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Hopfive IPA - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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75
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: undeadozzy on 01-04-2013)
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured from a bottle into a stout glass. Rich golden color and a thick frothy head.

S - THE HOPS! Seriously, it's like a wall of hops just hit me in the face! Very rich musk, lots of touches of pine and citrus too.

T - Not bad given it's the brewery's first IPA. Has a taste akin to Red Hook's Longhammer IPA, sharp hop sting followed by the cirtus /pine kick and some sweet maltiness at the end.

M - Feels like beer, nothing good or bad, just average.

O - A great IPA for the money, keep up the good work SBC!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 16:52:57 | More by undeadozzy
More User Reviews:
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Stermax

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-10-2014 15:56:12 | More by Stermax
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bregnisier

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Was in Montrose, PA, the other day and saw this at the beer distributor. Asked the fellow behind the counter what he thought of it. "It's okay," he said. "Just okay?," I asked back. "Yeah."

He was right. I wanted to like it -- and it's certainly drinkable -- but it's not a particularly good IPA. The bottles I had were a bit over-carbonated, the flavor was off-kilter. It was...

Okay.

I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 04:53:21 | More by bregnisier
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-03-2014 13:28:29 | More by jpd7374
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Joe_wineworks

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -68.9%

07-03-2014 04:51:31 | More by Joe_wineworks
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-01-2014 16:10:35 | More by LarryMyers
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Histic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-26-2014 02:27:13 | More by Histic
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-26-2014 00:30:02 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-25-2014 14:54:51 | More by Kegatron
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-17-2014 14:30:33 | More by chucksim
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beermeister9

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

06-11-2014 00:28:50 | More by beermeister9
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-09-2014 20:57:13 | More by Budinetz
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-07-2014 22:20:42 | More by Gmartin75
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

05-31-2014 16:02:20 | More by paulhargus
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Very light straw color that is slightly hazed, big two finger of foamy white head, medium lacong.
S - Vienna malt is here, some light apple, almost sugary sweet scents coming off this, grassy tones. This thing smells like a pils for sure.
T - And it tastes like a pilsner too. Apple flavor is bigger, maybe even some pear, a little pepper, grass, lighter pale malt.
M - super drinkable for sure.
O - Have to deduct serious points for missing the mark on style on this one. If SBS marketed this as a hopy pills, it would be great. Really easy to drink. IPA? Not a chance. Even Extra Pale Ale would be a better style fit.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 02:34:48 | More by Omnium
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from growler into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden-amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head initially fades very fast, but leaves a persistent foam film on the surface of the brew. Upon fading the head leaves a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and over time leaves some islands of foam on the surface of the beer.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall. The heaviest smell is that of a pine aroma mixed with some other hop smells of a more grassy nature. Some sweeter aromas are there as well, with them consisting of a mix of caramel and a bit of tangerine and sweeter grapefruit.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter tropical fruit flavor with that of tangerine being the heaviest but also containing flavors of mango and pineapple as well. Along with the fruity start, there is a nice bready and hop backbone with the hop being initially almost entirely of a grapefruit flavor. The grapefruit is later joined by some other hop flavors of a grassy and pine nature with the grassy initially being more potent than the pine, but with the pine later really stepping it up and becoming the dominate hop flavor. With a little bit of a hay and a little more fruity sweetness, one is left with a smooth, moderately sweet and nicely bittered, but balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the average side as well. For the mix of hop and sweet in this brew, the moderacy of the carbonation and body are very nice supporting the flavors nicely, but not overwhelming the tongue and all the while making for a rather refreshing brew.

Overall – This was a quite enjoyable IPA overall. It had a nice blend of hop, sweet and enough malt to uphold it all.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2014 01:49:00 | More by Darkmagus82
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

05-01-2014 12:52:08 | More by DCHritz
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PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

04-28-2014 19:53:25 | More by PhillyNole
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.8%

04-27-2014 10:04:32 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-26-2014 22:46:48 | More by Bdel34
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Rodano's, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Well, it was the only thing on tap I hadn't seen or had before, and it was either "try something new," or belly up to a Guinness, so what the hell.

Golden color with a slight chill haze, but otherwise fairly clear, with a thin cap of white bubbles that soon dissipated almost completely; no lacing. Light aroma, herbal hops, ripe stone fruits, bready malts. Really weak taste for an IPA, with almost no character at all; basically reflected the aroma, light herbal hops soon overtaken with a bready malt sweetness and a light estery fruit quality. Body was light, mouthfeel was thin and unadventurous, but on the plus side it wasn't harsh at all, so it went down pretty easy. Overall an easy drinker, but not something I'd reach for again unless I had to. Should've gone for the Guinness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 05:00:59 | More by Rifugium
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.8%

03-15-2014 01:00:09 | More by djrn2
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

03-12-2014 03:50:34 | More by Zetcha7x
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

03-06-2014 00:36:45 | More by Knapp85
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Minus_Mike

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

02-28-2014 13:15:38 | More by Minus_Mike
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Hopfive IPA from Susquehanna Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.