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Hoppy Face Amber Ale - Hoppy Brewing Co.

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Hoppy Face Amber AleHoppy Face Amber Ale

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoppy Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-30-2003

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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 29
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2.39/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This really tasted like a glorified homebrew- lacking of flavor and malt, with an ashy and distractedly bitter aftertaste. Meh.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is a lot of pine resin.
The taste starts with mild lemon bitterness, then middle to end is a big pine resin bitter. Not my favorite flavor.
The texture is crisp.
It has an intense resin smell and flavor which is great if you like that.

Photo of jdelenikos89
3.14/5  rDev -9%

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2.52/5  rDev -27%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2/5  rDev -42%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of smakawhat
2.38/5  rDev -31%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into an elongated tulip glass.

Opaque orange glowing tangerine body color. Thick head and enormous even off a slow pour. Large retention and thick clumping. Very aggresive, a little overboard, but still impressive.

Thick doughy malts. Lots of bakery smells and doughy yeast. Light caramel and a slight floral hop angle. Not particularly hoppy or hop forward.

Palate is very watery. Lots of seltzery feel and perrier like carbonation. Wet and mineraly. Virtually no malt presence or chew. No caramel and more importantly no hops. Weak. Wet. Lifeless. Aftertaste brings a little taste of hop bitterness, but it is indistinct, and makes the beer come across as slightly hoppy perrier.

Overall even with no bottling date or the possibility of faded old hops, this brew just isn't even getting the basics right. No malt backbone or sweetness, very dissapointing since it is an impressive looking beer.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Hoppy Face Amber Ale from Hoppy Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.