Hopnoxious DIPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
Had on tap 9/1/11 at the brewpub. Served in a snifter.
A: A mostly clear golden orange, with a head that leaves an impressive amount of lacing/alcohol legs as the glass empties.
S: Intricate as you dig in, but completely hop forward; overripened tropical fruit, ripe mangos and pineapple, mashed/bruised bananas and alcohol, followed by sweet caramel malts and whiffs of honey.
T: On the tongue, more of those mashed/overripened tropical fruit. The sweetness of the malt most definitely keeps the bitterness in check.
MF: Clingy, medium body with low carbonation (expected) and a good amount of dryness.
O: Really pleasant IIPA, this beer combines elevated hop, malt, alcohol, bitterness and sweetness immaculately. Recommended, especially if you're more into citrus/fruity sweetness than pine in your IPAs.
09-02-2011 04:32:28 | More by Scotchboy
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
This review if for the 09 release
I was there for the release party. Got to try this great bear in both nitro and 'standard' both had there merits the nitro smoothed out the beer a little, still having a hard time deciding which version i like the most.
Hoppy and sweet at the same time, new thing for me i love hop monsters so this one is a little different, but still wonderful.
It is still on tap as of right now (5/26/2009) and as had two whole weeks extra to age, and oh my oh my its so much better now, i plan on trying at least a glass a week to see how much better it gets. Sure hope we can get some bottles.
On a side note, my wife is not a ipa lover, but loves this beer!!!
grab some if you can
05-27-2009 04:45:13 | More by kraven
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
12 oz bottle picked up over the weekend at the brewpub for about $3.50.... I've had this a number of times on tap and am very happy they decided to put a little bit into bottles. Label shows nice pint with a vine of fresh hops coiled around it over a tie-dye background... "Hopnoxious" is in stylized letters that look like an old school Dead or Hendrix concert poster.
Poured into my shaped SA glass.
Not much of "pffsssst" when I cracked it.... Very aggressive pour... produces a fairly foamy 1" head atop a glowing golden/orange brew... there is a tiny bit of something (yeast ?) in the bottom of the bottle, but I was careful to keep it out of the glass... descent amount of lace as I make it toward the bottom of the glass.
Nose is all about hops.... nose hair coating citrus with a surprising amount of floral hoppiness (if I had to guess a fair amount of Centennial was used in late kettle and dry-hop) ... there is a little bit of pale maltiness... but mainly there just to keep things together.
The flavor is more balanced... nice background pale malts with just enough caramel malt.. not overly bitter thanks to the malt backbone... the hops are fantastic mid palate with about as much floral and citrus notes you can pack in while still staying balanced.. finish is long and filled with a dry fruity hop essence. The body may be on the thicker side... but a low carbonation level is pushing forward with a plush mouthfeel... very interesting, but I think maybe a touch more carbonation may be in order. Drinkability is fairly high and punctuated by the balancing act this brew pulls off.
I was super stoked when Jason told me they were going to bottle up the DIPA... BADASS!! You know what is even more badass, I hear a new batch of the Devil's Tooth is coming... and it too should be bottled!!
As for the Hopnoxious... I need more before the bottles are gone.
12-16-2008 08:05:42 | More by JohnGalt1
Hopnoxious DIPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.