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Hop Rush - Four Horsemen Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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instinct2

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-07-2013 03:40:46 | More by instinct2
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DJScroggins

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1.95/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 02:10:15 | More by DJScroggins
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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -13%

09-17-2013 04:22:56 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-24-2013 23:42:29 | More by brn9000
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -5.1%

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South Dakota

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JamesS

Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 17:46:47 | More by JamesS
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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Indiana

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barnzy78

Illinois

1.78/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle, pours very hazy, deep reddish-amber color topped with a ton of ivory colored foam that leaves plenty of foam along the inside of the glass. I had to wait to pour the 2nd half of the ale into the glass after the first roud of foam subsided. Sweet, bready malt aroma with earthy hop tones, a bit medicinal. Muddled flavors of bready malt, caramel, earth, pungent hop, faint soy sauce, a bit medicinal. Over-carbonated, foams in the mouth as you move it across the palate, finishes with a sharp acidity and astringency, earthy hops linger. Unfortunately this was just bad. First drain-pour in awhile...and I hate to drain-pour, but this just isn't worth finishing.

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

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Pennsylvania

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DRyan

Texas

1.95/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Poured in a crappy hotel glass.

A: way too dark for a "regular" non-black IPA. It's a ruddy dark brown that is really unappealing. It has a decent whitehead that isn't lacing at all, but that could be the crappy hotel glass

S: no real hop presence for a beer with "hop" in it's name. It's got done maltiness, some sweetness, but no hop presence that I expected.

T: too sweet, too bitter. The malt is too sweet and malt, the hops all seem to be early boil and not providing and aroma just bittering. The bitter is so strong that it doesn't have any piny/citrusy/tropical notes at all, just bitter. :(

M: meh. Nothing special. Not bad, not good

D: really glad I just bought a single, as I'd be pissed if I had spent money on more of these. It's drinkable, but not really enjoyable. Pretty disappointing IPA overall.

Serving type: bottle

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