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Hopston - 8th Wonder Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 44
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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8th Wonder Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: champ103 on 03-19-2013

Houston is a BIG city. And we think it deserves a BIG beer. Most people are familiar with India Pale Ales and West Coast IPAs, but now it's our turn to brand that cattle. And that cattle's name is Hopston. This hoppy brew is approachable and balanced; enjoyable year round and perfectly suited for the hot Texas summer. You're welcome and, yes, you may have another.

88 IBU
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 44
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2.76/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This had a pretty terrible aroma. It was funky and not what I would want in an IPA. The taste was decent, but it still was not on par. I have had a few really great beers by 8th Wonder (Coffee Mocha Alt & Rocket Fuel), but this does not hold up to what one would expect from them. (280 characters)

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4.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this brew on tap at Petrol Station (awesome bar) in Houston.

A: Great clarity with an equally nice head. Left behind perfect lacing. More of a traditional English style PA with its reddish amber color.

S: Great citrusy grapefruit aroma, definitely heavy dry hop. Also has a nice maltiness as well, which even for a hop head can be nice at times.

T: Very balanced IPA. Nice malty backbone that finishes bitter. Not so much your traditional West Coast IPA, but again more like an Red Coat IPA. Nice late addition citrusy hops balanced nicely with the dry hop.

MF: Great carbonation, finished smooth with good bitterness. Super drinkable but the bitterness will sneak up on you! (684 characters)

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3.23/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas.

First off, glad to see this new Houston brewery getting their product out.

IPA's aren't my favorite style but I know a good to great one when I have it. This one was very average.

It certainly isn't a Hop bomb... the term many people use for IPA's that overcome your taste buds with hoppiness.

Grapefruit and citrus was there, but not overpowering.

Overall to me it was just average. I'll try it again in a few months and see if anything has changed.

Not bad, but not great yet. (532 characters)

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2.59/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Cottonwood, in Houston.

A: Pours a dark and hazy reddish orange color. A two finger off white head forms. After a minute that recedes and leaves some lace behind.
S: At first grapefruit bitterness hits you in the nose. Then diacetyl is very strong in the middle, and continues to build. The late addition hops come in next, and just gives this lingering generic bitterness. No character at all, and the diacetyl sucks.
T: Again, diacetyl which builds and becomes more apparent as this warms. A lingering grapefruitish like bitterness. Kind of chalky and aspirin like as well.
M/D: Very thin with low to moderate carbonation. A watery body, with a chalky and powdery feel. Blah, I got half way through the pint and did not want to finish this.

Sorry, not good IMO. Diacetyl and late nondescript bittering hops does not make a very good beer. I can't say I will be revisiting this anytime soon. (911 characters)

Hopston from 8th Wonder Brewery
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