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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) - Rubicon Brewing Company

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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce)Hop Sauce (Hopsauce)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
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:
Beer added by: BrewMonkey on 07-18-2008

"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!"
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really bitter and interesting. Hoppy but it's very bitter. The bitterness overpowers the hops taste. There is no sweetness to it, it's just hops

Photo of edhizdeid
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in a tulip glass.

Clear copper color, no head. Nice hoppy aroma- citrus and floral. Not much malt in the taste, but good hop flavor. Not too bitter, but nice bite. Body is a bit thin.

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of m4xx
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%

A: 4.1 - Deep golden, almost orange in color, with moderate carbonation

S: 3.2 - Heavy malt, grain, a bit piney, a little dank, a little citrus/grapefruit once it warms up, not very heavy on hop aroma, can smell the alcohol

T: 2.7 - Pretty malty, lingering sharp bitterness, a bit one-dimensional -- between the alcohol and the boring bitterness, it's a little astringent

M: 4.5 - Nice viscosity, near perfect carbonation, almost leaves behind a resin-like coating on the tongue

O: 3.1 - A very standard, mediocre DIPA; really heavy on the bitter, but lacking in the late hop addition characteristics, and a little too malty

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bobbyhands
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of davet100
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.6/5  rDev -5%

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Double_O
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Vlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

Photo of dwtyler
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BeastLU
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Jmick28
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Nick_Bousquet
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Smitt
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

Photo of 1424IpA
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of HCGS89
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) from Rubicon Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.