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Hop Hwy IPA - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Hop Hwy IPAHop Hwy IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-05-2013)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-19-2014 05:04:23 | More by Sammy
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HopsintheSack

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-26-2013 00:51:40 | More by HopsintheSack
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Ashley760

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-09-2014 04:56:27 | More by Ashley760
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-29-2013 03:10:42 | More by jenray
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bimada

California

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

08-16-2014 15:14:00 | More by bimada
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Jgrody

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-15-2014 05:12:14 | More by Jgrody
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meangreenc

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-13-2014 02:05:37 | More by meangreenc
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funkel81

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-16-2013 03:11:01 | More by funkel81
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mactrail

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%

Pours a golden color with a nice foamy cap in the Peroni lager glass. One of the least orange-tinted IPAs I've seen from California. Brewer notes that hops are primarily Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight, and Southern Cross. Plenty bitter with some twiggy and resiny taste.

A variety of fruity enliven the massive hop onslaught. Some pineapple and mango, but overwhelmed by the grapefruit. Very pithy. The malt is so pale and ghostly, but there is some toasty flavor followed by the alcohol sensation.

Yet another sharp and acidic West Coast IPA. Perfectly drinkable but a very thin body and a real throat scratcher. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the North Park Tasting Room.

12-07-2013 06:33:45 | More by mactrail
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Nugganooch

California

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%

22oz bottle - FW Imperial nonic glass
Notes taken on 01/24/14

A: Mostly clear caramel color amber body. Super dense and thick khaki suds form over. Nearly three fingers worth and stubborn as all get out. Sticky lacing just blankets the sides of the glass upon each sip.

S: The nose is encumbered by a honey sweet malt aroma. There is some soft tropical florals underneath all the sweetness. Mostly malt filled however. A bit of a letdown in the aroma.

T: Leads with a honey graham cracker malt sweetness followed by a light hop bitterness. Earthy and floral with some tropical fruits mixed in. Touch of passion fruit there but you really have to be searching for it. Lightly noticeable alcohol. Honey malt sweetness abounds. Not sure what’s going on here. Comes across more like a hoppy Blonde ale.

M: Moderate heaviness from the filling malts. A light drying effort and some residual bitterness bring this a touch on the lighter side however.

D: Way to malt forward to be a West Coast Style IPA of my liking. Has a very pronounced honey like sweetness. Really drowns out the delicacies of the Galaxy and Nelson hops used.

More like a dishonor to all North County brewers here. Not a repeat for me.

02-05-2014 22:32:55 | More by Nugganooch
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beerviews2013

California

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

Pour: got a hazy golden color brew with a nice fluffy cream head. I really love that style of foam good stuff.

Smell: Not much of a aroma to it (i really don't smell nothing at all to be honest). Could just be me I'm not sure. Any who..

Taste: this brew is all about the taste took the first taste and i got a decent hoppy bite with a lot of grain to balance it out. As i kept drinking i picked up a different hop flavor, then i picked up a lot of citrus and a greenery spice this beer takes your taste buds a couple places.

Overall: At first i thought this beer was a hoppy version of bud light and was not impressed, it was to mellow and had that lager taste, but after all these brews i reviewed i know never to judge a brew by the first drink. The head retention is all the way down the glass which is another A+ in my book. Sooo cheers!!!

08-03-2014 08:40:29 | More by beerviews2013
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-26-2014 22:36:46 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Kramerwtmf

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-03-2014 19:12:03 | More by Kramerwtmf
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JerseyHopHead

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-16-2014 04:11:07 | More by JerseyHopHead
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-06-2014 20:36:57 | More by Dicers
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srandycarter

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

A - Clear dark copper, small to no head, sparce lace.

S - Light smells. Very light hops and malt.

T - Nice blend/mix of malt and hops. Pretty standard.

M - Medium body, lighter than expected. Fine balance.

D - Very easy, drinkable beer.

Drank at the Main Tap in El Cajon, CA.

03-16-2013 02:06:31 | More by srandycarter
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MoorBeerPlz

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-06-2014 05:21:04 | More by MoorBeerPlz
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bcerv-ca

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-17-2014 06:01:36 | More by bcerv-ca
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tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-11-2013 02:35:16 | More by tbeq00
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sillyhed8

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2014 05:49:57 | More by sillyhed8
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bdelonj13

Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

08-20-2014 01:19:14 | More by bdelonj13
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

I got a one liter growler of this from the Shelf Turd Olypics BIF. Nice clarity, good white head. Some lacing, deep gold with amber highlights, lots of bubbles.

Hints of melon, white grape juice. sweet malt and a bunch of juicy hops. Needs to warm a bit in order for the aromatics to come out...

Pretty solid hop flavor from this beer. Enamel coating bitterness with a decent balance of sweet, robust malt backbone. Not as complex or deep in flavor as the nose indicates.

Full bodied. Constant yet fine bubbles give the beer a smoothness on the palette. Very satisfying.

A good IPA that I enjoyed drinking a liter of and would certainly try again. But it isn't anything that will change the way you see IPA's. Belching Beaver made a solid IPA, that is all at once, balanced, hop-forward, and drinkable, with a robust ABV. Pretty good job overall.

06-19-2013 21:37:25 | More by MusicaleMike
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-12-2014 00:00:29 | More by Booner818
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hbchrisg

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-08-2014 16:23:47 | More by hbchrisg
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jpaulsen

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-22-2013 20:22:15 | More by jpaulsen
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Hop Hwy IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.