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Devil's Dream IPA - Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Devil's Dream IPADevil's Dream IPA

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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 38
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LampertLand on 02-01-2012

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 38
Photo of leaddog
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light copper with a finger width of foamy, cream coloured head.

Smell - citrus and piney hops, hint of pine resin, grapefruit peel, bready caramalts, hints of citrus fruit.

Taste - citrus and piney hops bitterness followed by the grapefruit peel and pine resin. Malts are there with the sweetness, but primarily hop dominated.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with lingering malt sweetness and hop bitterness.

Overall - An IPA with a solid hop level, however I wish the smell was truer to the excellent flavour in this brew.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip a ways back (from notes)

A clear light copper with plenty of bubbles feeding a two finger foam that slowly falls leaving random patches down the side

S strange mix of melon, citrus, herbal hops and soft caramel, cotton candy, more tropical notes as it warms and just a hint of spruce

T some orange, lemon, and lime peel to go with what I smell, some sweet malt provides a little balance, pretty good but could use a little more hops

M lighter side of medium, not as much carbonation as I'd guess after looking at it but that still leaves enough to fluff it up, a little grit on the palate, lemon pith finish

O respectable beer but some room for improvement, perhaps not the freshest bottle? I don't see a date but seems a little malty at times

decent and drinkable but missing a little hop kick, well priced but I'd grab a Fat Tug sitting on the same shelf any day of the week over this one

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Photo of Bunman3
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a pleasant IPA from a brewer I had never heard of until yesterday. What set this apart for me was the nice fruit flavour that appears toward the end of the sample. I thought I detected blood orange, but it may have been mango. The hop finish lingers, in a relatively pleasant way. I will certainly be on the lookout for more offerings from Hoyne.

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Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Great IPA from a brewer I really like.
Nice copper color with a finger of off white head and good lacing throughout consumption.
Smelling fruity pine.
Tasting grapefruit, hoppy bitterness, citrus afters.
Great drinkable ale that I will surely procure again.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber, nice foamy light-coloured head, visible carbonation.
S: Melon, citrus, tropical fruits... yum!
T: Juniper, lingering bitterness. I'm disappointed that I don't taste more of the fruity notes I picked up in the smell.
F: Smooth, a liiiittle thicker than I expected.
O: It's hard to try a new IPA without comparing it to the ones I've had and really enjoyed before. This beer isn't bad, but it's not Fat Tug or Lord of the Hops.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Garrick's Head

A - Cloudy medium orange with some yellow glow around the edges. Half a finger or bright white head.

S - Very unique nose. Herbal hop aromas up front with some tropical fruit (passion fruit).

T - Moderate bitterness accompanies some grapefruit, lemon and herbal flavours. Moderate honey/caramel malt sweetness in the background.

M - Medium body. Lots ot tongue coating hop oils. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Hornet2003
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber, pale-orange. Decent head.

Smell: Very aromatic hops. There are nice citrusy hop notes but also a little bit of onion. I am personally not a big fan of the oniony hops.

Taste: Lots of mango, pine and grapefruit. Again, like the aroma, there is a hint of onion. As the beer warms, the malt is more apparent in sweetness and biscuitiness.

Mouthfeel: Lots of hop bitterness and a solid sweet backbone.

Overall: I'd call this an average IPA for the current scene out here in BC. If this was produced 5 years ago, I'd say this would be one of the best. But unfortunately, so many new IPA's have revolutionized the BC craft beer scene (Driftwood, Central City Red Racer, Lighthouse) that this one, although nice, doesn't entirely stand out from the crowd.

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Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep bronze with nice white head, good retention, leaves some lace.

S: Fresh, leafy citrus aroma that's predominantly grapefruit rind.

T: Grapefruit and rind is upfront and pleasant, hints of grainy biscuit, decent bitterness.

M: Moderate body is well-attenuated, has a light hop acidity and a nice crisp finish.

O: This is a great drinking, old-school IPA... only a bit stronger than Sierra Nevada's pale ale or Tree's hophead (thought not quite as much hopping as the latter). It doesn't knock your socks off, but I'd be happy to session this regularly.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice hop nose and a solid hop presence on the taste. Not a big as some BC IPAs but not a British take like Vancouver Islands Double decker wither. The malt side could have been bigger to balance the beer but all in all a good IPA from a promising new brewer.

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Photo of BashOnABike
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Standard light IPA colour, small frothy, white head with heavy lacing and retention

S: Citrusy with moderate hop, faint juniper in back

T: Hop predominant, with some lingering orange and lime, juniper and malt afterwards (differentiates from IPA here)

M: Heavier-than-expected body, fairly smooth

O: Decently refreshing and complex, a nice change from the many hoppy IPAs of the day.

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Photo of Rutager
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a finger of just off-white head.

Smell. Toasted malt, some earthy and piney smelling hops, and a just a little wet dog ...a little bit, not referring to the size or breed of the wet dog that I'm smelling, only the relative quantity of the presence of that specific quality of the overall smell. I don't use stupid metaphors like that...

Taste. Toasty light malts and just a hint of metal. This fades quickly into pretty big piney bitterness with a little citrus rinds that last in the mouth a while. Pretty nice.

Mouthfeel. Lightish body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice IPA here. Easy drinking and a nice big bunch o' west coast style hops.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber-gold with a big white head. Big citrus-y hops, floral hints. Very crisp and bitter, big hop nose.

Weird, muddled malty taste. Crusty bread, yeast, metallic notes, floral hops with a big citrus profile. The malt profile and the hop profile don't really blend but struggle to be dominate.

Good mouthfeel, but the flavours really are hit-or-miss. Not a bad beer, but it needs some fine tuning.

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Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoyne Brewing "Devils Dream IPA" @ 6.0% served from a growler purchased for $12
A-pour is copper gold from the growler to a clear dark gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-very hoppy , citrus , floral and a hint of pine
T-good tasting local IPA , mild pale malt meets a lot of hops and you don't taste the alcohol with a mellow dryness on the swallow
MF-ok/decent carbonation , big medium body
Ov-glad I re-visited this beer , well done Sean , good beer , decent PNW IPA

cheers LampertLand

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Devil's Dream IPA from Hoyne Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.