1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery

Not Rated.
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale AleHopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,514 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 928
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 133
Gots: 75 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,514 | Reviews: 928 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pbsmooth
5/5  rDev +21.4%

pbsmooth, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of esharri2
5/5  rDev +21.4%

esharri2, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of virinow
5/5  rDev +21.4%

virinow, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of gorby16
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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.

gorby16, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +21.4%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of despond
5/5  rDev +21.4%

despond, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of scottyu27
5/5  rDev +21.4%

scottyu27, May 22, 2013
Photo of ALLISON01
5/5  rDev +21.4%

ALLISON01, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of mcdsports
5/5  rDev +21.4%

mcdsports, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of jbweld
5/5  rDev +21.4%

jbweld, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of cdizinno
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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!

cdizinno, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of BrianTheBrewer30
5/5  rDev +21.4%

BrianTheBrewer30, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ATXRyan
5/5  rDev +21.4%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of shockrocker65
5/5  rDev +21.4%

shockrocker65, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of ChappyCubsFan
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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.

ChappyCubsFan, Aug 26, 2005
Photo of zapahoppa
5/5  rDev +21.4%

zapahoppa, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of dsnyder61
5/5  rDev +21.4%

dsnyder61, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Hoppytree
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Hoppytree, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +21.4%

razorsdescent, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +21.4%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of SquidVicious
5/5  rDev +21.4%

SquidVicious, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of polopaul20
5/5  rDev +21.4%

polopaul20, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
5/5  rDev +21.4%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of mrshoes
5/5  rDev +21.4%

mrshoes, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of BigJohnShow
5/5  rDev +21.4%

BigJohnShow, Aug 21, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.