Hoptometrist - RoughTail Brewing Co.

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87
very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 70
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RoughTail Brewing Co. visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: russpowell on 08-03-2013

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. Very juicy. Medium mouth that's a bit oily. Super good DIPA. (246 characters)

Photo of nhindian
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When it pours out of the can, it seems to have a noticeable thickness too it, as if it is a little more syrupy than a typical beer. This impression carries over to the rest of the appearance, as there is a small cap of foam for the head, and a clear sea of burnt amber liquid. It looks almost completely still, without a single bubble rising within it, which is a strangely eerie sight.

Aroma - The nose is dank and and filled with pine up front, with a sweet kick of malt behind. A toasted breadiness helps cut the hops.

Taste - With every punch that the hops lands, the malt is up to the task, to the point where I'm surprised that such caramel notes could be present in a DIPA. Normally that's not my bag, but it sort of works here.

Mouthfeel - Thick, resinous, and sticky. Yep, there's that syrup quality again.

Closing Arguments - While this is a DIPA, it isn't purely a hop bomb; the hops pop, but aren't the star at all. For those seeking a balance, this would be a nice choice. For those that just want the hops in their DIPAs, look elsewhere. (1,056 characters)

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really anjoyed this one. Great nose and very drinkable. (57 characters)

Photo of CTbrew32
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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- Hoptometrist strikes a good balance between pungent hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness. However, the malt can be a tad too sweet at times, especially as it warms, which is really the only thing keeping this from a higher score. Regardless of the minor complaint, this is a great dipa and hopefully it sees more consistent production. (1,157 characters)

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of okie1941
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paigemartinok
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is listed at 100 IBUs, just released 3 days ago!

25 oz bottle pours an effervescent caramel with 1 finger of ivory colored head. Viscious, keeps effervescent look, decent head retention & faint lacing

S: Pineapple, doughy, cakey, grapefruit; fades a touch at the end, a bit of boozeyness

T: Follows the nose, much tropical fruit up front, plus a little bit of pine & grapefruit. Much pineapple & grapefruit as this warms, more doughyness, pine & even a touch of aspirin. Finishes with a grapefruit assault plus aspirin, pine & pineapple & even a touch of pear & orange rind

MF: Chewy, subtle carbonation, very hop forward, but loads of malt& tropical fruits to balance it out fairly well. Boozy warmth presence

This beer punches its weight to be sure. Hopheads should love this. I wanted a little more balance, like it & would buy it again. In a rough style to make an impression, there are tons of great DIPAs out there. Only tried 2 of their brews, so far I am thrilled with these guys (1,000 characters)

Photo of Basoos1
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Makebelieve81
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Brown1647
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of shortbus126
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of injuredreserve
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of B75Avery
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of B-Land
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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! (816 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - great lacing with decent head and a golden color
Smell - very citrus hop smell
Taste - bitter and very floral with some citrus. Hops are different and I'm not sure what's so different about them.
Feel - Very creamy smooth beer. Medium body and carbonation. (264 characters)

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Hoptometrist from RoughTail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.