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Hopstock IPA - Great Rhythm Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 45
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Rhythm Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: smanson56 on 06-11-2014

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 45
Reviews by JAFoley:
Photo of JAFoley
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pale hazy orange body with three fingers of dense white head. Retention is great and nice foamy lacing clings all the way down the glass.

S - Citrus lime and grapefruit with slight maltiness.

T - Citrus hops upfront with nice earthy malts. Alcohol not apparent.

M - Medium body with moderate/high carbonation. Somewhat sticky and syrupy.

O - Not a bad brew, very well balanced. Maybe this isn't the most complex but the flavors are nice and very drinkable. I'm also very happy to see more craft brew coming out of my home town of Portsmouth, NH. Portsmouth has a long brewing history and I'm glad to see more and more brewers popping up in town and making contributions during this new era of brewing.

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Photo of KirkFrancis
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of mjstacker
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle brewed in 2014. Sampled on June 22, 2014. Fairly fresh I expect.

The pour is copper to pale yellow with a slight haze. No sediments. Huge cream colored head that stays forever.

The pine and floral hops greet my nose first but the caramel malt sweetness shoves some of those hops aside to get in there as well. There is a roasted sweetness and floral bitterness in the aroma.

The body is medium to full but also very smooth and pleasant on my tongue.

With the caramel sweetness in the taste at first I am thinking pale ale but those hops do burst into the picture like the malts did on the nose to take control. It is not super bitter but there is a bitterness to be savored. Not a lingering one but one to remember. This was a tasty IPA but probably not bitter enough for some craft beer fans. I found it to be highly drinkable and one I would easily have again...perhaps if they knock a buck or two off the retail price.

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Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ScaryEd
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of EnronCFO
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy gold body. Thick white head that lasts and leaves moderate lacing.
S - Floral hops, caramel sweetness.
T - Malt, fresh biscuit, quickly interrupted by hops. Floral and earthy dominate. BItterness lingers. This is a well-balanced IPA.
M - Medium/think body, medium carb.
O - A great IPA. East coast style for sure. My first beer from Great Rhythm. I'll certainly seek out more offerings.

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Photo of smanson56
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of gonzo000
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very heavy looking beer when poured from the 22oz bomber into a pint glass - syrupy. Dark orangey brown color with a one finger head - the head actually lasted as a 1/8 inch film across the top of the glass.
There is lacing that is thick on the side of the glass.

The small is plastic, dry hopped honey, some light citrus. Not a great smell.

Taste is dry hopped honey sweet, plastic-like flavor, and bitter on the back the puckered by cheeks without a lot of flavor with it.

The beer left a film on the top of my mouth that I did not care for. It also drank heavy, not smooth.

Overall this was somewhere between an OK and a good, but the look saved the beer a bit.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of zahara15
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold color and modicum of haze. Good, but average starting head that settles in a rocky fashion. Eventually, only a thin layer of micro-bubbles remain. It leaves splotches of lace--some of which is lumpy.

Some earthy tones with a bit of raw hop plug aroma. After the base pale malt smell, there's some sweeter crystal malt elements.

The flavor starts dry and ends bitter. Not quite astringent, but there's no notable sugar. The swallow is similar to a hop pellet and the finish/aftertaste is a lip-smacking chew of black pepper and straight up bitterness. The body is neutral as is the carbonation. Enough complexity to keep it interesting.

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Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Godsmaq
4.04/5  rDev +8%

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of risendragon
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this one from Hannaford's in Hudson and poured into a glass Sam Adams mug.

L- Nice color, light bronze with a thin white head.

S- Good citrus hop aroma with floral notes, very appealing!

T- Nice citrus (grapefruit mainly) up front with sweet caramel malts providing a malty backbone that the hops play nicely off of. The hops are not overwhelming and enjoyable. Bitterness in the back of the throat lingers a bit more than I'd prefer, but it does not detract at all from the beer.

F- Crisp, medium-light body, very nice.

O-A nice IPA from Great Rhythm! I enjoyed their Resonation and this one was even more enjoyable. I am not a huge fan of overly bitter and hoppy IPA's and this one is right in my sweet spot!

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Londonderry.
Pours a deep golden color with a huge creamy off white head that persists forever. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, and orange with bits of bready caramel to back it up. The flavor is more pine and resin than citrus but bits of grapefruit pith do come through especially in the finish. Light bready sweet malty background notes round it out nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Nice Ipa, I could drink these, but for the price point I would probably grab something else first.

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Photo of DCrimdog66
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good lighter ipa in NH

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of ricp215
4/5  rDev +7%

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Hopstock IPA from Great Rhythm Brewing Company
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