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Hop Hwy IPA - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Hop Hwy IPAHop Hwy IPA

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 139
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 34.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-05-2013

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Photo of beveragebattle
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Round 1-Value
Belching Beaver Hop Hwy IPA @ $7.29 per 22 oz. bottle with 7.3% ABV

Round 2-Aroma
Floral grapefruit

Round 3-Flavor
Ultra citrus flavors and in your face hops

Round 4-Finish
45 seconds

Round 5-Packaging
Every “Beaver” in the breweries beer line-up features its mascot as a different character based on the beer’s name. In this case, the Beaver is a highway patrol officer. The front label is fun, simple, and clean. The back label explains how the beer was born.

Results
Not to be taken lightly, Belching Beaver possesses fine flavor, amazing aroma, lasting finish, and outstanding packaging.

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Photo of BenwayPHD
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thick, hazy gold. I like hazy ipas. I find them appealing. The nose is good. Tropical. Papaya, cantelop, peach. The flavor is well balanced. Not super complex, but not disappointing either. It's a solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of salcedo
4.68/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into glass.
L: Deep orange. Hazy.
Nice off-white head. Dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing
S: Some hops, and a little citrus
T: Hops are well balanced. There's a nice bitterness and a little sweetness. Has a pronounced orange/citrus taste (is that the Galaxy hops?)
F: Medium body. Medium carbonation.
O: Overall, a nice IPA. Not particularly hoppy, but very drinkable with a crisp citrus taste.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a can glass, canned 7/1/15

A- pours a hazy golden-orange color with a two-finger creamy and frothy off-white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- piney and citrus hop aroma with doughy and bready malt underneath, a bit of grassy aroma as well

T- taste follows the nose up front, citrus and pine hop flavors, followed by some juicy tropical notes, bready and grainy malt finish with lingers of grass and tropical fruit

M- medium-thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues through to the finish

O- a little malty, but some nice tropical hop notes coming through

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent IPA, I'll get one here and there.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, pineapple, grapefruit and citrus hops. Flavor follows with citrus, slightly piney hops, citrus rind, light tropical fruit, mild malt. Long, lingering citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. A nice citrusy IPA that emphasizes hops over malt, but still well balanced. A solid, enjoyable hoppy IPA from a brewery with a name that didn't inspire confidence, but still delivered.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Hwy IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.