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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3.99/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sample at Max's on 7/23/14 (from notes)
A: Lacing and copper colored.
S: Hops, all day.
T: Bitter as hell. Along with pine, that is the taste. I don't usually get this even with some of the other big IPAs out there.
M: Smooth with light carbonation.
O: Unbalanced but hoppy and bitter as hell.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 05:08:41 | More by gillagorilla
4.41/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearence very deep orange copper Thick very appetizing.
smell very multi with fresh deep hops but enough citrus adds sweetness in the smell
the taste is it exactly like the smell very smooth rich deep a bit creamy very tasty beer
very smooth mouth feel.
Overall a great beer
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:13:17 | More by Dan_McNeely
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
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