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Hop Therapy - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mactrail on 08-22-2012

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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 15
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Lots of malt. Where's the big hop aroma and taste? Seems to be missing. More like a hopped red like Tonguebuckler.

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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a clear amber color with a tight, off-white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of big hop notes with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with bitter pine and grapefruit notes. Malts add in with a toasted bread, caramel, and a bit of syrupy sweet notes. Sweetness from the malt balances out the hops. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I think this is a tasty DIPA that hits all the right notes, but it can't quite stand up to the heavyweights of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours deep amber with a large head.
Rich malty aroma with a fair bit of fruit too. Loads of clean sweet malt and a little booze, melon, orange, pine and resinous hops.
Flavours are focused on the pine and resinous hops rather than the fruit. Loads of sweetness remaining too along with a little booze.
Nice syrupy body and moderate carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

650ml bomber poured into tulip 15/8/14

A clear amber with just a few bubbles that pumps out a finger of foam that falls quickly leaving no lace

S passion fruit, lychee, guava, candied pineapple, and sweet orange, a fair amount of caramel, a little booze and pine

T less fruit and more caramel, a little brown sugar, booze, grapefruit peel, not bad but I preferred the nose

M syrupy, slick and a little heat, lemon rind and pine on the finish

O decent DIPA, perhaps not as fresh as I'd prefer but still lots of hops shining through the malt

I'm guessing Kiwi hops are in there, respectable beer but at nearly 10$ a bomber I don't think I'd buy a second

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Hop Therapy from Rough Draft Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.