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Thoprock - Boom Island Brewing Company

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85
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-12-2012)
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy orange color with very minimal foam, even after an aggressive pour. Only slight lacing from the minimal foam.

Smell: Sweet and malty with a good balance of hops and a little spice from the yeast. Subtle, but inviting.

Taste: A good malt sweetness up front that is met by a good hops presence in the middle, and a slight spice on the semi-dry finish. This one tastes a little better than the Boom Island Silvius Pale Ale, and has just a tad more carbonation...but not by much.

Mouth Feel: Like the Boom Island Silvius Pale Ale, this one is too flat and needs more carbonation. It's not totally flat like the Silvius, but it's pretty close to flat. This is a shame, because it could be a nice Belgian style IPA if it had that extra carbonation.

Overall: Better than Boom Island's Silvius Pale Ale, but the lack of proper carbonation kills what could be a pretty good beer. As it is, it's OK but nothing I would buy again unless they fix the carbonation issue. Maybe it might be better on tap?

(UPDATE 1/30/2012: After letting my second bottle of Thoprock cellar for a couple more weeks, it had much more carbonation than the previous bottles of Thoprock or Silvius. My only guess is that the bottles were released to market before they were fully conditioned and aged. It was a much better beer with carbonation than the first time around when it was flatter. No bottling date or freshness date on the bottle.)

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 22:15:01 | More by ChopperSmith
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4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
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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Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with towering off-white head and strong lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, and some spiciness. Dry and tart smelling. Maybe some light funk.

Taste: Grapefruit and orange over a toasty malt backbone. Some funk and tartness, likely from the yeast. Spicy on the finish, with lingering tart grapefruit.

Feel: Fairly light bodied for the abv, with ample carbonation. Very, very dry finish. Nice, but just a titch too thin.

Overall: I personally think this is a highly underrated brew. I know it has its followers, but the average seems oddly low for this well made Belgian IPA.

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Would I buy it again? Yes. It would be refreshing on a hot day.

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Thoprock from Boom Island Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.