Hop Storm IPA - BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a draft into an imperial pint glass at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery in Culver City, Calif. About a finger of head when I got it. Color was honey golden pale. Fluffy white lacing on the top. Really good looking film - white, soapy and foamy - that lasted throughout the pour.
Smelled citrus hops, a mixture of tangerine and lemon. Wet, caramel malts as well.
Initially the taste was worse than the smell. More grainy and rough. Caramel malts mixed with citrus hops. Bitter finish in the tongue after. Got used to it more later. A very poor man’s Double Jack.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I would definitely try it again if it’s in the BJ’s near my place.
Serving type: on-tap
05-23-2012 05:20:22 | More by BucannonXC5
2.2/5 rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
On-tap at BJ's Brea
A: The pour is a hazy amber/copper color, a bit too dark for my liking when it comes to an IPA. A finger or so worth of khaki colored head.
S: The nose starts off nicely with some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. That's about where the pleasantries end. After that I get some bubblegum, very sweet caramel malt, and toffee.
T: Intensely sweet to begin, and things don't change too much. There's a weird spice flavor like cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of sweet, caramel malt and toffee. There's a bit of bitterness, but not a very pleasant one.
M: The body is medium to full with the carbonation a bit on the low side for an IPA.
D: This was pretty awful, especially for something that should be easy to do, like an IPA. No real hop character to speak of...
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2010 05:48:27 | More by womencantsail
Hop Storm IPA from BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.