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

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: AltBock on 12-03-2008

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Ratings: 385 | Reviews: 137
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4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a mellow amber, slightly cloudy with very little head.

S - smells of fruits (peaches, pear), sweet caramel, piney hops, slight hint of a rubber smell

T - a very malt heavy ipa with a spice to it.. almost seems like they used belgian yeast for fermentation. taste of pepper, bready, banana, lemon peel, pine, earthy hops, caramel

M - pretty heavy for an ipa, nice and thick. pretty sweet as well so it goes down quite easy. good for a hot day like today :)

O - one of river horse's best beers, way different than hop hazard - lots more unidentifiable flavors! just gotta be careful because they are really tasty and "light" feeling, until you've drank the 4-pack and realize you're walking down the highway naked with a puppy cradled in your arms.

Photo of DSlim71
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of financebrad
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Tpsauer
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MDDMD
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden color with a white head and some lacing

S-citrus fruit and yeasty bread aromas

T-fruit and yeasty bread flavors with some sweetness and moderate bitterness

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, a slight stickiness to it

O-a decent DIPA but nothing distinguishing about it

Photo of MaxAdvo
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DreaminBeer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brown orange with not much head but good lacing. It says its unfiltered but it doesn't look it. I was expecting it to be a bit more cloudy body.
Aroma is of malts. Smells like a macro trying to be micro.
Taste is malty up front but has a bitter hoppy sweet and fruity but lacks some real personality.
Slightly bitter but the alcohol is hidden nice.
Overall, its drinkable but not a great example of what a dipa should be. I wouldn't buy again.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaped dogfish pint.

A - This is an unfiltered DIPA and it looks like it. Very cloudy auburn. It is entirely opaque. A large white-ish head that sticks around. Leaves a beautiful lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Pine and citrus with a sweet malt backbone. Not much hops on the nose, very sweet.

T - Sweet malt followed by an overwhelming taste of pine and floral notes. Finishes with a stanky acidic hop character that coats the tongue. It isn't terribly unbalanced, but not perfect.

M - Decent carbonation, medium thickness. I think its a bit too syrupy for the style, although the cloudy look suggested it may be.

O - I picked it up in a mix-a-six because I like hippos and hops. Sometimes that's all it takes for a beer to end up in my six pack. It is not bad, but not worth the 11.99/4 pack regular price that it has at Wegmans.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazed burnt amber with 3 fingers of foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Moderate carbonation.

N: Pine, navel orange, tangerine, lemon, rich caramel and light fruity esters.

T: Pine, lemon zest and tangerine upfront followed by pine needles and rich caramel that is bordering toffee. Finishes with lemon zest, orange cream and pine.

M: Medium-full bodied, chewy, creamy, sticky and dry.

O: Rich with hops and caramel but comes off a bit astringent and almost cloying. Tastes bigger than it is in a negative way. Just not balanced enough for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Brickwall316
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BRLockwood
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of tedho21
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of BuzzLitebier
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this from a bottle into a snifter.

It was kind of a caramel brown and slightly cloudy with virtually no head. There was some non-persistent lacing.

Sweet and malty nose dominated the beer with some hops but not much.

Taste had some hops but lots of malt with kind of a bitter linger and a bit of astringency on the end.

The mouth feel was OK- but nothing to write home about. It wasn't terribly thick for a double, but it did have nice carbonation.

It's a solid offering, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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