Hopfive IPA - Susquehanna Brewing Company
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3.29/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
05-20-2014 02:34:48 | More by Omnium
3.76/5 rDev +17.1%
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.
05-05-2014 01:49:00 | More by Darkmagus82
2.95/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
03-24-2014 05:00:59 | More by Rifugium
3.48/5 rDev +8.4%
I picked this up at Wegman's enjoyed chilled from a mug out of a 12oz brown bottle.
The color is an apricot shade of amber with moderate haziness and thick off white cream with average bead, lace stickage is decent. The smell is a mix of floral with wierd dried fruit from the yeast and an almost bready malt odor. The feel is decent with moderate bitterness and medium carbonation with semi sweet middle with bitterness that ramps up toward the finish with gentle dry body and mild alcohol influence.
The taste is good not a ton of hop flavor but good amount of pine and slight fruitiness from the yeast which brings out a mild hint of citrus but more caramel in the taste making a sweet middle and balancing the beer a little. Overall this is not a bad IPA, not exceptional either, somewhere middle of the road which is why I probably would pass on another purchase.
01-25-2014 00:32:12 | More by Slatetank
District of Columbia
3.3/5 rDev +2.8%
Stubby 12 oz bottle.
Pours a clear golden copper with a large foamy cream white head. Good retention, abundant clumpy lace. Slightly soapy nose, floral and pine bitterness, not much else. A little more depth to flavor than nose, with a smooth pale malt body, not overly sweet, bitter pine cone finish. Adequate, nothing special.
01-19-2014 23:09:53 | More by yourefragile
Hopfive IPA from Susquehanna Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.