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Hop-a-lot-amus - River Horse Brewing Co.

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350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AltBock on 12-03-2008)
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HeroicDoses

New Jersey

2.03/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I'd equate Hop-A-Lotamus to the moment in the movie Slap Shot when the second the puck is dropped to start a game, a massive brawl erupts. "Too much...too soon." I believe is the line at that point, and this beer is the same thing. Just too many f'ing hops for my taste. One is great, but by the end of it it becomes obnoxious. Completely overpowering and uber-sticky. If that's your thing, then this is your holy grail. If it's not (or even slightly not), this is like drinking hop flavored cement. There is no balance or smooth finish with this beer, it's as advertised, an f'ing ton of hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 01:23:50 | More by HeroicDoses
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A: Cloudy almost muddy, brown amber in color with a modest 1 finger head that falls fast but leaves a spotty, again almost a mud spray lace.

Smell: Caramel and bread are topped by resiny, grassy hops. A bit of that Saranac stink.

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Hop-a-lot-amus from River Horse Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.