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Hoperation Overload - DESTIHL Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 09-01-2009

An Imperial or 'Double' India Pale Ale with characteristically intense yet greatly balanced hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It is deep golden-light amber/copper in color, although the use of the huge amounts of hops may cause a degree of appropriate hop haze. Alcohol strength is high but balanced by the hops and malt profile.

85 IBU
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Photo of WDJersey
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours clear copper amber with a medium frothy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - sweet caramel malt with some alcoholic hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with a pretty big piney resiny hop finish and quite a bit of alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent DIPA. I liked this much better on tap. It was very hazy with more fruit and less alcohol. This tastes a bit like Arrogant Bastard.

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianQuinn
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Le_HopHead
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveHack
2.94/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Overly malty and just not good

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3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, the head takes up 3/4 of the glass but boils down to a deep hazy copper body. The full dark classic "C" hops come through in the nose. The taste starts with a soft creamy sweet malt flavor that is cut by a big hop flavor of dark green herbal character. The finish has a nice balance of hop bitterness and alcohol spice note to follow.

This beer real has a good balance of big sweet malt and bitter hops and it is very easy to drink for such a big beer.

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3.08/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Hoperation Overload from DESTIHL Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.