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Thoprock - Boom Island Brewing Company

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85
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
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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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-27-2013 23:09:27 | More by Ross_Haddow
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Devildog

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 02:07:14 | More by Devildog
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-07-2014 18:23:59 | More by TX-Badger
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Richardbcoffin

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-29-2014 12:26:06 | More by Richardbcoffin
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-29-2014 00:43:23 | More by p-wagz
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-25-2014 16:46:54 | More by billhelm
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-23-2014 22:25:56 | More by DaveMiller
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-15-2014 00:10:27 | More by capuchinpilates
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Boomstick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

02-09-2014 20:29:12 | More by Boomstick
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -47.2%

12-23-2013 02:21:40 | More by TubbyDullard
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 22:55:16 | More by bsp77
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-28-2013 05:12:35 | More by zenwatts
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-17-2013 03:43:20 | More by MNBeerGeek
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xmorgan

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-10-2013 02:31:54 | More by xmorgan
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-29-2013 02:47:22 | More by HoistinBrews
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-26-2013 00:27:10 | More by Mdodge8837
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Showboat66

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +31.9%

05-16-2013 02:07:08 | More by Showboat66
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle.

The beer poured the epitome of amber. The smell was almost like a honey-hop, unlike a a typical IPA (in your face hops), with a bit of citrus to it. Citrus and hoppy taste with a little sweetness to it. The bitterness that usually comes with IPAs was not really there; there was some bitterness, but very drinkable.

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

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 06:36:28 | More by NilocRellim
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-27-2013 02:32:25 | More by MNBeer1017
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-26-2013 07:18:17 | More by sacrelicio
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joh02034

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-02-2013 20:21:36 | More by joh02034
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-26-2013 15:26:10 | More by durlta
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-24-2013 21:35:02 | More by millelacsmark
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cmannes

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-06-2013 22:42:04 | More by cmannes
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the "Thoprock Wet" version. A Bottle bought from my favorite place (France 44) while in Minny on business. Poured in to a Surly pint glass I also purchased from France 44 to drink out of while in my hotel room.

A: Aggressively poured with a thick 3-finger head that has good retention and lacing around the glass. Pours a color that could best be described as caramely. Cloudy, as the Belgian-style would suggest. This screams bottle-conditioned.

S: Smells spicy more than anything. The sniffs elude to a "wild" yeast smell. There are definite hints of pine and citrus. Not a ton of hoppiness. The belgian yeast smell dominates overall.

T: The smell leads to the taste for sure. Yeasty, spicy, citrusy, and piney-earthy mostly. The wet hop taste comes throught at the end and its nice. Bready and sweet.

M: Heavy carbonation. Not creamy. Dry. Medium body.

O: If you like "farmhouse" style this is in your wheelhouse. If you dont, hopefully you can appreciate this for what it is. I happen to be somewhere in the middle. I definitely appreciate this, and think its done really well, I just prefer more hops and less yeast. I like that it is somewhat hoppy and not very malty. Probably wouldn't buy again, but would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 00:58:11 | More by Justin_Neff
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Thoprock from Boom Island Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.