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Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery

Hopsickle Imperial India Pale AleHopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,444 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1444
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%


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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skivtjerry

Vermont

3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another addition to the embarassment of riches here in VT.

A: Beautiful light orange color, slightly hazy. Thin head upon pouring that disappears immediately.

S: Floral and piney, with a little citrus and crystal malt. Maybe a hint of oxidation.

T: Nice orange-pine hop flavor with a substantial malt background.

M: Very nice; a little full. My only criticsm is that the hop bitterness is slightly harsh compared to some higher rated versions. Just a satisfying mouthfeel that makes you want to take another sip.

O: Very good, not quite great. Very well balanced, but could have more flair. This beer is pretty far from home, and newly distributed here, so that might handicap it a little.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 00:06:04 | More by skivtjerry
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

9.20% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded standard pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Bottle was $9.00 USD at a local SoCal bottle shop. "Hopsickle Imperial Ale." Brewed with Tomahawk, Chinook, and Ahtanum. No bottled on or best before date. Expectations are high given its current ratings.

Label is pretty uninspired and cheap looking.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a three finger soft beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and great (~6 minutes) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a predictable clear translucent copper-gold. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light thin lacing as the head slowly recedes. Nicely frothy. Typical of the style but well executed. It's not unique or special, but it's well done within traditional conventions. I see no overt flaws.

Sm: Delightful nectary and piney hop character, with pleasant hop oil. Little bitterness is detectable. Fragrant fresh floral hop character. Pale malts. A bit of grapefruit citrus zing. Some fruitiness. Resinous. A bit grassy. All around an appealing aroma. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Pleasant, fresh, and well executed for the style. The hop choices seem good, and the lack of detectable bitterness is a great sign for the balance. A fairly strong aroma.

T: Pale malts form the foundation. Grapefruit zest is a bit overdone, giving in an unpleasant bitterness that undermines the otherwise decent balance. Good nectary character; I'd say there's honey here but I know better. A bit piney and oily. Hemp on the climax, where it mellows out a bit. Adequate sweetness. The crisp citrusy notes that aren't grapefruit are a highlight. I just wish the balance wasn't so problematic. Another case of a brewery dumping in hops with no eye for balance; having higher IBUs than another IPA does not make yours better. All around, it's a decent double IPA but it suffers the usual problems of American brewed examples of the style. The complexity is there, but there's little subtlety. To its credit, it hides its ABV well. No yeast character comes through. I like the grassy character of the body.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with buttery oily character as well from the piney hops. Carbonation is good, if a bit overdone. Pretty good palate presence. Not too sharp like many IPAs. It doesn't lack body. Suits the flavour profile fairly well but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: All around a drinkable enjoyable brew, but its balance issues really hold it back. That bitterness needs to go. A decent offering from Moylan's but nothing to write home about; there's no lack of better offerings in this style here in California, and many are available at a better price point. Hides its ABV well. I might try it on-draught, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends. Many will love this, but I am not among them. Some of us value balance and subtlety.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 05:32:32 | More by kojevergas
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Brad007

Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moylans has arrived in my corner of VT!

Pours a nice golden-copper with a one-finger head into my glass. There's a lot going on for the label. Colors are what I expect.

Pours a strong citrus with grapefruit sticking out with a good hint of bready malt underneath. Good start here.

Bold, bitter, bodacious. Chewy with a hop bite consisting of tomahawk, chinook and ahtanum hops.

Lingering hop bit takes up most of the palate. Not a bad thing! Very intimidating to the taste buds. Warm.

I love it! It's certainly like eating a hopsicle.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:37:31 | More by Brad007
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and sudsy surface foam. Slippery, non-resilient lacing leaves small streaks behind.

S- The intense hop aroma is detected with the glass still sitting on the table. Very sharp, resiny and piney with some mild citrus notes. Grassy with just a hint of malt sweetness. Slightly musty

T- The hops seize the palate with bitterness and don't let go all the way through to the finish. Pretty one dimensional with just grassy hops that have a slight grapefruit note pounding away. Trace amounts of malt and a noticeable alcohol bite.

M- Sharp and dry with a lightish body and medium carbonation.

O- Yeah, this one's just too big of a hop bomb for me. A not-so-balanced brew that just won't let up with the alpha acids.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:59:52 | More by Immortale25
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Orange/amber body with a big frothy off-white head that leaves a ton of lacing.

S- Piney hop aroma with a sweet malt hop. Nice aroma, but not overwhelmingly hoppy.

T- Nice piney hops at the beginning and the end with a sweet malt backbone throughout. Very hoppy, but balanced.

M- Medium-full bodied, somewhat frothy with medium carbonation. Very good.

