Hop Suplex | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

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Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Suplex is juiced with six different hop varieties in the brew kettle and our slow, heavy weight dry-hop additions added by HopfenKubel. Hop Suplex Ale features Saucony's widest range of hop varieties and our most complex hopping schedule. Hop Suplex weighs in at 10% ABV compliments of a hefty grain bill, but a dose of honey balances the flavor and compliments the floral and strong citrus tones of grapefruit, melon, and gooseberry provided from our favorite selection of hops.

Added by DaveHack on 02-16-2014

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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 253
Reviews by philbe311:
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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A very active cascading pour yields only a fingers worth of rich, lush, slightly creamy, light khaki colored frothy goodness... Limited at best retention... Once settled there is a mostly full layer of lush lacing and a moderate collar... The color is a deep rich medium gold teetering on bronze... There is a suspended haziness through out that makes this one somewhat opaque which is especially surprising given the style... Largely still with just a few stray carbonation bubbles seen towards the top of the glass...

S - Some citrusy sweetness to start... Mango, pineapple, honey dew melon and orange zest... I'm also picking up a strong peachy presence... There is also a slightly dank hoppy home brew presence... This all sits atop a rock solid malty base... Graham crackers... Caramel... Bread crust... A unique and pleasing aroma...

T - Lots of whole flowered hops... Bubble gum... Mango... Melon... Tastes a lot like freshly hopped wort prior to fermentation... Graham crackers... A hint of toffee... Rather unique with surprising depth and complexity...

M - Medium to full bodied... Little or no carbonation... Even and smooth... Somewhat chewy....

D - There are a lot of characteristics of quality home brew present... Drinks a lot like a really good fully hopped wort prior to fermentation... This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but rather an additional facet that makes this brew unique. Slightly different from many DIPA offerings which makes this one rather refreshing and enjoyable... Saucony Creek sneaked onto the seen in the past year and has surprised with some very quality offerings... I'm curious to see what they turnout next... As a child of 80s wrestling, I absolutely love the label (though I could see some potential lawsuits)...

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I don't think this beer gets a perfect rating. But I do think it should be rated at least at 90 so I am overrating this to bring the overall up a little bit. This is a solid double IPA, better than most and at a good price. Smell reminded me of a Pliney or other heavy resin IPAs. Defintely worth buying and drinking. I will be snagging this one again.(this is my first review, sorry if this isnt the correct way to do this)

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Saucony Creek Brewing Co. + Gastropub "Hop Suplex Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating or production code
$1.99 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Up until now I've really liked everything I've had from Saucony Creek, but this one has me scratching my head. I don't really find it that hoppy, which is odd for a double or "Imperial" IPA. Of course maybe it's old, and I just don't know it as there's no freshness dating on the bottle, but I don't find any oxidation so I'm sure it's at least fairly fresh.

What I do find is fruitiness, and sweetness, giving it a candy-like aroma and flavor that's mixed with sweet white wine and wild flowers. There's alcohol there as well, which should be expected at 10% ABV, but it seems to stand apart from the maltiness which isn't good, leaving it candy-sweet upfront and then alcohol-spiced in the finish. Fortunately the bitterness is not overdone, checking in somewhere along the lines of a standard IPA (perhaps a little higher). Some citrusy and other tropical fruity hops are present along the way including soft orange, mango, melon, white grape and some pine - but the whole just comes across as sloppy and muddled. The overall balance is OK: it's not too bitter, and the alcohol does a lot of the drying in the finish, but it's just not refined. Perhaps this is an example that proves the adage "sometimes less is more". I enjoyed it as best I could as an American strong ale, but I don't know that I can get behind it as an "Imperial IPA".

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Hop Suplex from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
84 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.