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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

1,490 Ratings
THE BROS
100
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Ratings: 1,490
Reviews: 926
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 132
Gots: 69 | 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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beesy

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poures from a 22oz bottle into a North Coast chalice. No bottle date.

A - pours a somewhat hazy medium-light orange with a finger and a half head that is slightly tan in color. Lots of carbonation bubbles form but the head doesn't last very long.

S - hoppy but slightly oxidized. Boozy. Hops are alighly citrus and piney. I'm thinking it's lost some aroma from the greatness it once was.

T - very hop forward as expected and it hits with a high bitterness too. Has to be 100 +. Piney, slightly resin and some citrus notes in the hops. Some tropical notes of mango and pineapple late. No malts I can really distinguish except just a tad of caramel early on before the IBU assault on my tounge. A nice, slightly dirty hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Slightly boozy.

M - fairly thin and dry which I prefer in IPA and IIPA.

D - easy to let it sneak up on you. The booze and IBU keep it from being to easily drank, but the dryness almost balances the other two factors out.

Overall, I am enjoying this beer, I just wish I could have tried it maybe a weeks weeks younger. The IBU monster is very enjoyable and I think some of the aroma the dissiapted would have added to this one for me. I will be sure to try it again when I can be guaranteed it is fresh to see how it stacks up.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 00:50:02 | More by beesy
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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

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the taste is it exactly like the smell very smooth rich deep a bit creamy very tasty beer

very smooth mouth feel.

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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.