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Hop Suplex - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 221
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 13
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DaveHack on 02-16-2014

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.
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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 221
Reviews by philbe311:
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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)... (1,769 characters)

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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) (424 characters)

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Hop Suplex from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.