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Hop Head India Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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Hop Head India Pale AleHop Head India Pale Ale

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very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-13-2003

Over a decade ago, we brewed one of the most innovative IPA's in Craft Brewing. To this day, our award winning IPA is the benchmark for Real IPA's...as our saying goes "Drink Real Ale Cause Bud Is Just For Smoking"! Hop Head is full bodied and loaded with hops, delivering a distinct taste and aroma.
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Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 125
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the LCBO back in The Loo.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, fluffy, off-white head with very good retention. Clear burnt orange in color with lower levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. Splotchy wisp remains and leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass. Good looking beer for sure.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, honeydew melon, toffee and some floral hops on the nose. Bold enough.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel, melon flavors, then some bitter-sweet flavors after the swallow. Medium but lingering aftertaste of sweet caramel and toffee, decent hop bitterness and floral flavors. English in style for sure, with a solid malt backbone.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating.

OVERALL: Solid beer. Nothing worth writing home about, but a good English style IPA that's easy to drink. Enjoyable and worth drinking for sure. Pretty good looking too. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A : crisp golden amber, 1/2 finger of really white head which dissipated pretty quick and left nice lacing

S : potent hops, piney, citrus, pineapple and some banana, well balanced

T : starts off fast with a strong slap of delicious hops and citrus into a sweet and then slightly bitter finish

M : creamy and easy flowing, full bodied and well carbonated

O : I suspected i would enjoy this when i saw the name but it exceeded my expectations. Very pleasant aroma and taste combination of hops and citrus. This is my first time trying anything from Tree and i am just upset that i only bought the one bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 mL bottle poured into tulip, colour is a bright orange gold, cap of white soapy head, pretty good retention and lacing that sticks around. 3.75

S – sweet grapefruit citrus, honey, some subtle pine notes, pleasant citrus notes, bright florals. nice caramel toffee notes. I imagine it would be brighter if a little fresher, this has a bit of dankness. 3.5

T – sweet caramel malts with dry grapefruit, clean toasty biscuit, with some slight drying floral and piney notes coming in on the end. Full citrus, pear, lemon, some nutiness and cherry, all fairly tight and not that deep, some graininess with carbonation, the finish is dry, crisp and biscuit with some lingering citrus. 4

M – moderate body, good amount of malty body, plenty of carbonation with a bit of a souring bitter kick. Easily sessionable, enough bitterness to keep it fairly balanced. 3.5

Makes me want to try it really fresh, feel this has put on some age on the trip to the lcbo here. Still a pleasant though standard citrusy IPA, some pine and spiciness to it, wouldnt mind some more hops in it. I’d like to see how it is fresh, but with some improving local IPAs Im more inclined to head for that direction.

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Hop Head India Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
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