the amount of green flavors in here as well as the intense duality of old and new world hoppiness. Has a bit of a twangy, herbal or chlorrophyl thing going on that detracts a bit from the overall package.

The mouthfeel is quite silky and the hop burps make this a very addictive tipple. The spice/herbal thing dissapates by the end thankfully. Very good...and man do these guys have some balls putting this directly up against some of the world's finest draft beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2006 21:01:52 | More by GreenWBush
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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My first New Albanian beer the last time I saw this was in Northern Kentucky last summer, I couldn't decide on one of these compared to their amazing selection. Appears deep caramel amber with a nice off white khaki head forming thick leaving behind fine even speckled lacing. Aromatics herbal pine, citrus pith, and crushed aspirin very floral perfume like hop notes underlying caramelized malts play a supporting role. Flavor earthy citrus bitter notes big malts expose themselves, hop burps are present after a few sips I can't believe it has 100 IBUs. 8 bucks for a 22 ounce bottle this was well worth it!!! Earthy, pine coat the palate more of the citrus/crushed aspirin alpha acid inspired notes hit the palate very straight on leaving a bit of residual sweetness there's some caramel malts to balance it out. Mouthfeel is big drinks like a bigger DIPA or barleywine, take your time and share this one with a mate or two. Carbonation is a bit low hard time carrying this big brew across the palate. Overall, I've had much better BIG IPAs, this needs some work!!!

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New Albanian Hoptimus IPA from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
82 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.