O- Very good IIPA, hops are pronounced in a good offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 19:35:14 | More by stephenjmoore
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AgentMunky

California

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 64 ounce growler into a St. Bernardus goblet. Filled at the brewery two nights ago.

A: Half a finger of head tops a clear, bronze beer with no effervescence.

S: Strong, dry, sticky, resinous, West coast hops. Touch of chive is mars the otherwise exceptional scent slightly.

T/M: Aside from the oniony hops, the subtle citrus, hefty pine, and potent alcohol form an imposing elixir. Supremely hoppy and bitterly dry. This is a West Coast IPA on steroids, with very little carbonation needed to keep things titillating.

O: One of the truly great DIPAs. Excellently balanced, sippable, crisp, refreshing, and moreish. Powerful, impressive, and highly recommendable. Sublime.

Serving type: growler

12-12-2012 04:34:11 | More by AgentMunky
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tronester

Oklahoma

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

Pours a clear golden amber with a medium, creamy off-white head. Intense freshly cut flower and citrus rind aromas. A hint of wood in the aroma as well. Taste begins with an orange rind flavor, followed by a touch of aspirin. Next is some candy sweetness, a hint of peppermint, and some grapefruit. Pine needles follow, finishing with an intensely herbal tongue coating resin flavor. Mouthfeel is good, lively carbonation. Overall a very good IIPA. The only negative I have towards it is the intense herbal aftertaste, everything else is perfect.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:02:09 | More by tronester
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mari's 6 pack, reviewed from notes
Poured a golden color body with a small white head that dispates quickly. The smell was citrus, floral and with some pine notes also. The taste was like wow upfront hop blast in your mouth, very earthy pine and citrus flavors, stays strong through the whole taste, then closer to the end some grapefruit flavor hangs around for a bit. The mouthfeel is great, could be dangerous, goes down real nice and smooth. Overall this is one of better DIPA i have had.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 03:32:50 | More by chefhatt
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beergoot

Colorado

4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange-amber body topped-off with a beautifully thick, white, creamy white head. Sticky sweet aroma; pine and spice; floral hops; hints of citrus scents. Bitter and malty; hop bitterness flows evenly throughout the taste; nice alcohol burn. Glass-smooth off-set with a delightful carbonation.

Smooth and delicious; packed with superb malt and hop flavors. Everything balances nicely. One of the best IPAs (overall) that I've had in a long time. A classic IPA...

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 21:35:12 | More by beergoot
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

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

From a 22 oz brown bomber, picked up in Ponderay, ID. Pours out a slightly hazed bright copper hue, with a short, tight eggshell head that remains as a thick cap.

Fruity, floral, citrusy hops on the nose, clean grainy malt with some toasty and biscuit character.

Intense hops up front in the flavour with predominant grapefruit rind and pith, some herbal character as well as pine. Grains try to keep pace in the background but never quite step up front at any given time. Lingering grapefruit rind on finish and aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, slick, almost soapy texture with moderate carbonation.

An approachable hop bomb, totally one-sided, and after a while remains pretty one-dimensional since all these hops have similar characteristics. I'm not complaining too loudly though, it hits the spot and delivers the goods, I know I have my hop fix in now after a bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 00:46:06 | More by IronDjinn
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WesM63

Ohio

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a small whiskey style glass.

A: Pours a golden orange with a 1 finger white head. Minimal to no head, fair amounts of lacing.

S: Smells earthy, resinous and piney. A hint of malt sweetness peaks through.

T: Close to the nose. A tiny bit of sweetness on the tounge followed by earthy, resin and pine. Malt sweetness at the end. Some hope bitterness lingers.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Overall, a different take on a west coast IPA. (Tomahawk, Chinook and Anthanum) It's very earthy and resin/piney, but delicious. Glad I picked this up and wouldn't hesitate buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 01:22:31 | More by WesM63
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rangerred

Tennessee

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

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a very thin fleeting head that settles to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Really nothing in the way of lacing.

Aroma is all hops. A wonderful bouquet of citrus with some pine mixed in and very representative of a west coast IPA. There are hints of caramel and even chocolate underneath but I believe even these are aspects of the hops. Really awesome aroma.

The flavor is one of the best I have ever experienced in a IIPA. An incredible punch of pine and citrus but not so much as to completely numb the taste buds. There is apricot, orange, and grapefruit that quickly yields to other flavors. I can detect caramel along with a little bit of roast or chocolate character along with biscuit. Alcohol provides a noticeable warming but is not at all detectable in the flavor. Mouthfeel is surprisingly dry considering the abv only leaving a slight stickyness on the finish. This is a huge plus for me as I can't stand sticky/syrupy IIPA's.

