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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

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,491
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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snpub540

California

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber with a label, not screen printed. Couldn't find any information on when this particular bottle was brewed.

Poured an orangish amber hue, with a slight amount of hazy but mostly clear. Small off white head that disappears rather quickly but leaves a ring of bubbles. Delicate lacing remains.

The nose on this beer was amazing. It definately lives up to its name. An all hop nose with grass, citrus and floral notes blending together.

Taste was my favorite part. Piney and grapefruit flavors are the most dominate. Very dry, crisp finish. The taste lingers in your mouth and beckons you to take another drink.

A very good beer. Definately something that I am going to pick up over and over. Drinkability is good, but the alcohol is definately there, and makes its presence known. Its a very hoppy beer but what else are you gonna expect with a name like Hopsickle...

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2008 06:48:41 | More by snpub540
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kwakwhore

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber(hop bomber would be appropriate in this case), which warns the consumer to pucker up. A little hazy with an ample white head which leaves lacing down the glass.
Pine hops dominate the aroma until the beer warms up a little when grapefruit rind enters the scene as well. The aromas promise nothing but hops, hops, and more hops.
Flavors deliver on that promise in a big way. Bitter hops in the front, middle and finish of this one. Sweet malts attempt to assert themselves in the middle, but the hops beat them back down and totally shred the palate. This is an extreme beer for sure, exceptional hop character, serious nirvana for hopheads, almost too much for me and I love hops.
Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy, but not unpleasant.
I had to work hard to finish this one. Alcohol and hops combine to knock the drinkability factor down a bit.
I don't know how many IBU's there are in this beer, but it's probably one hell of a lot. If you worship at the altar of the hop, you will love this beer. Everyone else, not so much.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 18:08:19 | More by kwakwhore
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giblet

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very nice IPA! poured a nice light yeller color. with a nice head, carbonation and left nice lace in the glass. this is another beer that reminds me why IPA and DIPA beers are my favorite. nice rich hop aroma and taste. if my retailer had more i would get it more often.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 13:01:09 | More by giblet
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rxdrewthejew

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now that the weather is warming up a bit, it's time to bust out the IPA's again. Not that I ever stopped busting them out. Whatever.

A: The color on this is a fairly dark oragne/amber, clear throughout. Massive thick head, white. Two fingers. Outstanding retention, basically lasted as long as it took me to drink the beer, which was a little while.

S: Plenty of sugary malt and then a wallop of hops, mostly citrus but some floral and pine as well. I can smell the alcohol, sweet and strong, reminds me a bit of Stone 10.

T: Nice opening with strong malty sweetness, but it's basically blown away by the hops almost immediately. This is a freaking hop atomic bomb. Huge pine, but also grapefruit, floral, and some downright plain bitter hops. Damn is this bitter.

MF: Decent amount of carbonation. It actually feels more carbonated than it is because of the super biting bitter aftertaste and also fairly dry finish. Alcohol is noticable but not overdone. It's almost sickeningly dry. Each sip makes you want more, but that just makes you more thirst. The bitter aftertaste literally burns my mouth.

D: This is only for true hop heads. I think it was taken a little too far even. The balance is not that good, but more because the hops are just too strong than the sweetness not being there. That's not to say I don't enjoy it, but it's not nearly as good as something like Pliny or Racer X or Hop 15. However, if you want to try a beer that's too hoppy (and yes, apparently that is possible) this would be the one.
All that being said, I do recommend giving it a try, but just be warned.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 06:59:28 | More by rxdrewthejew
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is a hazey and deep rusty copper. Very sluugish makin there way through the bitter hop syrup. Just a little head after the first pour, followed a little lacing stuck on the sideof the glass and a filmy foam. The aoma is a complex hop bouqet. Flowery, citus zest from lemons, nectarines, and grapefruits. Givs you a great idea of whatsto come with the first sip. Th first sip is a no-nonsense front of hops. Lots of grapefruit rinds, then syrupy orange zest, herbal flowers. Very little malt is noticedwith this hop bomb.The paate is a bitter explosion of hops. Strong upfront, then very slowly,from the middle to the back. Recedes to a mild bitterness that mixes with the warm alcohol at the very back of the palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 04:20:03 | More by scruffwhor
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A gorgeous crystal amber pour with a nice, sticky white head.

