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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) - Rubicon Brewing Company

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very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Hop Sauce 8.2%
A nice golden color with aromas of pine,
citrus and some earthy spice notes was
created using 1800 lbs of English pale
malt and over 100 lbs of hops! Hopsauce
is full of hop flavor at about 100 IBUs.
This is what hop lovers dream about.
Get hopped up on the sauce!"

(Beer added by: BrewMonkey on 07-18-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Vlaminck, Oct 29, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

From 10/24/14 notes. 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip, thanks to nimbleprop for giving me this.

Pours a murky, reddish amber color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Pine hops, bitter grapefruit hops, fruity malts, bready malts, caramel malts, and grains. Taste is maltier than the nose, not too hoppy. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the taste.

Overall a decent beer, maltier than I expected or would have liked for an IPA though. Nose is nice, a decent beer.

mdfb79, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dwtyler, Oct 17, 2014
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BeastLU, Oct 03, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +10%

Nick_Bousquet, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured from bottle into Mason Jar. Pale golden color. 8/10 clarity. Nice carbonation. I can see continuous bubbles floating to the top. Smell: Citrus, grassy, nutty, soapy, ripe cantelope soaked in 151. Taste: smooth at first, with an immediate aged bitter malt seedy alcohol flavor followed by extreme bitterness that is slightly hoppy. After taste is very dry and hops spice stays on tongue. Leaves me wanting another sip. I like bitter though.

Smitt, Sep 05, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

HCGS89, Sep 05, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

If it's a bottled Rubicon beer, expect an IPA of some sort. Hopsauce has made its way into a 22 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

Sunset orange colored and topped with an inch of billowy soapy head. The head slowly drops away, though being so thick that takes time. The aroma is solid, though it won't strike fear among the top tier per style. There's amodest bitter greapefruit peel note, bittersweet tangerine, vauge grass, and a hint of mango.

Hopsauce is not hot, but instead is a sweet and hoppy experience. There's enough hops which bring sweet mango, tangerine, grapefruit, resin, and a note of honey. It leaves a somewhat astringent aftertaste, though remains solid as a rock overall.

DoubleJ, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

redfox405, Aug 28, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grapefruit juice, citrus zest, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but it seems fairly old and the metallic flavor I am getting isn't very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 27, 2014
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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) from Rubicon Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.