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Hop Hwy IPA - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Hop Hwy IPAHop Hwy IPA

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Sammy, Jan 19, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

largadeer, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SocalKicks, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

mactrail, Dec 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Rhettroactive, Oct 07, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

srandycarter, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kurmaraja, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

2beerdogs, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zbeetleman, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

charlzm, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

tbeq00, Dec 11, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

jeff1973, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ricecracker420, Mar 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

funkel81, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Lucnifter, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DeanMoriarty, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

aquazr1, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Nugganooch, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

taospowder, Mar 09, 2013
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Hop Hwy IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.