S: Heavy pine aromas on the nose, following through, allowing some citrus rind aromas to follow through on the finish. Pretty huge,

T: Pine resin, similar to the aroma. Almost like chewing on pine needles in an attempt to squeeze juices out of them. Big flavour, as suggested by the scent, almost strong enough to start tasting by approaching the mouth. There's a TINY almost caramel maltiness that peeks through, but otherwise, this is huge hops from start to finish.

M: Rather oily and slick... though I'd expect that much. Full, with a nice lingering aftertaste going on.

D: This one mellows out nicely as it sits for a while, but it's still a pretty big flavour with a big ABV to go with it. Taking it slow here, but the bigger hopheads may feel a bit more tempted to indulge more!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2008 02:23:25 | More by Proteus93
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Lupe

New York

4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fluffy white head stays around for a awhile and sits atop a slightly hazy amber-golden liquid. Sheets of lace coat the sides of the glass.

Ok - this is one hoppy smelling beer. Loads of citrus (ruby red grapefruit),pine, herbs, and wild flowers. A vague fruitiness abd mild malt sweetness aroma peak out for a moment. Other than that, it's all mouth watering hops.

With the first sip you know this is a beer for the masochist in you. Big and bold bitterness with a juicy middle. Hops kick it off and stay throughout. There is grapefruit flavor in a beer, and there is this beer thats starts is grapefruit juice. Floral, piney, herbal and faint tobacco flavors come next. Pure mouth puckering hoppiness in every sip. There is a nice maltiness, just like a fresh baked French baguette, that steps in and attempts to balance the hops. The most it can do is slow the pain. Finishes with lingering spice. Alcohol is well hidden at first, then kicks in half way through the bottle adding warmth and fruit.

This beer is an assault on the taste buds. Medium in body and smooth, but very tingly on the tongue. Thinner than expected. I've heard of beers decimating the palate, and now I've had the pleasure. I really like this beer and it drinks too easy between all the hops and alcohol, but I don't think I'd ever pop open another bottle.

Hail the biggest and baddest pure hop bomb I've had to date. No disrespect to Stone, but I'm not sure if I'm worthy.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2008 00:19:02 | More by Lupe
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charlzm

California

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled, consumed on 01/31/08.

Pours a slightly cloudy hue of golden honey. Nice off-white head a finger thick. Massive aroma of grapefruit hops. Mouthfeel: a little thicker than water. Surprisingly malty with a buttery character, though the hops burst into the mouth immediately with a bitter piney splash and stick around forever and a day. Fairly well-balanced, considering the style.

If you like hops, this is the beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2008 18:11:27 | More by charlzm
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Beercub

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cognac clear color with a nice sticky persisting lace. Hops are right up front in the nose, not unlike many other hop bombs. The taste continues with the hops, but quickly merges with a hard thick complex malt flavor. It took a few sips before I could reconcile the combination of these flavors, but eventually as the beer warmed a little, it seemed to work. Reminded me of a DFH 90 minute with an infusion of NW hops (DFH 90 mixed with Ruination?). The mouthfeel improved as the beer warmed and the carbonation continued to help mix the different flavors in the palate. The drinkability is not great because of the strength and weight of the liquid. It is certainly a sipper. I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 16:04:07 | More by Beercub
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

1pt 6oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: The intial pour is a beautiful milkly amber and orange with a creamy inch and a half head that fades into a quater inch cap in a five minutes or so, the lacing is not thick but what lacing there is looks incredibly sticky and hints at the powerfuly sticky and bittering hoppiness that this beer has in store, the only knock is that the head wasn't as thick and the not as retentive as I would have hoped for to get a perfect score.

