Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale - The Fort Collins Brewery
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Reviews by Ego:
3.3/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
juicy fruit seltzer with pine notes, some wafts of lemon, pretty straight forward if not a little tame for a double
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
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
Serving type: growler
08-23-2013 04:46:47 | More by Ego
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4/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 17:12:42 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.94/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
On tap at Stella in Denver. Bright yellow color, maybe almost orange. aroma was this weird fruity strangeness, not very appealing and I didn't really get it. Flavor was sort of weird, malty, I guess it had some hops but this was really below average when it comes to an IPA or pale ale especially considering the beers we have access to. I can;t see anyone picking this over Odell IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2014 12:59:13 | More by ArrogantB
3/5 rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: hazy; pale amber in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, got a thin film that was gone in 30 seconds; moderate lacing;
S: subtle, but what was there was mostly floral hops;
T: a little earthy up front; alcohol is noticeable; floral, then a little tart in mid-palate; a little metallic with minimal bitterness on finish;
M: medium bodied; light carbonation; a little syrupy;
O: This is a style I enjoy, but I can't see myself seeking this one out again;
Serving type: can
06-23-2014 01:42:07 | More by HamdenHector
3.49/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 07:24:16 | More by Circles413
3.19/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A - Cloudy, golden, yellow in color; Fizzy white head that hangs around before drinking
S - Didn't get much here other than lemony hops
T - A sweet, fresh, yet bitter taste; not very complex, a little malt taste beneath the hops
M - Sweet malty feel up front, bitterness on the back end
O - Not a bad beer, but with so many Extra Pale Ale choices out there, not sure I would revisit this one. But it's not a bad beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 03:14:50 | More by henrichsj
Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.