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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
81
good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: mentor on 10-17-2005

No notes at this time.
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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hacksaw99
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaymzto88
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Retroman40
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

I really had some high hopes for this one. Not exactly the hop bomb I was expecting. I bought the 22 at the Pizzeria and Public House just a couple weeks ago so I sure hope they aren't selling old IPA out of their own shop (I couldn't locate a date on the bottle but you'd think they'd be selling fresh stuff in their own house). Don't get me wrong, it's a fine beer. The taste however was dominated by the malt with hops in the background. I felt like I was drinking a mild English pale ale instead of a IIPA. Their website claims "Aggressive hops and noteworthy bitterness" - I got neither. At 8 bucks for the bomber it's a little too steep to not get what you expect.

Photo of delgotit99
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cjmccahill
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a mild sweetness from flavors of caramel and citrus followed by a strong but not over-powering piney hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a decent balance. A touch of an alcohol sting creeps in as well. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

Photo of LoganMc
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of themind
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of SmellTheGluv
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of countfenring18
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%

Photo of KevinmusPrime
3.76/5  rDev +5%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TheAnk
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of indianabeerman
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Hazy
3.76/5  rDev +5%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of KelseyGoldman
1.32/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of DaveM57
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Riggsenater
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of pheelingIt
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of thereal_adam
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark copper, hazy but clear, with a short white head, reducing quickly to a thin white film and extensive lacing.

S - Big hop, with floral and slightly medicinal pine, and a malty honey note.

T - Following the nose, but with a strong bitter line from start to finish, coupled with a solid malt backbone to produce a floral honey taste that is somewhat reminiscent of a honey throat drop.

M - Decent carbonation, but hop oil does build and the drying is considerable. No sign of the high alcohol content.

O - Certainly a drinkable brew, and a powerful, floral hop explosion that couples nicely with its honey and malt counterpoint. Good, but not spectacular, and not necessarily something of which I'm looking to drink a full bomber.

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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New Albanian Hoptimus IPA from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
81 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.