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Hop Eruption - Mazama Brewing Co.

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Hop Eruption
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BA SCORE
82
good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
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 shelby415:
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

shelby415, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

chossboss, Feb 05, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pored from a 22oz into a pint glass.

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.

BurdockBoy, Mar 18, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -19.8%

switzer, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of cxr1037
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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:

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

NOSE
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.

TASTE
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.

MOUTHFEEL
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.

OA
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.

85/100

cxr1037, Apr 17, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -19.8%

jason_nwx, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

dipso123, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Reidrover
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem OR
$4.49
Cloudy burnt orange coloured body with a large rocky cream coloured head.
Mostly honeyish malt aromas, a bit of resiny hops.
Very balanced for a IPA..malts are strong caramel and semi sweet hops light resin.
Nice mouth feel..creamy smooth OK.
An OK beer but too balanced..i feel this might be old.

Reidrover, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bumchilly25, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

johnnyboy76, Apr 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

kscaldef, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

bobotron, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

VanKieft, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

gatheredwaters, May 09, 2014
Hop Eruption from Mazama Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.