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Hoptometrist - RoughTail Brewing Co.

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89
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RoughTail Brewing Co. visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 08-03-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of stephens101
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pristine looking brew with a perfectly coiffed tan froth and a reddish-orange body.

Amarillo/orangey notes up front followed by malt and dried orange peel.

Plenty of citrus, some pine and subtle spice keep it all interesting. Some graininess at the very end. A little mineraly too, and very faint astringency that doesn't take away from the overall affect. The balance between sweet and bitter has been managed very well on this one and it's quite evident thought and care was put into its making.

Easy going down with a medium body.

Oklahoma finally has a winner of a DIPA to be proud of.

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of CTbrew32
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Amber in color with a slight golden hue. Pours a one finger foamy white head which dissipates pretty quickly. Lots of lacing present as the beer goes down.

Aroma- Massive hop aroma on this with pungent grapefruit, citrus, and garlic/onion.

Taste- First sip and flavor matches the intensity of nose. Big juicy citrus upfront with a little caramel malt sweetness, but after that the flavor is pungent as can be. Grapefruit and garlic/onions flavors take over in the back end of the palate, while coating the mouth with tons of hop oil. A nice bready malt kicks in towards the end and helps out dry out the finish as well.

Mouthfeel- Definitely a big malt bill on this, but a dry finish cleans the palate of the malt and the hop oils. Very drinkable at 10 percent and not overly sweet.

Overall- Roughtail is easily one top three brewers in the state and this is just another reason why. Hoptometrist strikes a near perfect balance between pungent hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness. The only thing keeping this from a higher ranking is the sweetness at the beginning. I really think dipas are best between 8-9% abv to avoid being oversweet, and while this does a great job of getting near balance, it still has a little bit of sweetness that I could do without. Really being a stickler at this point, and this a great beer worth many repurchases. Hopefully this gets more production.

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mouthwatering citrus nose with a dank, hoppy body. Juicy hops fall oily and dense on the palate, a tribute to flavor (pineapple, blood orange, pine resin) over bitterness, which makes possible some superbly balanced drinking. The malt backbone remains just that, a backbone, providing toasted bread crust and brown sugar flavors that support - but never overtake - the hop character. The way the two opposing flavor ranges contrast each other is something I really enjoy in this style, and that tasty battle is captured perfectly in this beer (WITHOUT a noticeable shift in balance toward either end). Finishes slightly pepppery, leaving hops on your breath for a moment or two, teasing the next drink. Alcohol is well-hidden.

One of my favorite DIPAs of late - as close as I've come to an Oklahoma Hopslam. Cheers!

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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a cloudy orange with a foamy head. Lots of lacing. Smells of citrus with a hint of hops. Grapefruit and pine hit the tongue first with a bit of a bitter finish. Medium mouth that's a bit oily. This is a nice beer. Not my favorite, but something I would enjoy from time to time.

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Hoptometrist from RoughTail Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.