Hopfive IPA - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Hopfive IPAHopfive IPA

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75
okay

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
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(Beer added by: undeadozzy on 01-04-2013)
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of bregnisier
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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1/5  rDev -69%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Histic
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Omnium
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.76/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Rifugium
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Hopfive IPA from Susquehanna Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.