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Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle - River North Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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jenray

Texas

2/5  rDev -48.2%

11-12-2012 22:14:42 | More by jenray
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Massachusetts

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

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Brilliant golden hue, killer froth

SMELL: Fresh herbs, tropical fruit, exotic spice, yeast, biscuity, dried grass, fume of alcohol, spicy

TASTE: Gentle smoothness, creamy, noticeable bitter, fresh black tea, grass, passion fruit, some spice, mild alcohol, hint of spice, walnuts, yeast, exceptionally long drawn out hoppiness, dry finish

A crazy mashup of styles results in brewers wanting to tackle it, River North nails what it is supposed to be. Belgian character first and foremost but bitterness nails it without ever letting go of what they yeast did. Very mellow alcohol for its size, any true hop head shouldn’t be afraid to climb this IBU ladened mountain.

STYLE: Belgian IPA
ABV: 9.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 17:42:21 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-08-2014 23:40:37 | More by appetiteforparis
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magno3025

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-08-2014 20:44:56 | More by magno3025
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-07-2014 02:54:00 | More by BeersAndBears
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-22-2014 20:58:01 | More by afsdan
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-19-2014 00:28:55 | More by mpenning13
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-17-2014 13:41:54 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-17-2014 01:57:14 | More by sprestridge
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ayatsato

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-25-2014 06:19:24 | More by ayatsato
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-03-2014 00:27:10 | More by Thedrizzle
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Christianuriah

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-30-2013 04:14:50 | More by jaydoc
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-05-2013 18:52:54 | More by Eighty
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-01-2013 04:38:01 | More by eawolff99
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peteh2112

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-25-2013 03:29:46 | More by peteh2112
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.36/5  rDev -13%
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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mactrail

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Quite sippable and you forget it's as strong as a summer white wine. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 06:01:29 | More by mactrail
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-03-2013 22:27:09 | More by BDeibs
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rawfish

California

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

High, crisp carbonation keeps this brew on its feet. Body is substantial and appropriate. Dries well though I wish the alcohol could be kept more in check.

Powerful Belgian IPA on all fronts, the spices, yeast and booze are really too much for the hops and malt in this beer. Lots of flavor, fairly complex and I can easily see why it would have a favorable rating. Just not my thing, needs some balance, subtlety and to let the hops shine.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 03:29:21 | More by rawfish
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-08-2013 01:21:50 | More by vermilcj
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Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle from River North Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.