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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

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-19-2014 05:04:23 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, tropical fruit, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grape Tootsie Pop, floral, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with fresh, fruity hop presence that makes this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 04:00:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-29-2013 01:54:58 | More by largadeer
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-07-2014 13:55:52 | More by SocalKicks
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mactrail

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-24-2014 17:56:11 | More by GraduatedCashew
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:57:46 | More by LiquidAmber
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srandycarter

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

4/5  rDev +5%

07-06-2013 03:57:29 | More by Zbeetleman
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

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04-24-2014 05:11:36 | More by 2beerdogs
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California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-07-2014 03:57:05 | More by Kurmaraja
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California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

4/5  rDev +5%

03-12-2014 04:32:22 | More by ricecracker420
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California

4/5  rDev +5%

09-03-2013 02:51:49 | More by DeanMoriarty
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California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

4/5  rDev +5%

09-22-2013 01:42:40 | More by aquazr1
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Nugganooch

California

3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-02-2013 03:29:44 | More by fox227
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Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

4/5  rDev +5%

04-06-2013 18:09:26 | More by Irrationalist
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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-09-2013 01:33:08 | More by taospowder
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Hop Hwy IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.