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

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349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews by jmunsters:
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jmunsters

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brought back to Michigan for me as a Christmas gift from my in-laws hometown. Still fresh enough to rate confidentially as a DIPA.

Poured a light amber with a finger head that clings hard to the snifter glass. Smell of hops and sweet, ripe North American summer fruits. Tastes of light pine, hints of citrus and strong strawberry jam. Decent carbonation, a bit of stinging alcohol and a clean finish for a DIPA.

Overall: There's a lot going on here. If I tasted this blind I would have labelled it a fruit beer. Malts are not profound enough to make the color what it is. I would bet strawberries of some sort lend to the color and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 02:33:27 | More by jmunsters
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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 349 ratings.