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Hop King - Evil Genius Beer Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mercysbane on 02-08-2014

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Evil Genius "Hop King Imperial India Pale Ale"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BORN ON: 2015/01/12"
Apparently contract brewed by Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, Bloomfield, CT
$1.99 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

Notes: Nice appearance but the head retention and lacing could certainly be better. The slight haze to the deep gold/light amber body is completely acceptable as it's probably due to dry hopping. The aroma is hoppy with pungent citrus, pine, and floral notes. It's pleasant but perhaps not as bold as it might be given the designation "Imperial". The flavor offers a balanced mix of straightforward grainy malt, resinous-piney and citrusy hops, and bold bitterness. It teeters between sweetish malt upfront and brash piney bitterness in the finish, leaving the middle as its "sweet-spot". It finishes bone dry, herbal, piney, and even minty at times. Again, the hop flavors could be a touch more pronounced, but that would just be a bonus - they're just fine as they are. The "Imperial" designation is certainly accounted for in the alcohol, which is clearly present, although the percentage is not listed on the label. Overall it's a fairly brutish beer, which is not to say it's bad in any way, just that it's quite aggressive. A bit more balance between the malt, bitterness and alcohol would really allow it to shine.

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The head is best described from the three separate pours to give me "a proper pint." This settles to minute layer of bubbles, but leaves a cross between blanketing and spotty lace. The liquid is golden and cloudy.

A combination of floral and grapefruit rind smelling hops.

Surprisingly well-balanced for a DIPA. Solid pale malt start where one can detect the moderate toast of the kilned malt. The hop is the predominant flavor thereafter without much distinction--simply bitter. Full bodied which is accentuated by the lower effervescence.

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Hop King from Evil Genius Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.