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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery

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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale AleHopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,475 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,475
Reviews: 924
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 131
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RootedFool on 08-14-2005)
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Zimbo

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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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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,475 ratings.