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South Of Eleven | Hoof Hearted Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by modern on 11-26-2013

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into snifter canned on 6/12

A: hazy murky amber orange in color and a small creamy white head

S: oranges, apricots, light mangoes a little bit of a grainy oats smell

T: nice mango, apricots, a little cantaloupe and a little bit of alcohol beer is very juicy and fruity

M: light to medium feel a little bit dry on the finish

O: This beer is excellent its so fruity and juicy the only thing that I have bad to say about this beer is that it tastes a lot like hoof hearteds other IPAs which isn't a bad thing but blindfolded I don't think I could tell them a part.

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Photo of SHDoyle
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Standard HH cloudiness. Straw-like color with white head and lacing. Big, bold aroma is dank, resinous and piney with a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is consistent with the smell: dank and resinous with just a bit of bitterness on the finish. Flavors all work nicely together and nothing really dominates the beer. For a 10+% ABV the alcohol is well hidden. Feel is smooth with low to medium carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Grilled fish

If you like this beer then you should also try: Hop JuJu

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely have it again) This reminded me of other HH IPAs (shocker)...but just 'better'. Flavor profile seems a little more complex and balanced and the feel was really nice. Together, this makes for a super drinkable beer that's a cut above most of HH's other offerings.

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Photo of 98green
4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub. Look is pale orange and cloudy. Smell is piles of citrus, orange pith and lemon. Taste is a solid hop punch that lingers, very dry and fruity. So dank and awesome. Feel is amazing and abv hidden very well. Overall this is the new brilliance in dank turbid east coast. Maybe the best IPA I've had in a while

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Photo of gilligantrips
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours the typical hazy orange of HH brews. Smells delicious- orange juice and marmalade. Taste reflects the juicebomb expectations. This is one of the more balanced HH brews I have had. The ABV is dangerously masked. Overall, one of the more well-rounded HH brews and obviously one of the flagship brews (along with Roller Blabe and Konkey Dong).

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

South of Eleven is among the best DIPA’s I’ve ever had.

(L) The color is hazy golden, apple juice looking, with a two inch white head.

(A) The aroma is grapefruit and tangerine some pine and dankness.

(T) The taste is of pine, sweet tangerine, pineapple, it’s dank, has a moderate citrus-like bitterness and not the slightest hint of the alcohol.

(F) Well balanced and has a pleasant lingering dank bitterness. It is easy drinking, delicious and dangerous.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can received as an extra, canning date of 3/20/2016.

Opaque, hazy, muted burnt orange/gold elixir, vigorous pour into GFH chalice. 1.5 finger head with thick, crazy bubbles, to thin rim of white foam as the tasting progresses. Thick lacing.

Nice tropical fruits, subtle pine and earth. The fruit aromas tend toward guava, papaya, kiwi, grapefruit, pineapple.

The hops really take over here with a nice, smooth bitterness from front to back. The tropical fruits from the aroma certainly are present if somewhat underneath the hop bitterness, but come through on the backend providing a nice fruity aftertaste.

Medium body, nicely carbonated, alcohol subdued.

Well done DIPA which certainly drinks less than its ABV. I would place this below Blabe and KD but certainly a fine representation of its style.

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Photo of Dufmandinga
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Any overall review below a 4 is a crime. This beer truly is delicious and does indeed drink more like a 7-8% IPA. The alcohol is hidden nicely but the malt is not overpowering and it has a nice dank/smooth mouth feel. The aromas are a little more intense than the flavors but there is plenty of passion fruit and pineapple to go around. Love it. Put your bathing suit on.

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Photo of Ahhhummmm
2.47/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2

I've had many hazy and juicy IPA's at this point and hold no prejudices. Definitely in support of the sub-style when done right. This beer is very soft and fragrant - looks like papaya juice in the glass, the normal descriptors. Such a disappointment though. Fusel alcohol flavors up the wazoo. Thin and astringent on the back of the palate, and what could have been a beautiful, round hop profile is completely undermined by booze and lack of balance. This is a hop bomb in the worst way, and is far from drinkable. Don't know what people are talking about when they say it drinks like 7%. I've had a couple of hoof hearted beers that were really delicious (dragon saddle was the most successful) but everything else has been disjointed and sloppy

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - Hazy golden type color. Love the way HH's beers look.
Smell - Tropical fruits like pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, candied oranges
Taste - Candied orange, grapefruit pith, citrus, pineapple
Feel - Where's the 10.2% at?!?!?!?! Dangerously drinkable!

