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Dragonsaddle - Hoof Hearted Brewing

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 95
Avg: 4.51
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 47
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: pimpmyporter on 02-22-2014

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 95
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Photo of madelfonatree
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned November 15, 2015 enjoyed November 16, 2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter.

Look - Clear. Bright orange. Nice white lacing. Finger of head settles to a ring. Looks tasty. Not their usual musty/murky look in other top IPAs (Roller Blabe and Konkey Dong).

Smell - Dank with both pine and must. Citrus with grapefruit, orange, lemon, and mango. Little malt like in other triple IPAs.

Taste - Very citrus forward. Has nice pine and must to do a two way balance. Luckily those are the two aspects I like in an IPA. Vanilla. Where is the alcohol?

Feel - Smooth. Not overly carbonated. Tongue rips with bitterness but no burning alcohol.

Overall - I really wish I had Columbus Brewing Company Creeper to do a side by side. This is my favorite Hoof Hearted beer, with South of Eleven close second. Not a malty triple IPA (like Devil Dancer). Doesn't border on being a strong ale as other triples do.

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Photo of jminch
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If they could make enough of this, it would be the new 'it' ipa. Move over heady topper

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Photo of Jcorn
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blown away that this is considered a "triple ipa." I personally don't recognize the style but what I have had that advertises as such has been hard to finish. However, Hoof Hearted has crafted a very well done example of a high abv% beer bursting with great flavor and aroma. Wouldn't want to drink more than one in a sitting but that one is a treat. May or may not ever get the chance to try PtY but if I do, Hoof Hearted's Dragon Saddle and Columbus's Creeper have set the bar pretty high.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brenden
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dragonsaddle is only moderately hazed, giving a unique look in the 3 HH cans sampled today, a bit darker than its counterparts with a hue that goes just beyond amber. The head is a tall, frothy one with great hold and stick. Not only does the pillow stand for a good while, but lacing coats the glass very nicely as the beer drops as well.
This one's all about the tropical fruits, but it incorporates citrus, dankness, pine and earth in a way that makes the balance and complexity even more impressive than Hoof Hearted's similar offerings. Spiciness, sweetness and bitterness all come together in a unique and effective way to make this one of the more exceptional IIPAs on the market. Not only that, but the malt balance does just enough to make this beer drinkable in a way it couldn't be without.
The body is full and weighty without being too heavy on the palate. It's got a nice melding of crispness and smoothness, going into a finish that's dry but not harsh. Alcohol warms and builds up with each sip, so it's one to be careful with.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoptimum1974
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into snifter canned on 11/15

A: nice caramel color with superb clarity with a small white creamy looking head that looks like it laces very well

S: lots of pineapple herbal, stone fruit almost like overripe melons

T: mango,melon, pineapple with touches of resin and some light herbal taste almost no malts in this one just pure hops not very bitter for a Triple IPA

M: medium body on it but it has such a creamy texture for an IPA but it does not linger a lot on the tongue very clean though

O: This beer explodes with juicy fruit flavors but has such a dynamite body with the creamy body. You would never guess this was a Triple IPA it is not hardly bitter at all it drinks like a DIPA and the alcohol which is huge is completely hidden.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ddedhed
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mloichin
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.49/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 5EKF
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryfor
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlienSwineFlu
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RinZo
4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Dragonsaddle from Hoof Hearted Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.