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Hopstillo IPA - Broad Brook Brewing Company

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Hopstillo IPA
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Broad Brook Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JTomczak on 12-20-2013

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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of Genuine
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Saw this new beer on the shelves at Big Gary's in Putnam, CT and decided to give this canned offering a try.

Poured from the can revealed a dark gold, almost bronze in color and a off white head which left beautiful lacing down the side of the glass.

The nose picked up wonderful notes of citrus and pine, sticky hop essence came through quite clearly. Reminds me of the dank IPA's i've had in the past. Few more dark hop notes, rather than the lighter variety.

Taste - I didn't know what to expect so I left that up to the senses. I was pleasantly surprised that this CT brewed IPA did me proud to be CT born and raised. Citrus notes up front and plenty of hop bitterness to balance out the sweet malts. Lingering finish that had a welcomed flavor that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Nice little kick on the end that makes this IPA stand out from the rest. Keeps me coming back for more.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation for the style. Almost chewy but not quite.

Overall - I was very pleased with this IPA. In the vast ocean of IPA's, this one stands out from the rest with his unique flavors in the finish. I'm glad I picked this up and I will be returning to it till the fall brews make their way here. I can't wait to see what else they offer.

Photo of rorjets
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Trying another local in-state brewery for the first time. These 16 oz cans of 'Hopstillo' from Broad Brook Brewing, across the Connecticut River in East Windsor, were a new find for me. And I have to say it was a delightful find.

When you pull the tab to open the can, there is an immediate smell of fruit and piney woods. On the pour, there was a nice long-lasting head topping an amber colored brew. This is definitely a West Coast style IPA that has a strong citrus and pine taste on the first sip. 6.8% ABV but very smooth. The 82 IBUs registers as you swallow, but it still has a clean finish.

I found this beer to be one of the better IPAs I have had from this state, truly deeelicious!

Photo of poporojo
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A bit darker than pale, probably 12 - 14 SRM. Edit to note some yeast/residue from my 16 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Photo of Stubbie1
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold in color, tight white head forms on top a good two fingers worth. Slowly the head faded with a thin lace ring on the top, each sip left its mark on my glass. Citrus on the nose all the way. Hint of malt up front on the taste with a total hop takeover.

Overall a solid brew.

Photo of BillyGam
2.69/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty good ipa. Hoppy bite to it.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Pours a burnt orange color with an inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus and piney hops. Maybe a slight bit of tropical fruit notes. Bread and honey as well. The taste is much more earthy than the aroma. Piney, floral and somewhat vegetal. Bready at times with more bitter pine at the finish. Not much alcohol presence. Light mouthfeel that is on the dry side. Overall, decent IPA made it my home state that I would grab once in a while.

Photo of BeerEsquire
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate, even character w/ well balanced hops - none of the harsh bitterness typical of an American IPA. Citrus on the nose and very easy to drink.

Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Appearance: 4/5
Poured from a growler; dark, murky brown with a thin white head. Nice lacing down the side.

Smell: 3.5/5
Earthy and piney, but not overwhelmingly aromatic.

Taste: 3.25/5
Pretty hoppy right off the bat, but quickly gives way to an earthy and piney bitterness, which lingers for a while. A little bit of sweetness towards the end as well with a moderate malty presence to balance everything out.

Feel: 3.5/5
Medium bodied and a little bit sticky.

Overall: 3.5/5
I went back and forth a couple times on this, as I wasn't a huge fan of that earthy, lingering bitterness, but the balance was great. Plus it's a hometown brewery, which is awesome. Would absolutely drink again.

Photo of KidDoc
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into std pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy deep copper gold color with a nice one-finger head. Good head retention with nice lacing all the way down the glass. Excellent CT version of a west coast IPA. Nice piney scent and well-balanced flavor and mouthfeel. I love starting my session with one of these and then moving on to a more assertive beer like a Flower Power, Sea Hag, or Sculpin. Not competitive with the best but a very excellent example. If you get a chance, you should work this into your rotation.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super tasty ipa! Big hops up front and just enough malt to balance it out

Photo of paresis
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I feel it's under carbonated which affected taste and mouth feel.

Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber color with one finger head. Not too strong of an aroma, but there is some sweet malty notes and floral scents. A nicely bitter beer that has an orange citrus flavor to it, and as it warms up a bready malt can be tasted. The mouthfeel is lighter and smooth which helps downplay the bitterness. Overall, a great ipa with solid malt/hop and great drinkability.

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Hopstillo IPA from Broad Brook Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.