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Hop Eruption - Mazama Brewing Co.

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Hop Eruption
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mazama Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chossboss on 02-05-2014)
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Reviews by cxr1037:
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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Saw this on the shelf of the local liquor store tonight - they apparently just got this in. I was going to go for something reliable, as it's been a long week, but I figured why not give a new brewery a try.

From a 22 into a quintessential Duvel tulip:

Dark golden, SRM 10-15 range. Sandy, white-tan head that falls to about half an inch.

They mention 4 different C-hops (has to be 4 out of these 5 - Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Citra) on the label and it shows. Immediately citrusy - lemon and lime zest, a little grapefruit, oranges - but also fragrant and floral. Faintly piney. Slight biscuit-malt scent. Not an overly strong nose like some of the recent IPAs I've had.

As expected, citrus: orange, grapefruit, pinch of lime on the finish. Very neutral malt profile. The taste is very standard for an IPA using those 4 C-hops. No perceptible off flavors.

A little on the thin side, but also somewhat creamy. Medium body. It's very pleasant and matches the aroma and smell very well. I think it may benefit from a little more carbonation, however.

Great stuff from a brewery I've never heard of. I don't think this is a groundbreaking IPA, but it's very good for the style and a beer I wouldn't hesitate to buy again if I were in the mood for something in between an IPA and DIPA.


cxr1037, Apr 17, 2014
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A: Nice frothy head which was retained during drinking. Light copper colour.

S: nice pine scent with citrus (grapefruit).

T: Pine and grassy hops with some citrus and maybe a little mango. Some immediate bitterness, but not a huge bite.

F: light, smooth and crisp. Decent carbonation.

O: A pretty good IPA in the NW tradition. Couldn't find a date on the bottle, but I trust the shop I got it from.

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Hop Eruption from Mazama Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.