Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery
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Reviews by Zimbo:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.8/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
To be honest I've been pretty contemptuous of the whole roidish 'Imperial Pale Ale' thing for sometime now but I have endeavoured to try as many of them as possible to see if my opinion can be swayed.
Poured into 'The Stein of Truth' it formed an easy rich head, dense at the centre and loose and fluffy of the sides of the glass. Really quite a beautiful rocky mountain head though this deflates once drinking. Deep brownish orange to the eyes.
Very very very bitter. Beyond resiny pine.Like well used tyre rubber with a trace of cantelope. A slight metallic fluttering there too which surprisingly isn't at all unappetising. As subtle as Glenn Beck in a patriotic rant. Twistedly unbalanced too with a slightly syrupy body and some stickiness. A real show off but still rather likeable and strangely addictive. I don't regret having it, infact I'm very glad I did. But given its ransom like cost here 'I think I realise this presumptuous little flirtation is over'.
Certainly the Imperial IPAs I 've had are better than I could have expected. I really do like them. But the common theme of the style seems to be a conformity of taste that squashes individuality.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2010 19:45:55 | More by Zimbo
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4.58/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured a nice copper color. Does have a strange smell (not bad, just unusual) Heavy on the bitter side with a hint of citrus/sweetness. Hops on hops on hops but still went down incredibly smooth. Very tasty. Would definitely recommend.
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Huntington Beach, CA
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2014 04:58:17 | More by dsservin
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
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