Overall, up there with Hopslam as the best IIPA I have ever had. The depth of the hop aroma and flavor is incredible and is packaged together with a great mouthfeel. Very easy to drink for over 9%. I'm so glad this beer is readily available near me and I will go back to this time and time again.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 01:14:45 | More by rangerred
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dbossman

Nebraska

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

A: Copper hue with a 1 inch steady head; lacing is good

S: Lots of tropical fruit aromas, especially tangerine and grapefruit; some subtle bready and boozy notes but mostly this is a simple tropical-fruit hop smelling beer

T: The tropical fruits are very present up front as are the hop bitterness; I wish enough malty sweetness balanced out the hop bitterness because it just doesn't finish like I wish it would, but don't get me wrong this is still a delicious beer and I love that the alcohol is very well masked (there is an ashy slightly burnt malt presence on the finish)

F: Great medium body with an oily almost thick residue from the hops--creamy and sticky, I love it

O: A wonderfully hopped DIPA and dangerous because of how well masked the beer is; enjoy this beer fresh of course, as this was awesome extremely fresh

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 03:28:27 | More by dbossman
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tdm168

North Carolina

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

A - dark orangish amber with a huge, dense, foamy, off white head that has great retention

S - big sweet, bready malt; birthday cake; faint citrus

T - bready, faint toasted malt, grapefruit, pineapple, cookie dough, resinous

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is an intense, enamel-peeling beer. The hops are flavorful and in your face. The malt is complementary and lends great balance. The abv is also nicely hidden. This is a really good beer for hop heads. I'll definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 08:22:57 | More by tdm168
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap at Max's Tavern in Baltimore. It was a good representation of its style, but leaned a little bit towards an APA, in my opinion. There was a bit more malt/breadiness than I would have liked in a DIPA. Moylan's makes some good beers though, and I think they've done okay with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2012 18:58:49 | More by alysmith4
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed copper color with a nice one finger white head. The head has great retention, but eventually fades slowly over time to give a wonderful level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is quite hoppy. The strongest is of a grapefruit hop, but other aromas of pine and an earthy nature are mixed in as well. Complementing the hop aroma is a nice sweet caramel smell that helps to balance the hop.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly sweeter caramel malt and bready base. Mixed with this is a pine hop flavor that tingles the tongue. As the taste advances the bready flavor remains while some of the sweetness is lost once a good wallop of a bitter citrus hop comes to the tongue in the middle of the taste. More toward the end a little bit of booziness comes to the tongue where when mixed with the bitter hop and bready malt leaves a somewhat burring bitter on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side while the carbonation is a touch below average. Both are great for the hoppy flavor profile and allow the tastes to really permeate the tongue.

Overall – A tasty double with a slightly sweeter start and more bitter finish.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 16:39:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours clear and golden, with a small creamy head and a bit of lacing. A bit hazy.

S- citrus and grassy hops, grapefruit juice, cream sickle ice cream, a bit subdued compared to other Imperial's.

T- citrus hops kicks you in the mouth, grassy, earthy sweet malt, a dry and bitter finish with a bit of mint. long hop linger.

M- medium carbonation and body with a light frothy mouthfeel, quite drinkable.

O- citrus hop dominate with a long bitter linger. I was a little disappointed in the lack of aromas but that may differ from tap to bottle. Overall a hops kick and one that I could only drink one at a time. Would have liked a bit more of a malt backbone.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 19:58:39 | More by Treyliff
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notchucknorris

California

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a big 1 1/2 finger tan head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Lots of carmel malt with a good amount of piney hops. Some tropical fruit hidden in the background.

T: A good amount of hops upfront. The sweeter malt presence really balances things out in the middle. The end has some big pine hop resin and some hints of mango. A solid DIPA, but nothing that really stands out.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 01:59:59 | More by notchucknorris
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smakawhat

Maryland

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

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass and also a tulip for examination! Arrived recently so should be good considering these guys never date their bottles.

A real nice off white and very creamy head, makes three fingers deep in the nonic and holds real well for retention. Supper crystal clear body, some slow rising carbonation but not much, and a real beautiful muted copper amber body.

Nose is a real interesting hop angle, one that I've never put into words before. It's mushed pine. Salty action and getting into beef jerky with almost spruce tips. Really impressive. Very unique, it makes my mouth water. It's like a big juicy forest in there. Buttery but not diacetyl laden at all.

On the palate though, things get a little less impressive but still worthy. Faint toasty and brown sugary malts hit first, carrying a good pine and thick resin. Aftertaste coats nicely of hop and oil, bringing that hinted mush character. Sweetness is very toned down if non existent, nearly dry but the body thickness brings much more coating character.

