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Hop Craic XXXXIPA - Moylan's Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.33%
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: 148 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy dark honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit extract, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is the same with some brown sugar and malt flavors on the finish. The bitterness on this one is quite high and lingers after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is hoppy as hell. Definitely the best Moylan's beer I have had to date.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

spycow, 48 minutes ago
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

zestar, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the pine resin hop flavors are stronger and linger through the finish. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied, crisp and a little sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer also leaves a little bite in the finish from the alcohol.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hops. It isn't too difficult to drink because it hides its alcohol well.

metter98, May 28, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Texasfan549, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

kjkinsey, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
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
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

largadeer, Jan 14, 2013
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%

mendvicdog, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

MarkyMOD, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of jwc215
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazed golden amber with a lasting creamy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is a plethora of citrus - especially mango, and pine.

The taste is of mango, orange, grapefruit and pine with a firm sweetness that leans towards caramel. Booze shows in the bitter finish, but not too sharply.

It hits full-bodied, alcohol warmth and hop oils linger on the tongue.

A wonderfully hopped DIPA!

jwc215, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

oriolesfan4, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Halcyondays
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light amber to orange with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Huge amount of pine, Christmas tree, big hop profile.

T: Malt is minimal this is all about the hops. Heavy dose of pine, some grapefruit, the ethanol is there, but never goes over the top.

M: Medium to full-bodied, long hoppy aftertaste, lightly boozy.

O: This reminds me a ton of Younger vintage 2011. A good beer, not wowing me, Hopsickle is better, but worth a try.

Halcyondays, Feb 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

drewone, Feb 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

duceswild, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

ejimhof, Apr 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Gonzoillini, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrBier, Jul 20, 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
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

dmorgan310, Mar 09, 2014
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Hop Craic XXXXIPA from Moylan's Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.