Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery
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Reviews by salvo:
2.42/5 rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Moylan' hopsickle is a disappointment: neither hoppy nor sweet as the name implies.
I may have hooked on to an older keg at the Bling Pig Bar in Champaign, IL, but I've heard lots of good buzz about this beer and so was looking forward to trying it when I saw t on BP's tap list. When it arrived, it was limpid, pale, and had a foamy head that quickly disappeared, leaving some oily residue. Taste was rather tame and simple. I figured, with the name "Hopsickle," there would be both a malt sweetness and sharp cutting hop edge. I thought it had neither. So perhaps I didn't get what I ordered, or got one of the last pints off an aging keg, or a soapy glass or something that put the beer off. I'll give the Hopsickle another chance first opportunity I have and will happily (hoppily) revisit this review, but until then, I recommend avoiding this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
02-01-2011 23:22:16 | More by salvo
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3.8/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
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Hopsickle pours with a furious carbonation into two-fingers of quilted tan head. Color is a dirty brown with ruddy hues.
An aggressive hop aroma is checked quickly by strong notes of caramel, peach, and vanilla.
Long hoppy notes to the tongue, with the sweetness taking a timorous role compared to the aroma. Light fruits are noticed in the middle. An annoying chalky character lingers.
Medium to heavy in body and drier than expected. Alcohol is only noticeable as an afterthought.
Damn good example of a DIPA, but still don't know what the hell "triple" has to do with anything. I guess that's something I'll just have to live with.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 01:35:26 | More by stephens101
4.79/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bomber. Poured into pint glass. SRM ~14, Generous, fluffy, cream-coloured head. On the nose, it definitely smells what I would expect a hopsickle to smell like! Aroma is pretty much all hop, and very complex. Fruity, spicy, and earthy notes combined. Robust mouthfeel. As for the taste, it is what is expected from the nose. Very complex, very bitter, all hop. This an outstanding example of an Imperial IPA!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 01:33:46 | More by psoriasaurus
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
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