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Thoprock - Boom Island Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-12-2012

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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 22
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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
2.87/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm afraid this is the 2nd bottle that I bought that maybe shouldn't have been on the shelf, although not as bad as the dubbel.
This one holds a milder vinous quality that still dominates the aroma, but it also holds some better aspects too. A soft hop quality but he huge head prevents much of the aroma from showing forth. It also seems a little dark for style at a clear amber.
The flavor is a pleasant enough mix of a clean and relatively simple malt flavor and mild hop flavor and a streak of bitterness that never overpowers.
I still would like a fresh sample and maybe I should hit the brewpub to make that happen.

Photo of jwenzel019
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Citrusy, resiny hop nose over light biscuit.
Pours hazy gold but clears as it warms. Produces a 1" finely bubbled off-white foam cap that leaves clumpy lace.
Has the texture of a Belgian and rich light fruit and bready malt character that supports a big blast of citrusy, grapefruit rind hops that temper the malt sugars. Malt and grapefruit rind linger long into the aftertaste.
Creamy smooth body with medium heft and above average carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Devildog
4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I joined beer advocate just because I thought this beer was rated to low. I picked up a bottle at Ale Jail today and was really impressed with this brew. Bountiful head on the pour, with great lacing on a standard pint glass. Cloudy orange and great mouthfeel. Not a prototypical IPA which I think has put some reviewers off. This is a really well balanced beer with a great malty presence and a satisfying amount of hops . The yeast really shines through with a great toasted breadiness and Meyer lemon notes. This is just a great summertime drinking IPA. If you are looking for a really tasty well balanced IPA which features the yeasty components instead of a heavy handed hop hammer then you should try this.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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Thoprock from Boom Island Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.