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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: Beaver13 on 04-25-2013

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Reviews by Omnium:
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3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > 2xIPA glass

A - Pours a nice clear yellow, 1.5 finger head, soapy white, little lacing.
S - Big bready malt, some herbal hops, a little mango, some pepper
T - Sweet and tart malt forward, some floral and herbal hops mid way ends very much so on the bready side of things.
M - A weird aftertaste, not really appealing. Kinda has a slippery buttery texture.
O - I dont think this should be in double/imperial IPA as far as category goes, its neither. American pale would fit better, or imperial pilsner.
Doesnt really make a good presentation for either side though. Lots of malt thats complex in a way, but not a good way. Not going to get again.

More User Reviews:
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1.88/5  rDev -44.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.88/5  rDev -15%
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.

Photo of Circles413
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.