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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery

Hopsickle Imperial India Pale AleHopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,444 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1444
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%


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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Reviews by jhtipton:
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jhtipton

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I love this beer. I just want to jump on my hopsickle and ride away. If you bought this beer and didn't notice that they boast hoppiness on the label then you might be pissed off about what you paid. Since I do crave the hops on occasions, then I made a good choice. If you don't like hops, then "What were you thinking?"
A: Nice dark dark golden colour. Pours into my pint glass with about one finger of head that dissipates quickly but laces nicely. The head is a pumpkin golden tint.
S: Hopaliscious. Is it that the pine tree in my yard or this beer?
T: Hopaliscious. Citrusy and bitter. Not complaining, though.
M: Not too heavy but certainly holds its own. Can eat some curado queso (old cheese) without losing interest.
D: Will try to drink again and again but don't recommend more than one or two at a sitting. Mine came in a bomber, so maybe just one! This is one of the reasons I like West Coast IPA's. Actually double the reason. Not quite a Ruination but what else can I drink tonight?

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 17:09:51 | More by jhtipton
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A: Pours a semi-hazy amber color. The head is two fingers high, and ever so slightly off-white in shade. Good retention and a frothy texture betray its hoppy nature, leaving webbed lacing down the glass.

S: Quite grapefruity, almost pungently so. A more piny characteristic appears after opening up slightly. Some of the caramel-laden malts come through, suggesting this isn't the freshest bottle. Still, the hops have held up well. This is going to be exactly what I anticipate it to be...

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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,444 ratings.