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Hop Craic XXXXIPA - Moylan's Brewery

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154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 02-14-2012)
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Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by switzer:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

switzer, Mar 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

oberon, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

SanFranJake, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Lofreqwave
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Lofreqwave, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev -1.2%

chossboss, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

virinow, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ste5venla, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -1.2%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

tdm168, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Lucho
4.78/5  rDev +18%
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.

Lucho, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev -1.2%

woodchip, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Gonzoillini, Mar 04, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -63%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mc4z, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of BruceBruce
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BruceBruce, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of rhynosorus
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

rhynosorus, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

dvmin98, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

gillagorilla, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

CrazyDavros, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of MDHopster
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Clear pour, no head by the time it arrived at the table. Draft serving goblet. Very strong hop aroma, floral, somewhat cannabis like. Nicely bittered,crisp mouthfeel. Taste is also herbal, little lingering aftertaste

MDHopster, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft on 4/20, Waldo day.

Compared to Waldos by the bartender, had to try it. Served in a footed chalice glass, the beer was bright orange with a thin later of sticky white foam on the surface. Aroma was dry and piney. Flavor was similar. Not especially pungent or dank, it was dry and piney tasting also, a little oxidized. Medium bodied with a hint of alcohol present. Overall wasn't really worth trying, and probably wouldn't pick up a bottle of this if it was available, though it wasn't terrible.

emerge077, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

theminutemen, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev -1.2%

KevinGordon, Oct 24, 2014
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Hop Craic XXXXIPA from Moylan's Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.