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Hop Craic XXXXIPA - Moylan's Brewery

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 02-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.85/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap, surprisingly, at Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City.

A: Comes in a snifter. Clear amber body with little to no head; apparently it fades quite quickly. No lace. Slightly leggy.

S: Syrupy sweetness and a touch of pine and grapefruit. Not particularly expressive on the nose.

T: A powerful up-front sweetness with a modest flavoring dose of pine, some grapefruit. Lots of bitter, grassy hops that define the mid-taste and pull into the post-finish for a sticky, palate-wrecking close.

M: Oily, syrupy; these qualities would work well if it weren't for the bitterness that comes with them. The carbonation can't keep up; it fails to scrub the palate.

O: I was told this was a month-old keg; I don't know if that's true, but it certainly explains why a triple IPA smells and tastes rather un-hoppy. I can't in good conscience recommend this.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Overly piney up front, overly malty later. If you like old school IIPAs that are just as sweet as bitter, this is for you

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Hop Craic XXXXIPA from Moylan's Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.