S: The smell is not suble at all but who cares it is a goddamn hop explosion, the grapefruit, pine, nuttiness, lemon and orange peel are all mingling together in incredibly decandant ways, it is truly something to behold.

T/MF: This is perhaps one of the bitterest beers I've ever tasted. And that is not a bad thing, a hot pine and grapefruit flavor dominates but there is a very fruity sweetness that entices the tip of the tongue and makes that bitterness just barable enough to go back again sip after sip, the finish is incredibly long and piny and you can just feel your tongue seizing up and shrinking when you are drinking this beer, incredibly active mouthfeel, very rich very bitter, everything you would expect.

D: Damn tasty but the drinkablity suffers a bit because it is just the tadest bit too bitter for my tastes and might benefit from more of that interplay of the sweetness I experienced when I first tasted the beer, but still a beer that you should make a point to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 03:35:21 | More by bluemoonswoon
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JonathanL7890

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Served in a 22oz bomber I got from beergeek. Poured into a standard pint glass. Moderate amount of foaming. No apparent lacing. Appearance was cloudy deep golden. Beer was cloudy when poured but as it warmed it cleared up. Aroma was terrific. As soon as the beer was poured you could smell the hops in the room. Smell was a complex bouquet of hops. I could pick out the Simcoe and Columbus.
Taste was very bitter. I could feel the hops permeate my very being. Finish was extremely bitter. Mouthfeel was a bit light for a 9% ABV. Also, the oily feel from the hops was apparent.
I give this a low drinkability. I had trouble finishing my sample , much less a whole bomber of this. Way too unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 21:27:08 | More by JonathanL7890
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deeply hazy orange body is completely opaque. Level three finger slab of just off-white micro micro bubbles. Excellent lacing.

Big assertive pine and citrus aroma, heavy on the oranges with a good dollop of grapefruit.

Thick sloppy slap of sweet malt crashes across the tongue, running for its life from the mounting assault of juicy fruity and oh so brillantly bitter hops. The hop aftertaste lingers long after...like until morning.

Good mouthfeel overall, though it feels a bit messy at times. Drinkability is in the "can't get enough" vein.

A hoppy monster that will scour the tongue. Sure its unbalanced, DIPAs should be. Sad to see this case end.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2008 23:21:47 | More by RonfromJersey
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold in color with a nice off white head. Plenty of stick lacing is present on the sides of the glass.
Smell is all hops, citrusy and floral. Taste is both juicy and mouth puckering. Hits you with the citrus juice up front, then rips the back of your tongue apart with an abundance of bittering hops. There is no doubt about the hops in this one. I can safely say that this is the biggest assault on my palate by hops that I've ever had. It's a tad one sided, but you're expecting that when you buy. Nice hop bomb.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 23:37:22 | More by FtownThrowDown
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JDV

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Honey amber color with a medium light offwhite head. Smell is huge pine and soapy hops. Very aromatic and nice. Taste is wow, bitter.... Very piney, hoppy, and unbalanced to say the least. Not enough sweetness to make this pleasant or enjoyable at all. Too much hops for the malt used, and although the alcohol is very nicely hidden, this isn't very drinkable or pleasant. Chalky dry, intense bitterness. ugh...

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 18:49:14 | More by JDV
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Body is a bright slightly cloudy amber hue. Pours with a pretty scanty <1 finger foamy white head which quickly disappears completely. No lacing is left behind in the glass. I was very impressed by the color of this brew but not so much by the head.

S- Hello hops! A big, strong nose of piny hops, citrus hops loaded with grapefruit, and citrus hops loaded with lemon, orange, and mango completely dominate the nose. If there is anything else here I can't tell.

T- The initial flavor is just as bright as the smell. A big burst of hops dominates the initial flavor. Grapefruit, pine, and other citrus flavors come through strong. These flavors intensify for the finish and the bitter assault begins. Lingering on the palate is a medium residual hop bitterness, and the hop flavors described initially (particularly the piny hops...I do love Cascade hops). Malt and alcohol are well hidden.

