Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft pour into a shaker pint glass at Beachwood BBQ.
A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of persistent white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Intense juicy citrus, equal parts tangerine and grapefruit, overwhelm the nose early. Some pine and caramel are able to peek through after the passage of some time. No alcohol is detected in the smell, and it is otherwise as powerful, focused, and clean as any of the style.
T: Begins off-dry, with pungent grapefruit and pine hop aromatics, and bright moderate acidity. Flavors become more dry in the middle, with aromatic flavors turning more flowery. Toasted pale malt begins to come into focus but never becomes becomes balanced, instead being continually outweighed by the hop presence. The finish is extremely bitter, overshadowing any other flavors that may remain. No alcohol is detected in the flavor.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, resinous and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D: Moylan's Hopsickle may be the first DIPA I ever truly enjoyed--back when the style was challenging and extreme in a way that most beers simply weren't. Since that time, I have returned to it whenever it is offered on draft, but I have avoided the bottled version due to its price and questionable reputation. On draft this beer has withstood the test of time, with a smell and a look that could not be improved. It is a staggeringly bitter example of the style, which is saying a lot; it may seem difficult at times to appreciate the well-cultivated hop aromatics and the nuanced malt contributions amidst the dominant bitterness. Still, it is a great example of the style and should absolutely be sought out on draft.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2011 15:12:52 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
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
92 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.