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Hop Rush - Four Horsemen Brewing Company

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75
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 22.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Horsemen Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 06-14-2012)
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Reviews by blackcompg:
Photo of blackcompg
3.98/5  rDev +25.9%

Poured from their 12oz bottle, 6pk purchased for $10.99 in Paw Paw MI

Appearance - Wow, pours a gorgeous hazy ruby amber color, the head takes nearly 20 seconds to form, about a finger of soft tan foam slowly forms, laces at the beginning but the cap eventually dissipates, ending the lacing

Smell - Big floral hops, tropical fruits, warm toffee.

Taste - Starts with a blend of prominent tropical fruit, ripe plum and heavy floral hops, mid sip there is a very interesting touch of salted dark toffee, and it works really well here. The light salt brings a juiciness to the tropical and dark fruits here. After this the floral hops gently bitter and dry out giving way to grapefruit pith, sour plumskin, pollen and dried flowers. The 9% provides a complimentary warmth vs taste.

Mouthfeel - Nearly medium, this is extremely slick and juicy, and somewhat mouth coating, an almost creamy mouthfeel. Carb is on the lower side, and really let's the juiciness and light salted toffee assert themselves.

Overall - This is a floral hop bomb for sure. The darker fruits and salted toffee make this far different from most dipa's, but the huge floral hops and bitter grapefruit remind you that it is. A very interesting brew, a winter dipa if there ever was one!
You will likely love or hate this, I love the floral hops and salted toffee, I recommend this one.

blackcompg, Dec 30, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -13%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
3.93/5  rDev +24.4%

Cloudy amber, with a profusion of off-white suds. No visible lace, though.

Nose is citrus, pine, and floral hops. Very enticing and appealing.

Taste is brisk and hoppy. Plenty of grapefruit bitterness. Hop Rush is tangy, chewy, and a superb American IPA. And the 9% ABV isn't really too detectable. Excellent!

secondtooth, Jul 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Borlando89, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

willland, Sep 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

SnatchyMcPants, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of DJScroggins
1.95/5  rDev -38.3%

Picked up randomly in one of those mix and match things.

Surprisingly dark and cloudy with sediment. Looks like an Amber. Frothy, thick head with long retention and some lacing. Honestly, I found the head annoying as it retained well and was difficult to avoid. Even with a careful pour this is a thick head.

Toasty malts. Light piny hops on the nose. Herbal undertones.

Piny hops on the tongue with a weird, almost metallic bitterness. Funky sweet malts. Grapefruit undertones. It's just a strange beer ... and not in a good way. I wondered if I'd gotten a bad bottle, but reviews here seem to agree with my impression. Taste slightly more tolerable after repeated tastes.

Body is medium thick with light carbonation. Dry.

This tastes like what happens when your buddy first tries home brewing. Something's just not right. This is neither a good example of an IPA nor a good beer, period.

DJScroggins, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.8/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured into pint glass. Clear gold appearance with soapy white head that retains nicely. Nose is bitter with deep earthy pine and a weird paint like quality. Taste is subdued with some caramel malt and funky bitterness. Something tastes off about this. Mouthfeel is thick and highly carbonated. This beer is a bit of a mess, not sure what went wrong here.

homebrew311, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of JamesS
4.19/5  rDev +32.6%

Poured a very nice deep ruddy golden color with nice head and wonderful lacing. Wonderful thick sweet malty scent underneath a wonderfully walloping piney-floral hoppy aroma. Thick malt flavors with nice caramel tones and a a good swirl of deep pine/floral/earthy hops throughout, with a wonderfully bitter (but not cloying) aftertaste that stays on the tongue. Goes down well for such a high ABV brew.

JamesS, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Hop Rush from Four Horsemen Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.