M- High carbonation and regular medium weight body. With all the hops-I was expecting an oily and smooth body-but thats not the case here. Average, somewhat boring mouthfeel.

D- This beer is a one-sided hoppy mess indeed. A well presented one that I did enjoy-but I prefer balance to my hoppy beers. Not my favorite of the style, but one I will probably buy again. Above average overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 20:47:12 | More by PittBeerGirl
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pershan

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a cloudy amber (had to dock it for this) with a big white, rocky head into a 12-oz pilsner glass. The aroma was big on fresh, fragrant hops. A HUGE hop flavor, with an intensely bitter hop finish -- nothing sweet in this brew -- possibly the hoppiest beer I've ever had. A very appropriate name -- good thing I'm a hop-head. If you don't like a lot of hops, then this is definitely not the beer for you. If, however, you want an intensely bitter, high-alcohol, over-the-top hops extravaganza, then this is the beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 18:20:15 | More by pershan
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Kudashov

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22.oz bottle poured into my Spaten beer mug . No date on label . When poured the is a nice thick foamy head which reduces a tad to wonderful white lacing . Giant white craters left on the sides like whipped cream . Smells of lemon and citrus . This is being enjoyed with some Cabot Sharp Cheddar . Halfway through the bottle and there is no red warmth in my cheeks . When ABV on brews are over 8 there is some kind of "heat " in my cheeks . As the brew is sipped a few times it is realized that this is just an OK DIPA . Something is not right that I cannot put my finger on . Maybe the bitterness on the finish . This may the last time for the Hopsickle on my palate . 2 hours to finish should tell you that I had a tough time with it .

Oh and I have Jeff Gordon in the Daytona 500 at 5-1 odds with Fat Steve .

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 22:07:26 | More by Kudashov
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brdc

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks wasatch for this one. Large capped bottle poured into a tulip.

Be careful when you open it, this one foamed a lot, and a substantial amount was lost, although the kitchen smelled delicious!
Bright, dark orange with a (very) foamy off-white head.
Aroma is quite hoppy, as expected, fruity, with grapefruits, orange and others, but also some unexpected caramel maltiness - perhaps it is warmer than the average.
Quite full on the palate, it is hoppy indeed, and citric for most part, but quite well balanced, with a caramel maltiness, even sweetness alternating with that grassy, fruity hoppiness, and finishing quite dry. Despite some obvious alcoholic notes, it is not in your face, and quite pleasant as a whole.
This one is better balanced than the average, and despite the hop assault, it is not only hops. Very good indeed.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 03:38:29 | More by brdc
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip

A: Translucent amber liquid, slightly darker than Hopslam if I recall correctly. Giant, tight off white head with great retention and leaves big sticky lumps on the glass.
S: Very strong, dominating hop presence. Behind that a little sweetness, citrus, floral, but hops are huge.
T: Bitter, dry, grass, hops....wow. The hops are the first thing to hit and then a strong citrus, grapefruit like bitterness is in the middle before a dry, hoppy aftertaste. Nowhere near as sweet as Hopslam or Nugget Nectar or as smooth as Pliny. Also the 9% alcohol makes an appearance in the finish from the beginning and only gets stronger. Despite this, the beer is never too overwhelming from the hops or alcohol, but definitely ruins the palate for anything else the rest of the night.
M: Nearly fully body, slightly creamy, dry finish and moderate carbonation.
D: At first I thought this was great and I'd be fine finishing it but getting into the second half of the bottle wasn't nearly as pleasant as the first half. It's a great hoppy beer, but I'd prefer a little more floral, pine, citrus, etc anything to balance the hops a little

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2008 01:55:44 | More by yourefragile
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Philabeerphia

