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

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | 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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ommegangpbr

New York

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While I have yet to be wowed by something from River Horse, with a name like Hop-A-Lot-Amus I had to give it a try.
The pour isn't very exciting. Not a whole lot of head forms and nothing in the way of lacing is left behind. The body is a hazy amber color.
Scent and flavor profiles make me think more along the lines of an imperial amber ale than an imperial IPA. Notes are sweet tea with some pine resin flavor and bitterness. Nothing off putting, just a bit muddy.
Pretty easy to drink overall. The level of carbonation makes this reasonably refreshing and the lingering bitterness is appropriate.
The hop burps are pretty pleasing. The gimmick is great, the recipe could use some work.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 02:53:39 | More by ommegangpbr
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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 354 ratings.