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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

191 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | 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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rinhaak

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -27.6%

A bizarre DIPA, New Albanian's Hoptimus iPA is extremely malty with a very odd flavor profile. Quite herbal, syrupy, and even a bit medicinal, there are flavors of earth, dirt, grass, soap, and bleach. Quite possibly one of the most unappealing DIPAs I've tasted.

08-31-2012 03:32:22 | More by rinhaak
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ajanesz

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-14-2012 00:52:43 | More by ajanesz
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-07-2012 16:36:31 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-02-2012 19:17:11 | More by freewill35
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IBSRJOE

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-18-2012 14:47:23 | More by IBSRJOE
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Mark000

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-07-2012 02:50:58 | More by Mark000
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.38/5  rDev -33.7%

A: Pours a bright, clear gold with a thin, creamy white mousse that doesn't stick around all that long.

S: Malty aromas of caramel, biscuit, and butterscotch fill the nose. Mild, grassy hop scents and alcohol emerge later, but remain obscured by heavy malt scents.

T: Notes of caramel, cream, butterscotch, biscuit, sage, mint, basil, parsley, straw, grass, damp hay, and lemon rind wash across the palate. The finish is oddly herbal and sticky with notes of caramel, butterscotch, basil, and lemon rind underscored by peppery, prickly alcohol.

M: Medium-bodied, sticky, and resinous in the mouth. This ale is definitely undercarbonated for the style. Alcohol is initially subtle, but becomes distracting on the finish.

O: This is a truly bizarre DIPA. I feel that the brewers were trying to come up with a new twist on the style, but it never really came together. An unappealing nose, taste, and texture make this ale very difficult to drink. Giving this an overall rating of 2.5 is probably a bit generous on my part. I will not be revisiting this beer.

07-03-2012 12:26:46 | More by mrfrancis
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mtrain237

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-30-2012 22:11:50 | More by mtrain237
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cwd

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-16-2012 17:08:55 | More by cwd
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mkdeezy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-16-2012 01:19:22 | More by mkdeezy
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Jaldama

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-01-2012 18:10:33 | More by Jaldama
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +39.3%

05-20-2012 06:27:53 | More by CEDAMA
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-24-2012 02:00:42 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice thick head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves some ok lacing.

S- Smell is a bit of pine hops and a pretty strong bready malt back bone. Pretty tame.

T- A great amount of hop bitterness. Quite a bit of pine resin and a strong malt back bone. A bit of alcohol is present.

M- Pretty sticky and oily. Medium in body and nice carbonation.

O- Not too bad at all.

04-15-2012 01:19:18 | More by nrbw23
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jtd335

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-03-2012 18:49:37 | More by jtd335
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barczar

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Clear copper color with a minimal cream head that lingers and forms a solid ring around the rim.

Bready caramel malt, floral hop with a hint of citrus.

Heavy sweet malt flavor, with a muted hint of citrus, and a somewhat bitter finish.

Fairly heavy, syrupy body with somewhat low carbonation.

Overall a bit malty and lacking hop flavor for the style.

04-02-2012 01:18:40 | More by barczar
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Shibbykaiyai

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

I bought this on a recent trip to Indianapolis at Capitol Liquors downtown.

It pours a nice, deep golden color, kinda cloudy, with some head with a good pour.

A very good tasting brew, strong but yet flavorful. I hope some time in the near future that this makes it up my way in Michigan.

03-30-2012 03:47:42 | More by Shibbykaiyai
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-29-2012 01:04:28 | More by MSandahl23
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ericalexander

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

03-22-2012 21:20:05 | More by ericalexander
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Cheezus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-20-2012 03:20:04 | More by Cheezus
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-15-2012 03:34:07 | More by Docrock
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catfan2000

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-11-2012 21:46:55 | More by catfan2000
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Auracom

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -10%

22 oz. bottle purchased at one of the Sahara Marts in Bloomington, IN. Poured into a C&B tulip on February 19th, 2012.

A - Hazy, deep golden coloring. One-finger's worth of a cream-colored head. Bleh retention but good lacing. Against light I see (what appears to be) yeast particulates floating around.

S - Lemon shortbread, touch of some other fruit juice, overripe grapefruit, caramel corn, and faint alcohol.

T - A bit generic. Citrus, light malt profile, and a hop backing that starts at mid-palate and continues to strengthen all the way through the finish. I swear there is some sort of a stronger yeast implementation here, as I'm getting a touch of peppercorn and spice.

M - Light-medium body, high carbonation, lightly creamy feel, and a gritty finish.

D - Not a bad one in the nose, but the taste was a letdown. Whatever yeast is in here is a bit odd and the other notes are simply too... simple.

02-21-2012 16:46:53 | More by Auracom
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-07-2012 22:53:15 | More by rapayn01
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-07-2012 17:17:48 | More by headyhopzhead
New Albanian Hoptimus IPA from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
82 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.