Opa Opa IPA | OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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Opa Opa IPAOpa Opa IPA

Brewed by:
OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 10-16-2004

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Reviews: 130 | Ratings: 234
Photo of UnionMade
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Peachy amber, topped with two fingers worth of merengue colored head. Great head retention and lacing. Good clarity. Potent hop aroma, burying toasty malt deep within. Piney, grapefruity and herbal, with some sweetened fruitiness behind it all. The hops come through the flavor quickly, neatly punching most of the malt sweetness right in the forehead. The body feels a touch thin, pale ale like, a little weaker than I like with this kind of hoppage. Intense bitter wash of resiny hop flavor, with a little bit of pear coming through. Floral, almost metallic bitterness in the finish, lingering on the palate long after the beer is finished. A dash of toasty malt thrown in for a modicum of balance. A face scruncher. Maybe a little simplistic, but if it's hops you crave, hops you shall get. It depends on what kind of IPA you're used to. Very west coast. This is definitely one serious IPA.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the girlfriend (eheff) for bringing this back from western Mass. Shared with a friend.

A: Pours a clear copper amberish color with a nice white head. Thin retention and nice sticky spider web like lacing.
S: Grapefruit and other citrus fruit hop notes. Sweet bubblegum. Floral hop presence with a bit of tea leaves also.
T/M: Citrus and grassy hop flavors. Toasted grain with slight sweet caramel malt notes. extra long bitterness that has a stinging lip smacking affect on the palate. Bitterness lasts a long time, well into the finish.
D: Excellent example of the style. Smooth and easy drinking. This is what makes up a fine session IPA in my opinion. I enjoyed this more than other IPA's as the malt notes don't take over the hop profile in the aftertaste as other IPA's do---the hop profile stays dominant.

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Photo of HopDerek
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle from Julio's Liquors.

The beer pours a nice filtered amber/rust color with a good inch of thick foamy white head. Great lacing is left behind with each sip. Smell is surprisingly very malty, with some tones of citrus hops. Unlike most IPAs, this one starts off with a very sweet malty beginning transitioning seemlessly to citrus. A slight hint of pine comes in on the back end. A very smooth beer with good carbonation and a medium body. Very easy to drink, and not overly hopped out.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle bought as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" eggshell head over the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Dense head holds on nicely, with plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma is dominated by citrus hoppiness. Taste starts with a moderate sweet maltiness that gradually cedes the floor to the citrus hoppiness, which shows glints of pine as well. Mouthfeel and drinkability are where this one shines, super smooth and it seems to almost disappear from the glass. Check this one out.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - this IPA pours a golden brown with a half finger of cream colored head, plenty of carbonation, very busy

S - typical IPA aromas, grapefruit dominance with piney udnertones, with a subtle sweetness lurking underneath the main bouquet

T - typical IPA flavors as well, but those of a quality IPA, grapefruit and pine again, nothing to very complex, but well crafted for damn sure

M&D - a highly drinkable IBU loaded beer, smooth and easy down, got this in bottle from Town and Country, will have to visit this brewpub at some point, if this beer is any indication it will be worth the trip

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Photo of MarineHokie
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright, clear, golden color. Thin white head. Decent retention left sticky lacing.

S- Hops, in the west coast style loads of pine aroma.

T- Crisp, hoppy bite, leads to grainy balance with some spice maybe noble? More spicy character than a wheat, less than a rye. The hops come back on the finish.

M- Crisp mouthfeel, served very cold, lots of carbonation, very drinkable

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from cask at the brewpub July 2005.

This IPA poured a hazy, amber color with sudsy, white foam that settled. The smell was floral, mildly fruity hops with a touch of sweetness and a note of biscuity malt. The taste was lightly sweet, floral hops with a nice base of crystal malt beneath, and a mild hop bitterness. This IPA was very fragrant and seemed more in the style of an English IPA than an American. The mouthfeel was very smooth with medium body and very low carbonation. The aftertaste left a modest but pleasant hoppiness on the palate. This was an excellent IPA from cask, and I will look forward to sampling it on-tap next time.

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This place is out of the way, which is a shame because their beer is fantastic. I mean, I live in Western Mass and this place is out of the way. When I finally arrived I was disappointed that their double IPA was out, I guess itÂ’s that good.

A super fragrant offering. Dried berries along with a huge blast of pine and citrus, this is a very nice example of an English IPA with and American twist.

Big hop flavor. On par with many West Coast IPA's, there is a fair amount of bitterness that accompanies it, but it is nicely balanced with he hops.

Fresh beer is best. This is a big beer, but holds up nicely to all the "elements" it possesses. A great beer.

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Photo of bajshearer
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a Cask-Conditioned fan, and this was quite good. Albeit served just a hair warm for my taste (hard-core Cask-Conditioned drinkers will likely appreciate it). The Buckwheat IPA meets the Amarican IPA style well - so watch out for those hops!

An excellent brew to complement the Western style of this restaurant.

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Photo of edchicma
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid overall IPA. Poured a nice amber appearance with distinct floralm hop presence. The hops were conisistent throughout the taste...with a very nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry, but smooth quality. Drinkability is good, due to the lack of any overall harshness ..easy on the palate.

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Opa Opa IPA from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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