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: crisp & golden. dense and short head, micro bubbling it eventually gave way as the brew warmed.
Smell: cascade hops, gin-ey and piney, something medicinal going on. raw and sharp on the nose, bold... underpinned by just a hint of honey. reminds me of being on a hike in the mountains.
Taste: unforgiving hop, bitter immediately but especially at the back of the mouth. Malt and Alcohol is becoming pronounced as this warms. Dry and earthy. Dominated by weeds and grass, but again, the malt is there in the middle.
MF: lightly carbonated and light on the tongue, rinses itself, leaving only the hop on the tongue and throat. My tastebuds are done for the night.
Drinkability: I would only drink one in a sitting. I've had other hop monsters that I've found more balanced and enticing.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 04:57:04 | More by Philabeerphia
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toddhett

District of Columbia

2.98/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

First the good:

The beer pours with a nice caramel-copper color with wonderful off-white head. There's nice lacing on the glass, and the beer smells great. Huge citrus aroma with something else (I'm trying to figure out what that is) lurking in the background. Based on sight and smell and the amusing name, I think that I am going to love this beer. As I am dumping our milk bottles down the drain -- assuming that i will pour this beer on my cereal -- I start to drink it.

I will give Moylan's points for flavor. There is a huge, overwhelmingly-bitter flavor to this beer. It's as if they boiled a county's worth of Pacific coast hops and dumped then in a bottle. The aroma is great, but the bitterness is a bit much for me. I think that it needs to be balanced with more malt. I respect what they've, done, but the beer needs more balance for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 22:37:42 | More by toddhett
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bboven

Texas

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

Medium copper color, slightly hazy due to dry-hopping, thick head that lasts and lacing that covers the glass in thick rings. Beautiful.

A blend of hop aroma that comes together as a low-intensity, but high volume type of aroma if that makes sense. The hops are mellow but there in droves, I guess. There is also a good amount of malt that shows up here.

Sweet malt at the very beginning, but then all hops. Even the hops have a sweet layer to them in this beer. Hugely bittering at the end and it's amazing.

Moderate carbonation, which I suppose serves to lift some of the hop oil off your tongue, but it's a bit much. Just a bit. I'd love to have this out of a cask.

Amazing beer, but I'd like to see a little more malt to balance it a bit better. That would probably kick it up to 11-12 ABV, but... That being said, great beer, great experience. Get some.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 20:34:39 | More by bboven
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mattster

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opened 22oz bottle, poured into Nonic glass.

Pours a 1.5" thick bubbly off white head atop a light amber hazy brew.

Smell is very hoppy. Slight metallic smell. Obviously, taste is very hop forward with faint hints of citrus and a sort of piney earthiness.

Bitterness is present, but almost to overwhelming and it leave it with a funky finish, otherwise, this brew is an IPA lover's dream. Just smooth out the finish some.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 07:53:00 | More by mattster
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agbarr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought a bomber of this for $5.49 which I considered to be quite reasonable.

I love hops and this beer did not fail to deliver them. This beer is for those that think they cannot get enough hops. When I poured the beer the citrusy sweet scent hit me immediately.

The flavors are complex but get lost due to the overpowering bitterness. For me personally, it left me wanting less bitterness so I could taste the other flavors. However each additional sip is enjoyable. Not the best Imperial IPA that I have had but an exceptional buy at this price point. I will drink this beer again when in the right mood.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 01:52:53 | More by agbarr
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mixylplik3

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If there was ever a hop bomb, this is it. I'm a hop junkie like many, but I have to be in the right mood for this one. This is a delicious hop bomb.

Pours a rich amber color with a fluffy white head. The smell is a mix of pine and citrus and the heavy hop presence will singe your nose hairs. After an initial "sweet" flavor, the piney rush hits the palette. The bitterness is apparent, if not overpowering. This is not a beer I'd want to start my night with.

This is a heavy, hop-saturated brew. If you like excessive hops, this beer is for you. If you don't want your senses assaulted by earthy, bitter hop taste then look elsewhere. I love the overpowering hops which is why this beer is on regular rotation in my beer fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2008 20:04:36 | More by mixylplik3
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.