Overall this is quite a fun beer, and it smells really fantastic, the nose is the best part for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 23:11:49 | More by smakawhat
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden copper color, topped with an inch of creamy white head, nice retention, leaves good lacing.

S- Very hoppy aroma, grapefruit and orange peel, caramel sweetness.

T- Damn, this is a serious bruiser of a beer. Hops deliver a huge wave of bitterness immediately, hops have some nice depth to them, I'm getting a lot of pine sap and grass followed by a more subtle earthy, herbal hop flavor and some fruity citrus and tropical fruit. Caramel malt provides a bit of balance but can't really stand up to the hops, a nice amount of boozy warmth on the end but not too much for 9%.

M- Full-bodied, smooth, creamy, rich feel.

O- A monster of a DIPA, it delivers a serious barrage of hops that doesn't let up, definitely seek this out if you're into big, aggressively bitter beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 07:13:56 | More by WillCarrera
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pgfault

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a std tumbler pint with minimal head. Generally low carbonation throughout. Color is average for an IPA - about half way between straw and full amber. Scent is somewhat light given the hoppiness of the taste. First taste is very hoppy. Taste lingers a LONG time. This is a thoroughly enjoyable IPA. Kudos to Moylans for a very good IPA. Hop heads of the world, unite!

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2012 02:03:48 | More by pgfault
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beesy

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poures from a 22oz bottle into a North Coast chalice. No bottle date.

A - pours a somewhat hazy medium-light orange with a finger and a half head that is slightly tan in color. Lots of carbonation bubbles form but the head doesn't last very long.

S - hoppy but slightly oxidized. Boozy. Hops are alighly citrus and piney. I'm thinking it's lost some aroma from the greatness it once was.

T - very hop forward as expected and it hits with a high bitterness too. Has to be 100 +. Piney, slightly resin and some citrus notes in the hops. Some tropical notes of mango and pineapple late. No malts I can really distinguish except just a tad of caramel early on before the IBU assault on my tounge. A nice, slightly dirty hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Slightly boozy.

M - fairly thin and dry which I prefer in IPA and IIPA.

D - easy to let it sneak up on you. The booze and IBU keep it from being to easily drank, but the dryness almost balances the other two factors out.

Overall, I am enjoying this beer, I just wish I could have tried it maybe a weeks weeks younger. The IBU monster is very enjoyable and I think some of the aroma the dissiapted would have added to this one for me. I will be sure to try it again when I can be guaranteed it is fresh to see how it stacks up.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 00:50:02 | More by beesy
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy orange with a moderate white sticky frothy head.

Smells strongly of onion, pine with a little bit of citrus.

Some grapefruit up front. Just a touch of malt, but hops overpower. Slight oniony flavor although not as much as the nose. Finishes piney and supremely dry.

Light-medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Very bitter and lives up to the name, but just middle of the road in terms of flavor and aroma. Enjoyable, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 18:47:40 | More by jmarsh123
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JWU

Pennsylvania

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

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- a hazy orange amber with a big, creamy khaki head. Nice lacing and some alcohol legs.

S- Grapefruit, garlic/onion, and tobacco with a sweet malt underneath.

T- Big hit of booze and grapefruit bitterness up front with a very sugary malt sweetness. In the middle the sweet oniony flavor makes a quick appearance, but the grapefruity bitterness comes back to override along with a tobacco note in the malt bill. Ends fairly dry, bitter, with a bit of candy sugar and tobacco.. The malt bill on this one is decidedly different that most Imperial IPA's.

M- spot on medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.

O- certainly separates itself from the crowd of Impy IPA's. An excellent example, and certainly one to try just due to its uniqueness.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 00:57:16 | More by JWU
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adam42381

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a Duvel tulip. No freshness info on bottle.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with orange highlights and a 3 finger fluffy light cream head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus, candied fruit, caramel malt and resinous hops. Much maltier and sweeter aroma than I expected.

Taste: This one features the biggest explosion of hops I've ever experienced. Piney hops up front followed by bitter citrus in the middle before ending with a touch of bready malts, a touch of alcohol and more palate wrecking hops at the finish. Aftertaste is dry, very bitter and long-lasting.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very sticky on the tongue. The mouth feels like it's coated with hop oils.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability. Due to the nearly overwhelming bitterness, it's harder to finish an entire bomber by yourself.

Overall: Good beer overall. Moylan's seemingly set out to destroy palates with this one and I'd say they accomplished that goal. I would definitely recommend trying this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 21:14:00 | More by adam42381
Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,444 ratings.