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Hop-O-Matic - Ritual Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 04-08-2013)
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07-16-2013 03:50:50 | More by Zbeetleman
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2.25/5  rDev -38%

01-17-2014 11:45:53 | More by SoCaliC8
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California

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California

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DoubleJ

California

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another IPA, another hop pun. This is Ritual's version of the style, which will be consumed from a glass via 22 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

I pour two-thirds of the bottle into my glass, and I already have some floating sediment in the beer's body. The color is orangish brown and is topped with a half-inch of decent head. But those dots of sediment pose an eyesore, which shouldn't be happening after two-thirds a pour of brewery fresh IPA. But it does smell pleasant initially. Zests of citrus, pineapple, kiss of alcohol, and a caramel base brings hope for good things to come. With a little time, I get a big dose of alcohol fumes coming through.

The beer does have a happy baselines of hoppiness. It also has some alcohol cutting through the beer, which is disappointing because the base tastes nice. Not very bitter, fresh tasting hops bring vibrant citrus and tropical fruit notes. The alcohol has a solvent character which disrupts some of the harmony. Decent malt base adding some sweetness. Despite the alcohol, the beer has a somewhat smooth texture and isn't very bitter on the palate.

Hop-O-Matic is acceptable and has potential to be better. Tighening the grip of the alcohol would be a great place to start, something I though I wouldn't type given how well I thought Hellion was.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 06:04:37 | More by DoubleJ
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is a bit subdued - sugary fruits and some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary fruits with bready malts and some grassy, spicy hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit overly sweet and sugary. It has decent bitterness, but not a lot of hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 04:02:56 | More by Beaver13
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California

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Texas

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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach. Orange color, decent head, looks cool but then again almost all beer looks great to me. Aroma was more fruity than piney and not even quite a citrus fruit but that's ok. Flavor was again hoppy but a strange fruitiness that was not citrus as far as I could tell. I smashed this pretty quickly so it was a decent IPA but after having the Beachwood Hopular Mechanics this fell short and is really not what I am looking for when it comes to a West Coast IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 14:47:16 | More by ArrogantB
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Hop-O-Matic from Ritual Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.