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Hop For Teacher - Fountain Square Brewing Co.

Hop For Teacher
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.6%


Brewed by:
Fountain Square Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JamesS on 10-20-2011)
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Reviews by rangel2:
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rangel2

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Chatham Tap.

Golden in color. Nice finger and a half of egg white head that clung to the glass for dear life as the beer emptied.

Aroma is strongly sweeter malts, with some citrus poking through.

Taste is nice approachable hops up front, some citrus, faint grapefruit. Then it bolts into a bready malt backdrop, followed by the crisp, drinkable, mildly hopped finish, with delicate bitter apple in there.

Mouthfeel was good, thinner, but it made the beer super drinkable.

Not sure of the ABV on this one, but it felt sessionable. Just one of those beers you'll pick up and drink... and really dig.

Overall, a great start from the good people over at FSB. Hop for Teacher is nicely balanced, a little on the maltier side, but extremely drinkable -- and approachable for those not into radical amounts of hoppiness. Look forward to reviewing more of their work. Good stuff guys. Will have you on tap soon!

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2011 21:41:10 | More by rangel2
More User Reviews:
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hop_devil

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

02-21-2014 21:37:15 | More by hop_devil
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear gold with a thick, creamy white head.

S: Aromas of biscuit, caramel, lemon, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, and pine are present on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, herbs, pine, spruce, cream, caramel, and biscuits are pronounced and relatively easy to distinguish. The finish is bitter and resinous, presenting the drinker with notes of citrus and pine underscored by faint biscuit and caramel flavors.

M: Medium in body and a bit slick. There is a distinctly resinous feel that develops the longer the beer is held in the mouth. Carbonation is firm and prickly.

O: This is not a bad pale ale by any means. It would definitely make a pleasant warm weather beer. I could also see it being a good introduction to hoppier styles for craft beer neophytes.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 16:41:33 | More by mrfrancis
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AMac22

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-15-2014 16:47:43 | More by AMac22
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pleasant clear amber, with limited carbonation and lackluster lace.

Nose is crisp citrus hops. I get some grainy malts there, too, somehow. Either way, solid.

Taste is nicely hoppy (as the name implies), with plenty of citrus, grapefruit, and pine tones. It must be noted that this one also features a firm malt presence underneath the hops.

This is a very fair and balanced American pale ale -- plenty of crisp hops to appease even the most die-hard IPA nuts, and more than sessionable. Nice work!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 21:03:49 | More by secondtooth
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- Pours a very hazy, deep orange in color. The body is not only hazy, but lots of visible particles are suspended in the beer. Small, 1.5 finger head forms, retains a little while, and laces very well.

S- Pretty aggressive in the hops department for an APA. Hops are mostly citrus in nature with a little bit of pine flavor in there. Pretty much all hops all the way through.

T- Where have all the hops gone? Hops from the scent are hard to find. I would say the hops flavor in the taste is about half of what was on the scent. Also unlike the scent, hops in the taste are nearly all very bitter pine flavors with little to no citrus flavor to be had. Maybe a hint of underlying light malt base, but very small.

M- Medium carbonation like most other APA's, but much thicker feeling on the tongue. Easy to drink.

Overall, not a very good pale ale. The good hop profile on the scent is nowhere in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 20:36:16 | More by boilermakerbrew
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mwade5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-31-2013 19:43:13 | More by mwade5
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ChrisWashington

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-22-2013 04:14:01 | More by ChrisWashington
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thegrimone

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-10-2013 03:29:27 | More by thegrimone
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-06-2013 00:07:11 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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instinct2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-07-2013 02:35:54 | More by instinct2
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-03-2013 12:43:02 | More by fredmugs
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cold from the tap at an Indianapolis pizza joint. Poured to a super tall mug, a semi opaque copper with a finger and a half super foamy white, long lasting head with nice retention leaving lace to the rim.

Fairly subtle aroma of grassy hops and faint caramel malts.

Light bodied, big carbonation, bitter hop bite upon the first sip, grassy hops, subtle butterscotch (?) drops, not much else.

Drinkable, but not something I'm writing home about.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 21:21:57 | More by robwestcott
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-25-2013 00:08:09 | More by freewill35
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-02-2013 03:29:11 | More by MidwestBA
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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-22-2013 12:08:33 | More by Theniz
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dmgeng

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A recommended Indianapolis pale ale.

A - Beautiful deep gold, orange color with course white head. Good lacing. Very clear.

S - Nice citrus hop nose. Light malt and grain smell after the hops.

T - Nice citrus hops. Complimenting malt flavor. Very balanced and crisp. Nice hop bitterness.

M - Light mouth-feel. Has some bitterness but is mostly clean on the finish. Perfect carbonation.

Overall, a solid APA with a lighter body and balanced flavor. Good hops and the nice graininess makes for a great summer pale ale. A showcase of the beer that Indianapolis has to offer. I would suggest giving it a try. Probably not the best pale ale in the world but is pretty tasty.

Glass- Boston Lager Glass

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 22:51:31 | More by dmgeng
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-01-2013 23:31:24 | More by tdmccarthy
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-28-2013 21:10:59 | More by Boilerfood
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-27-2013 22:48:41 | More by mpayne5
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-25-2013 02:58:11 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-17-2013 02:38:05 | More by MSandahl23
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BeerGut4Life

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-12-2013 23:52:07 | More by BeerGut4Life
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jkrich

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This ale recently made its appearance at a local beer store. The label has an instruction to serve the ale at 37 degrees but no freshness date.
The ale poured a bright and clear gold/orange hue with very little head retention.
The aroma was very mild with some vague but clean citrusy aroma.
This is a nice, refreshing ale with a pleasant hop bitterness dominating. I only wish the hop had a little more citrus in the flavor. As the hop subsides, there is a faint, buttery malt flavor on the palate that lingers before the hop bitters return.
The body was rather thin with a clean and slick mouth feel. The carbonation was surprisingly restrained.
This is a flavorful, refreshing ale that could have been even better with a more complex hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 23:26:22 | More by jkrich
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-11-2013 21:39:43 | More by visualmartyr
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Hop For Teacher from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.