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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) - Rubicon Brewing Company

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86
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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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BryanCDM
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BryanCDM, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of heytomcat
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

heytomcat, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of MickeyHops
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MickeyHops, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

baklo, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of srandycarter
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Opaque orange, small head, leaves to small clumps of bubbles. Not much lace.

S - Not hoppy. Maybe dishwater notes. Not bad but not appealing.

T - Standard hoppy offering. Not much malt, and not exceptional hops notes.

M - Medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - Average, but very drinkable.

srandycarter, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of ac22rush
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ac22rush, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Cynic-ale, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Paccamacca
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Paccamacca, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -21.1%

GRG1313, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Booner818, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of nealbert
4/5  rDev +5.3%

nealbert, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of lordofstarside
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber to a snifter, no dates

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a finger of foam. Mild carbonation from the sides, good lacing, okay retention

Smells of fruity hops- tropical fruits, citrus, and a bit of pine. Behind that is a sweet caramel malt and a splash of alcohol

Taste is with the nose, tropical fruit and citrus for the hop profile followed by a ridgid caramel and bready malt backbone. Finishes with a little bit of alcohol

Feel is a medium body with a wet finish. Alcohol's present but it's still pretty drinkable, medium bitterness

Overall it's okay. I don't think I'd get it again at the price though

lordofstarside, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Alron
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Alron, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of mactrail
2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Clear medium amber color in the New Belgium snifter. Some coarse foam for a while, but it releases some carbonation with every sip. Interesting cedar wood aroma along with the flowery hop notes.

The flavors are a wild hop circus. Mostly it's just a lot of overly bitter and acidic tastes. The initial taste has some sweetish fruit with a hint of malt, followed by the grapefruit pith. There are some decent hop flavors in here but they are overwhelmed by the palate-scorching overdose of some alpha dog. Hot and sharp.

This is just too bitter and peculiar to drink by itself. I need a can of Simpler Times to dilute this down to something beery. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego.

mactrail, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

largadeer, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of surfotog
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

surfotog, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of davegray
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

davegray, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear gold with a thin white head that receded to a thin ring leaving some lacing down the glass. Standard for a DIPA. Scents of citrus peel, tropical fruit, mango, pine resin and caramel malt. As it warms some earthy and funky aromas come out alongside some overripe fruit. Not the most complex aroma amongst West Coast DIPAs, but good and true to form. Flavor begins with strong pine resin bitterness that remains present throughout the sip and aftertaste. Prominent flavors of citrus peel, citrus pith, some fruit flavors, spicy hops, some earthy hops and a hint of caramel malt in the background, though rather subdued. A very hop forward beer. Alcohol is detectable in the background. A rather dry finish. A little sweeter as it warms, though not much. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with low carbonation and a semi-drying mouthfeel. Not as heavy bodied and stick as most DIPAs, a little watery and light, but quite drinkable. The mouthfeel allows the hops to be the center of the beer. Overall this is a good DIPA due to its hop-forward nature. Its not as balanced or complex as other West Coast DIPAs, without the usual sticky and sweet malt flavors and feels. But if you like hops, this is a good beer, as the hops are the star of the beer.

Auraan, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of TubaDan
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

TubaDan, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of arrowh
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amber, cloudy since this was on cask; thick, frothy head. Great hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. Layers of hop flavor followed by caramel and yeasty bread. Silky cask-induced mouthfeel. This beer is made for being cask-conditioned--much better balanced than the regular tap version. The lower carbonation level lets all the flavors and nuance come through. Hops still dominate, but not overpowering. Sublime!

arrowh, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - 3.75 - Nice clear orange-amber color with thin film of white bubbles on top leaving okay lacing.
S - 3.25 - A little too garlicky/earthy for my tastes. Bready malts.
T - 3.25 - Same problem. Same tastes.
M - 3.25 - Light medium mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is bitter and garlic.
O - 3.25 - Yea it pretty much sucks. Bad choice at a local bottle shop. Will think twice before I grab whatever's on the front counter again.

ISmith87, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Beerlover, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a wonderful mixture of orange, mango and grapefruit.
The taste has moderate to strong pine bitterness throughout with peeks of pineapple sweetness to balance it out.
The texture has soft edges with moderate carbonation.
It's loaded with bitterness at around 100 IBUs but still retains great flavor.

Fatehunter, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jakecattleco, May 30, 2013
Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) from Rubicon Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.