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Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle - River North Brewery

Hoppenberg Uncertainty PrincipleHoppenberg Uncertainty Principle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%


Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 03-12-2012)
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

130IBUs?

After doing some very preliminary research, I knew this was the first and only pint I needed to order here...and yes, you read that right: 130 ibus!; I think this is the highest claimed amount of IBUs I've ever drank in a beer; some folks in our party say the beer has a distinct anise flavor...I say it smells like heaven; the color is bright and solid amber; no head and light non-consistent lacing; the nose is like a grapefruit slap in the face; amazingly, this beer doesn't taste as boozy as 9%abv; I'm a huge fan of this beer...kudos for aggressive experimentation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 01:39:07 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery served in a taster glass. Bright yellow-orange, filmy head. Aroma is esters and floral hops. Flavor is floral hops that slide into a soapy flavor accompanied by the belgian yeast spiciness. Overall I thought this was just ok though it did mask the alcohol well.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2013 00:53:57 | More by ArrogantB
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a brownish tinge. Thin but long-lasting cap of foam. Nicely tingly in the mouth. A sweet aroma with something like geraniums.

An intriguing mix of flavors. The surprisingly strong clove flavor is the least pleasant of them. Better is the touch of cedar and mango nectar.

The yeasty dryness comes through midway. Bitterish finish, though less bitter than some of these Belgian hybrids I've been trying lately. Minty chewing gum plus a lot of pepper and pencil shavings. Orange with some orange peel. Still sweet in spite of the yeasty taste.

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Cloudy orange amber pour into a globe glass nets a rising head of two fingers. Retention is excellent and leaves attractive lacing on the glass.

Intense aroma of hops, booze and Belgian character. Wafting coriander, dried ginger and lemon zest followed by fruity peach, grapefruit and lemongrass. Alcohol aroma is less intense but present.

An explosion of Belgian character, coriander, clove, lemongrass and powdery yeast that blends with a tight pale malt graininess. Hop flavor is limited to a lemon citrus and grassy blast but bold bitterness matches well with the drying Belgian spices and yeast. Alcohol to finish.

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Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle from River North Brewery
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