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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale - The Fort Collins Brewery

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78
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 04-25-2013)
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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
an audible sizzle settles about, rising up a tide of clean white foam, about one finger high and then it quiets itself, usually audible head fizzles into nothingness in no time flat - not so here, lacing is really nice with sticky white hop web clinging for dear life all over the damn place, the color is a bit odd for this style as it maintains a golden almost straw hue, there is a carbonation party going on inside the glass as well, tons of bubbles grinding against each other in spirals racing around to the top, good looking.

nose...
juicy fruit seltzer with pine notes, some wafts of lemon, pretty straight forward if not a little tame for a double

taste etc...
much like the nose (how often do I type that, sheesh), kind of a mild mannered IPA that roams into a mango-ish one with a definite ABV kick, the bitterness is pretty mild and the hops seem more prevalent in the afterglow, medium thick in the mouth with a nice little kiss of carbonation to keep it light enough, this thing drinks light flavor wise but has big body and ABV... kind of a little bit of a strange combination

verdict?
good beer, nothing special, I prefer a more robust DIPA but there is nothing bad here and it does pack its punch well. if this had the balls flavor wise to back up the body it would be world class

Ego, Aug 23, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
1.9/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - some bready malts and a little grassy, almost skunky, hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and a lot of bitter grassy hops that taste a little noble-like. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and a little watery.

Overall, I don't really care for it. It has good bitterness - but it's more like a imperial pils.

Beaver13, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

acurtis, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

twizzard, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

aztraz, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of jtnord
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%

jtnord, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of DrIPA
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Burgman08
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Burgman08, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Pookie, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

KevinGordon, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

jaydoc, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

MShloss, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Inglewood, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

immobileman, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

GABrew, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of slader
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pros: Smooth. Cons: Hints of malted milk balls when it first hits the palette. To brewers credit they post an accurate description of the taste on the label: "Bready malt backbone..." Sorry to say that the balance of the 4-pack from the great FCB brewery is destined for the lower shelf in the back of my fridge.

slader, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Circles413
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a 4 pack at a local bottle shop for $2.99. The beer is okay at best but when you look at the price point it's great! Would I pay $9.99 for a 4 pack? Maybe. But at $2.99, you can't beat it! This isn't the best or worst IPA I've ever had but again, at the price it's at, I can't complain. Definitely a pretty solid session IPA even though it's rated ad an IEPA. For my taste & standards, I consider this a higher ABV, IPA. Nothing more, nothing less.

Circles413, Apr 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Mersh
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Mersh, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A hazy, murky burnt orange body holds up a foamy cream colored head. Good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: A nice blend of citrus and pine.

Taste: Really sharp pine, a malty backbone, with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, sticky.

Overall: Tasty and straight to the point.

JuicesFlowing, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Lelampp, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

bcuz7, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

MightiestBeard, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

gschaiper, Jun 06, 2014
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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.