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Hop Cakes - NoDa Brewing Company

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Hop Cakes
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bung on 03-03-2013)
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by oberon:
Photo of oberon
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a tulip glass a duller medium golden with a thinner but lacey white head atop.Herbal and oeverripe tropical fruit -like hops dominate the nose with not any maple syrup notes the hops were large and in charge though.Big hops with note being overly sweet on the palate wich was great,tropical fruits with a touch of herb with only light sugary sweetness and alcohol,not getting the maple syrup though,maybe a hint in the back end.Love this beer,anytime you can find a DIPA that's not saturated in caramel/sugary sweetness it's a good thing,really like this beer.

oberon, Mar 23, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Mantooth, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dailyminefield, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Revolution. Standard bright gold pour, thin layer of white head laces nicely.

Aroma, big floral and citrus hops. Faint bread or more biscuit in the background.

Taste, citrus, especially grapefruit. Pine is pretty light. Faint malty background. Tastes more like a straight ipa, a very nice ipa though.

Maybe medium bodied, very easy drinking. For the size this is insanely easy to drink, little alcohol presence.
Brewed with maple syrup, not sure what it did other than give some color. This is a real nice ipa in a dipa name.

Bung, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

dvmin98, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

KevinGordon, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Bluescooter, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jbriggs7, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Daktah
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured bright gold with about of finger of white head and good lacing. Smell is great out of the gate - lots of citrus and sweetness with a touch of more earthy notes. Fantastic smell, but nothing to signal syrup. Taste was exactly what I expected after that nose - citrus, a touch of pine, some tropical fruit as well. Still no syrup. Light bodied for a DIPA, but that's where the beer style for this one gets a little confusing. I taste nowhere near 10.0% in this this one. I would peg this as a great IPA with around 7.5% or 8.0% alcohol. Very easy drinking and much lighter than I expected - DIPA made with maple syrup painted a much darker, slow-drinking picture for me.

Great beer that I hope becomes a regular rotating/seasonal offering.

Daktah, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

HopDropTheElder, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

bcp5296d, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Brewman123, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

2dogbrew, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

inspektor, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very modest head though it leaves a surprising amount of splashy lace

Smell: Piney hops buttressed by a hint of caramel

Taste: Caramel with a hint of maple in the backbone; by mid-palate, the piney hops grow bold and pithy bringing bitterness to the finish; in the aftertaste, the sweeter tones linger

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: When I heard this had maple syrup, I was a bit concerned but the maple is very subtle here; just a well-brewed DIPA

brentk56, Mar 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Love this beer they make it once a year and I am always in line for a taste. Yummy.

bo7712, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

markgugs, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

rabiddawg, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Guitars_and_beer, Mar 26, 2014
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Tgmckinn, Mar 18, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

draft at beet study in chapel hill.

dark yellowish/orange color with a nice head. smell is very hoppy and a bit citrusy...hops much more prevalent than the citrus. taste is huge on piney goodness....a ton of hops here to balance out the maple syrup that was added and the beer doesnt taste sweet almost at all,...just a tad on the back end. just an amazing beer for 10.2% (undetectable) perfect body for an IPA with good carbonation.

overall one of noda's best and a top 5 NC IPA in my book. great job guys

Axnjxn, Mar 11, 2014
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Wolberjs, Mar 22, 2014
Hop Cakes from NoDa Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.