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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

1,494 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,494
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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marc77

California

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Polyphenol laden hazy bronze in hue. One fingered, dense, cream white head leaves intricate lace. Pungent, acute aroma of orange rind, tangerine julius infused with pine sap and cannibus. As the beer warms, soft hints of buttery caramel arise and provide contrast. Quite a pleasure to inhale, indeed. Incipient in flavor is a hawkish barrage of grapefruit pith and quinine, which is ensued by softer notes of marmalade and bready malt. Mid palate surfaces a hair of coating ethanol, which seemingly serves to carry the luscious hop presence down the esophagus... the hop character is permeating enough that my throat perceives it. Emerging late, perhaps as the palate becomes nearly overwhelmed by hop oils, is a pleasant honeyish, sweet biscuit impression. Nearly full bodied, with ample dextrins providing girth to support the driving hop character. Finishes with a brusque savory cracker hint, but otherwise agreeably and blatantly bittersweet. An excellent DIPA. Although not one to quaffed quickly in my book, this is a brew that showcases what can be beautful about excessive west coast hopping (when combined with a supple malt backbone.) Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2006 03:13:33 | More by marc77
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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,494 ratings.