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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

1,551 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 929
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 142
Gots: 87 | 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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I loved this beer. It poured a light brown/orange color with a small amount of carbonation and a nice light tan foam. The smell had a nice hoppy, sweet character to it with hints of peach and apricot. It tastes like hops, but is well balanced so they do not dominate. It also is bitter and dry. I certainly would say this beer has great drinkability - it smells sweeter than it tastes and it tastes hoppier than it smells. I love the very dry mouthfeel to the beer and equate it to a very dry red wine.

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Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a growler purchased at Green's off Piney Grove in Columbia, SC. It is only about 3-4 weeks after kegging... I can't wait!

A: Cloudy orange amber color with a good off-white head and haevy, fluffy lacing that clings solidly all over the glass. It takes the bubbles about 5-6 seconds to reach the top of the glass from the bottom. Is it thick, or what?

S: Citrus and heavy pine with some earthy undertones. Mild caramel sweet smell is also present.

T&M: BALANCED! Hops galore, but well-balanced. Mild hemp tasting. Bold hop bitterness with a juicy flavorful middle and semi-dry, dry, dry, dry finish. Herbal, citrus and piney all rolled into one!

This is a great beer if you love hops. This is so well balanced for a 'heavy hop' lover though. It isn't too sweet from the malts and just malty enough to let those hop tastes bust out without ripping your mouth dry like the Sahara. Much better fresh as opposed to the bottle that is rough as all get up and go. This is incredibly SMOOTH!

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This is the real thing, folks. Make no doubt about it. I'm honored to be only the 2nd reviewer of this gem. Sorry I don't have a picture of the bottle. It's a fern green colored painted on label that reads Moylan's 2005 Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale. On the back is written "In celebration of the hop...this is a hop tribute...worthy of a king..." It's every bit of that. It pours a subperb, thick frosty root beer-like head with lacing that lasts forever. The hops is a "blast" of Tomohawk, Cascade and Centennial. It's a perfect blend of malt and hops. It's the hop heads' dream. It weighs in at 9.2% alcohol by volume, so go easy. It reminds me a bit of Three Floyd's Dreadnaught, but definitely of the bold, hoppy West Coast style. It's hops on steroids! Wow. I can't imagine anyone brewing a better West Coast-style Imperial IPA than this. Until now, I don't think I've ever given a beer a perfect score.

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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.