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Hop Craic XXXXIPA - Moylan's Brewery

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 02-14-2012

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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 36
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet clean syrupy malt, along with some pine and grapefruit. Very sweet smelling though.
Lots of sweet clean malt as a flavour at first, pretty. Sharp piny hops follow leading to an aggressive bitterness.
Body seems a little too thick.

More User Reviews:
Photo of martyl1000
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Caribou, Madison.

Had a hard time finishing this, it was so intensely bitter.

Don't know why this is listed as "retired." Not only did I have it on tap last night, it's also just been released in bottles.

Photo of oberon
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It was a pleasure to find this on tap at Sticks and Stones last week.Poured into a standard pint glass a burnt orange color with a half finger white head atop.The aromas were like a smack to the face...in a good way,grapefruit rind and a big dose of pine resin,there was no malt detected just in your face fresh juicy hops.Flavors were of sharp bitter grapefruit,almost like drinking spiked pink grapefruit juice,the pine is underneath the grapefruit flavors but are there,some sweet alcohol lightly creeps but is still pretty subdued for how big the beer is.This was a true in your face hop bomb,no big sweet sugary flavors just hop joy.It kicked ass.

Photo of tbryan5
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of aquazr1
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lofreqwave
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orange and amber appearance, very thin creation of white head on the top of the beer. Aroma was great, just like fresh hopsickle, plenty of waves of citrus fruit and hop vegetal qualities drown out the gigantic alcohol, malt, sugar presence necessary to achieve something approaching equilibrium.

Nice taste, thick, oily, sweet and hoppy with plenty of bitterness. Pineapple? I think so. A pretty good tropical fruit flavor when making such a massive beer, allows you to not have to have as heavy of a malt presence or sugary sweetness for counterbalance I thinks.

Hides the alcohol quite well, but you do feel the heat minutes later when you exhale like a mouthbreather. One of my more favorite offerings under the triple ipa tent.

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of switzer
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bottle Revolution

A - orangish amber with a thin, white head that has good retention

S - huge grapefruit aroma, some alcohol

T - herbal, piny, grapefruit, bitter, faint malt presence

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a really solid, over-the-top hopped beer. It really brings the punch for hop heads. It's definitely worth a try.

Photo of Lucho
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This Beer has it all! Incredible head, great smell and full of Hops and notes of citrus. I must say, it is almost as good as Palate Wrecker. It finishes very smooth. Not sure of the IBU's but ibwould guess around 130. It is also similar in flavor profile to Shipyard XXXX but with a higher IBU. I am having it on tap as I type at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. Kinda ruining my tasting festival on Sunday as they will have it as a featured beer then. Oh well, it's a beer that should be enjoyed as a full pour.

Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
1.5/5  rDev -63%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber orange-yellow with a thick two finger head of sticky foam.

Grass, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and caramel.

Strong tropical notes of mango and pineapple, caramel malt, and some grass and pine notes.

Medium-heavy bodied, medium-high carbonation, slightly chewy, strong hop bitterness.

Overall, the pungent hop aroma works its way into a very bitter citrusy and earthy hop bitterness. Not well balanced, but tasty nonetheless.

Photo of BruceBruce
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rhynosorus
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Hop Craic XXXXIPA from Moylan's Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.