Overall - The best 10+% ABV IPA I've had yet! You can get in big trouble with this one.

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Photo of jbwimer
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of the better 10+% DIPAs. Lots of citrus on the aroma and palate including orange, tangelo, grapefruit, hints of lemon. Certainly a stronger malt character, but it provides a balance to the hop assault, and the ABV is well masked.

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Photo of Nhens0016
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had in a glass from the most recent canning (3/20/2016).

Look: I have been adamant that looks don't hold a candle when it comes to how the beer tastes. This beer though isn't as opaque as some other hoof beers I have had (Roller Blabe). It is hazy don't get me wrong, but it is orange with a nice white head that disappears. I am digging it.
Smell: I get a lot of citrus from the smell. This beer isn't on the level of Roller Blabe in terms of aroma, but it is a good smelling DIPA.
Taste: Woo hoo! This beer is fantastic. I want to put it on the same level as one of my other favorites Hop Slam, but a bit lower than Heady Topper. This beer has a tone of citrus, orange peel and a bit of sweetness in the back end. The alcohol is covered well until the after taste but it doesn't matter to me. I don't get any off flavors like I have with other hoof beers. It is a juice bomb and one I am digging the more I drink it. I think it adds a great amount of bitterness to counteract the citrus and that in my opinion makes for a fantastic DIPA.
Feel: My thing is, I tend to review off of Heady Topper which is my favorite IPA/DIPA. This beer holds up in that regard. It lingers in your mouth substantially after you drink it. The hops are there but without any off flavors. It coats your mouth and stays there, ready for another sip. This is a great beer.
Overall: This is a top DIPA for me. It is absolutely what I want in a DIPA. A high alcohol citrus bomb. I can't get enough of it. The only issue.... I only got two of the 4-packs I was allotted. STUPID STUPID NATE! Anyway, this batch was perfect. I am proud to say I drank it. Great job Hoof!

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Photo of Sabtos
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Turbid tan orange, with a big, creamy foam head that dissipates to a more bubbly, thin layer. Some random sticky lacing on the glass, but not a ton.

Up front I get aromas of super dank sticky weed combined with bready, yeasty qualities, which is a first but welcome experience for me. I then get a strong essence of longan.

While I can't decide between orange and pineapple, marmalade is spot on as hinted at in the teaser description. I had some peanuts in the vicinity while enjoying this brew for the first time, and it kept fooling me into thinking it was in the beer, because it really smelled like PB&J until I left the room. It's gooey, bright fruit jam.

Some sort of tang and spiciness tickles the corners of the back of the throat, yet somehow with all this hop dankness and the unusual tropical notes, it isn't all that bitter. This is edging out nearly every other Hoof IPA I've had, and just about on par with Konkey. I would need a fresh side by side but I don't think that's ever going to happen with these release schedules.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super cloudy golden color. Aroma is citrus an very hoppy. Flavor is citrus and tropical fruit. Has a great mouthfeel and overall is really delicious.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.34/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sometimes when you push the beer, the beer will push back. Using the balance and maltiness that's unique to British brewing, the rich toffee and caramel base keeps the hops in check. And with the enormity of double digit alcohol content, the chemistry of the beer begins to take on a life of its own.

Deep amber and slightly of haze, the imperial IPA pours with a creamy off-white head floating above. As its hoppy bouquet gathers steam, its citrus, tropical and orchard medley is woven in a cocoon of butterscotch and toffee. And that sweet and buttery taste greets the palate with a savory, succulent and savory toasted grain flavor.

Bread crust, biscuit, cashew and peanut brittle begin to frame flavors to steer the session in a malt-centric direction. but the rise of hops rival the malt with a bright orange, apricot and mango influence to suggest honey and marmalade. Toasted granola and butter pecan remain firm before a barkish bitterness of pine, stem and leaf carry a spicy bite to shift final flavors in favor of the hops.

