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Hoppin' Cretin IPA - Tofino Brewing Company

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Hoppin' Cretin IPAHoppin' Cretin IPA

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tofino Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A tawny straw colored IPA with a hop forward nose that gives off an aromatic bouquet of citrus and mango. This beer has been hopped heartily at all stages of the brewing process and packs enough punch to satisfy any fan of the IPA style the West Coast has become known for in recent years. It is lighter in body with an extremely dry finish. There’s no stoppin’ the cretins from hoppin’.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 09-22-2011)
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Reviews by ronhocker:
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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from a growler poured fresh at the brewery in Tofino, driven back to Ucluelet to the hotel and consumed nightly.

This was the best of their three beers they had on tap. The others have a ways to go to get up to typical US micro standards. This is a new brewery so I'm sure it will improve.

The Appearance was a copper orange hue, decent head retention.

Smell is good, some citra hops likely going on here.

Taste is good, southern california style IPA, lots of hop flavor, medium agressive bitterness.

Overall a decent beer and the best one they currently make.

ronhocker, Sep 05, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

cam477, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

chickenm, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of BGDrock
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: cloudy tangerine with an off-white head that doesn't stick around

Aroma: bright pineapple; some orange, apricot, but mostly tropical fruit and a touch of pine

Taste & Mouthfeel: taste is dominated by resin bitterness that's more pith than pine - not my preference; the fruitiness of the aroma is almost completely lost in the flavour, but there's enough to provide a certain level of balance; good carbonation and medium body spot on for the style; midway through, the fruity aspect of the hops has asserted itself and struck great parity with the pine aspects of the hops (which has also mellowed) - turning out to be a solid balance of flavour

Overall: a little patience and you'll be enjoying this one - strong flavours overall and the touch of tropical fruit make it a little more interesting than the average IPA

BGDrock, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

JonnyBeers, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Tmappin, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

CWVegas, May 24, 2014
Photo of Rutager
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear orange-amber with two fingers of cream coloured head that leaves some great lacing behind.

Smell. Big grapefruit and tropical fruits, some nice toasted grainy malts and a little cedar.

Taste. Toasted grainy malts, bitter yellow grapefruit, pineapple and mango, floral hops and a little cedar. Bitter grapefruit rind finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium_ body, medium-low carbonation. Smooth and creamy feel.

Overall. Absolutely blows the Tuff Session that I had the other night out of the frickin' water. Really enjoyed this one.

Rutager, Mar 03, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -6.8%

urbs76, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

7.5% ABV
A: amb with orange hints. Translucent.
S: pine needles! cut grass, Grapefruit rind. Deep, direct, intense.
T: a big beer with a long lingering finish. Very bitter on the finish. Like biting into a fresh grapefruit. The flavour isn't very complex but what is there is massive... and likable.
M: full bodied
O: For me, this is right on the edge of the alcohol level for a straight IPA. This is one Brute of a beer. A "Gene Kiniski" amidst a mat-full of "Eric Froehlic" IPAs. Beware of the Roy McClarty-esque "sleeper-hold" it can put on you.

EspressoGuy, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

ThirstyDutchman, Sep 16, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to FondueVoodoo for this one.

Poured from a 650ml bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours a honey coolred body, strong 3 finger head that isn't going anywhere. Just slathers the side with lacing. Smell is very piney with citrus flesh. Flavor is bicsuity, pine, bitter orange, mild grapefruit and sweet tinge but hops overtake it lays a nice bitterness. Starts clean and works its way up. Tasty indeed.

papat444, May 05, 2014
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy apricot with a tight micro foam head, some minimal retention.

S: Big and bold pine resin with sweet musky melon, citrus juice and earthiness. The hops are front and centre, simple and direct but evened out with candy sugar.

T: Hoppy bitters with pine resin and grapefruit pith. Fresh citrus notes with rock candy sugar that compliments the bitters. Finishes with a mild numbing on the palate reminiscent of cloves but lingers fresh pine needles.

M: Medium light, easily drinkable and refreshing with low carbonation.

O: Bold pine notes and an easy drinker, fresh and uncomplicated - like Tofino caught in a bottle.

FondueVoodoo, Mar 17, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tofino Brewing's 'Hoppin'Cretin IPA' @ 7.5% , served on tap at the 4th Island BEER Fest , and numerous 650 ml bottles purchased for around $6 each

A-pour is gold from the tap/bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a small white head leaving a sticky lace along the pint/taster

S-sweet PNW rain forest

T-crisp & clean tasting PNW IPA , bit dry in the finish

MF-ok/good carbonation , feels big bodied , big lingering dryness on the palate

Ov-good beer , decent BC IPA

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Thishops4u, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

bumchilly25, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Derek, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

StanV, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

smekermann, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

RXUYDC, Aug 26, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Alibi Room, Vancouver.

Hazy blonde with white film that speckles.
Big orange and mango nose.
Butter cookie malts with pile of orange, light Pinesol and lemon zest hops.
Floral ending and minty linger.
Lt-med, oily, soft.

Proper citrus hops but still drinkable, without punishing bitterness. Brighter and easier than Fat Tug. Go-to choice for a sessionable BC IPA.

StJamesGate, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Erik-P, Mar 25, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

Wajohnst, Oct 26, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hoppin Cretin IPA pours a bright copper with nice head. Great hoppy aroma, citrus, some pine and fresh cut grass and just a bit estery malt. The flavor is hoppy with a slick, almost soapy character. The malt backbone is there, with a nice rounded sweetness. Overall a good IPA, I look forward to filling growlers at the brewery next time I'm there.

ericj551, Feb 12, 2013
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Hoppin' Cretin IPA from Tofino Brewing Company
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