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Hoptometrist - RoughTail Brewing Co.

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89
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of MartzMimic
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.

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.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paigemartinok
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Makebelieve81
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Brown1647
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of shortbus126
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of injuredreserve
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep gold near amber in color. Hazy to opaque. Big off white head of about 2 fingers. Lacing that holds on to the side of the glass for dear life and retention that is not to be out done.

S- Aroma is a tribute to the cone shaped Humulus Lupulus. Dank hop oils with powerful citrus of grapefruit, orange zest/rind and tropical flavors of pineapple and mango. Touch of medicinal like pine.

T- Hop forward as nose indicates. All the hop character smelled with an additional acidic bite on the back end. Dry, cracker-like malt makes its way through just to keep it from going astringent.

M- Mid body, dry finish. Touch of alcohol present leads to a slight boozy warmth.

O- Just a very well done IIPA. A pleasant surprise. Not sweet or balanced as some other IIPAs tend to be, but this one is able to highlight the hops without generating an off-putting amount of bitterness.

$10.99 for 750 ml bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Hoptometrist from RoughTail Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.