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Hop Quake - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jaswilson2 on 12-20-2013

This IPA is a delightful balance of caramel maltiness and both hop bitterness and flavor. Five different malt varieties, and flaked oats, combine to provide a sturdy foundation for the Columbus, Cascade, and Centennial hops that are added at various times during the boil. Hop Quake has a slightly earthy bitterness that is met with a citrusy, floral hop flavor and powerful aroma that is certain to give the drinker a clean and enjoyable IPA experience.
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Photo of tbryan5
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3/5  rDev -14.3%

On tap at the brewery.
Medium amber with a good head. Looks like a typical IPA.
Aroma has both medium roasted malts and hops. Flavor is a way more hoppy and has notably more earthy/herbal flavor. Overly bitter given the other hop flavors.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +42.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Jasonkyeager
4.36/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not my mug of beer but it was pretty awesome.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Sazz9
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Label says bottled on 11 01 14.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch beige head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sweet cereal grain malt aroma leads me to believe this beer either didn't ferment out fully or the mash was at a higher than average temperature. The hops that are there are earthy.

T- This isn't a hop quake, it's a malt quake. More cereal grain malt sweetness with a moderate hop bite and minimal actual hop flavor. Very drinkable, though the booze does show after multiple sips.

M- Slightly slick with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I believe my suspicions were correct about this being mashed at a higher temperature. Either that or they used a less-attenuative yeast. Without all the brewer talk, it's sweeter than it is hoppy so, if you like that sort of thing like I do, it's a decent beer.

Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is quite hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving specks of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral, piney and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is mostly dominated by the hops, but it’s a moderate amount of bitterness that really shines through in front of the piney and spicy flavors. Hints of underlying caramel malts are also present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The bitterness from the hops is very prickly on your tongue.
O: This beer is extremely bitter and it seems that the bitterness intensifies as you continue to drink it.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of businesstime
2/5  rDev -42.9%

A bready, doughy, caramel malt bomb with some assertive bitterness to counter residual sweetness. No detectable hop flavors and no hop aroma whatsoever. I'm not sure what this beer was trying to be, but it certainly isn't an American IPA. The giant hop leaf on the front, along with the title Hop Quake, has really mislead me. It's grain bill says English ESB, it's yeast profile says American, but it's hoppiness says English IPA at best.

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3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.61/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nose of pine, bready, caramel malt, faint popcorn & spice. Taste pine, grapefruit, resin, buttery, caramel, bitter finish.

Photo of Acemcdill
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of nmann08
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Hop Quake from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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