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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

194 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 194
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

rudabegga9, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

ToddBeans, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Knoxrb12, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

beerhast, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

AndrewMichael, Jan 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

guytyping, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

imbuckeye, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

target88, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

BTFU, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

fleurdelou, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Cynic-ale, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

end_27, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

thampel09, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

davemathews68, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

adam47150, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

anhigdon, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

DeeMalloy, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours hazy orange amber just a thin film of fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Nice aroma, lots of crisp lemongrass, light pine, a little dank, fresh bread, orange juice, lime zest.
T - Definitely a powerful brew, but rather balanced, lots of pine, some grapefruit, toasted bread, caramel, pie crust, and some big assertive bitterness.
M - The bitterness gets to be a little bit too much at first, then backs off, definitely feel the alcohol here.
O - Not bad, I was hoping for a little more, but its rather balanced, if you like lots of bitterness, this will definitely fill your needs.

Omnium, Sep 18, 2013
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2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

32 oz. growler filled several days ago, poured into a NB snifter.

A - Beer pours a light copper. A one-inch head of very loose, sudsy foam dissipates quickly, but not completely; the last 10% takes awhile longer to burst and disappear. A ring of thick, foamy lace is left around the glass, with a very fine sheen on the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a subdued apricot orange and just slightly hazy.

S - Nose is soft and subtle. Tropical notes up front with dry pine wood in the background. Lightly toasted malts with caramel and bits of toffee emerge. Traces of alcohol are present.

T - Malt profile just like the nose leads, but is quickly washed away by the hops. Hops in the taste profile are rather indistinct - bitter, earthy herb/floral and woody to start, but sliding into more of the soft tropical fruits with hints of orange rind in the finish. ABV is pretty well hidden. Overall quality seems lacking. In fact, the back-end of the finish produces almost a aspirin-like medicinal taste that's rather metallic.

M - Fizzy, but carbonation is on the light side. Thin body - on the edge of watery. Structure is lacking sufficient backbone for a DIPA. Components are acceptably integrated. Finish lingers on the middle of the tongue; on the dry side.

O - A pretty nondescript beer all around, it seems what makes this a Double is only the higher ABV. It's thin, but it's also not a serious hop bomb requiring increased malt sugars for balance (which it doesn't have). It's essentially a high ABV IPA that favors a rougher bitter taste over grapefruit-citrus. If that's your thing, give it a try, but it's not a beer I will look for in the future.

BuckeyeSlim, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ryanpj, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TequilaTom, Aug 22, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz. Bottle into DFH "IPA Glassware"

Appearance - A clear, yet muddy amber hue, with an off white, lingering head (1/2").

Aroma - Sweet, almost funky, malt. Slight pine/fruity aromas.

Taste - Follows the nose... Sweet malt, very slight bitterness from the hop aroma. Tastes almost like chewing on raw malt with hop leaves scattered throughout.

Mouthfeel - It's a little too watery for me. Needs more carbonation.

Overall - Tastes like something I brewed at Engine 15 but had to pay for instead of getting paid to do. I wouldn't drink it again.

KVNBGRY, Aug 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Dmkaz, Jul 28, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

gspeicher, Jul 26, 2013
New Albanian Hoptimus IPA from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
82 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.