Likely a better balanced beer than hop-heads prefer, the malty balance also means the beer carries a fuller, slicker and richer body that works against the dryness and the more vivid display of hops. Finishing with pine resins and a spicy acetone heat, the ale trails with marmalade and butterscotch once again.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have heard a lot about Hoof Hearted so I was looking forward to trying this when I saw it on draft at Fat Heads in N. Olmsted, OH.

Deep orange, clear color with a soft head that disapates quickly. Great sticky lacing left around the glass.

Smell is straight up tangelo. Sweet oranges to the max. Some caramel and butterscotch.

Wow-this is a flavorful, well balanced brew. On the sweeter side but in a good way. Way to drinkable. Hop candy in a glass. Sweet orange with a touch of bitterness. Virtually no booze. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is awesome. Again, very drinkable. Goes down easy and leaves you wanting more.

Very impressed by this beer. I can't wait to try others from this brewer. It's a great time for beer lovers in Ohio. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Ski3PO
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I had a bad can. I get the pine and some of the tropical elements, but I got a big malty sweetness, especially on the nose and the finish. I'm basically with the other reviews except for the nose and the finish (yes, that's a lot of it). I'll probably try to get this one more time. On top of all the other reviews, I just find it... sweet in a unique way.

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Photo of Kraj30
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a hazy but not completely opaque golden orange. smells like a boozy fruit bomb. Not as tropical but its 10% so the booze sweetness is there. Still a great beer with a very good mouthfeel

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Photo of AlienSwineFlu
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very citrusy, light on the booze DIPA that really packs a punch you're not expecting. Dank, resiny aroma. Basically exactly what I want in a DIPA, hoping they can maintain this type of consistency with future batches.

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Photo of Moshulu
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Slightly cloudy amber with eggshell head. Dank, piney and citrus hop on the nose balanced by sugary malt. Nice balance but not assertive like the best dipa's. Taste follows nose in the beginning giving way to an almost meaty aged steak flavor with citrus on the backend. Mouthfeel is crazy smooth with a bit of bitterness at the end. Overall a very well balanced and highly enjoyable DIPA. Could benefit from more assertive nose but would definitely seek out again.

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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely astonishing beer. Pours the color of the inside of Marsellus' briefcase in Pulp Fiction. Kills it flavor wise, like bathing in liquid gold. Perfect amount of bitterness, dangerously drinkable (think those old chester cheetos commercials). Will seek this one out again!

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned and drank on Sunday the 20th! Talk about fresh.

Poured a cloudy deep orange. Love the unfiltered look.

Aroma is MASSIVE dank, sticky, resin and pine with a hint of citrus.

Taste follows the same thing! Can't imagine how many pounds of hops they used for this one. Dank, sticky, pine, resin, orange and grapefruit on the back with a slightly juicy quality. One of the dankest tastings beers I've ever had.

Hides the alcohol very well and is easy to drink, TOO easy to drink.

I can see the hype behind these guys!

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Photo of kaiyote
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy orange, with only a smattering of foam. It's got some staying power though. A blast of tropical fruit hides the fact that this thing is 10%. It's easy to down the whole deal before you realize whats happening.

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Photo of wellsnb
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned September 20, 2015. This is a sticky, dank beer. I get lots of orange and tangerine - the malt is fairly heavy, I would not call this a west coast style double. Hoofhearted is putting out some amazing stuff.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy orange color, thick white lingering head with good lacing. Smell is juicy and tropical, orange coming through nicely. Really juicy tropical flavors with nice hop bitterness and light malt backbone, well balanced. Wouldn't know it was 10% abv, drinks really easily. Very smooth light-medium carbonation. Really like this one a lot

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Photo of Hootie159
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange gold color that poured a great thick frothy head, especially given the abv. Good lacing. Notes of orange and other citrus. Vibrant hops with the malt tucked away in the back. Can't believe this is a 10%. Citrus hops and a more noticeable maltiness. Light medium carbonation but just feels juicy. These guys make great IPAs.

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South Of Eleven from Hoof Hearted Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.