Opa Opa IPA | OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

Opa Opa IPAOpa Opa IPA
BA SCORE
43.4%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 235 ratings
Opa Opa IPAOpa Opa IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,233
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
235
Liked:
102
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
15.21%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of ncstateplaya
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of The_GrassHOPper
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

decent ipa, nothing special. why does this beer look so crappy? clear golden with a thin white film, no head or rising bubbles, a regular dead beat. smells fine, balanced but still hop forward, weirdly light for an ipa, but smelling of fresh hops, pungent, which I mandate sometimes, and this hit the spot for that, but the taste was only okay, lacking the freshness and oily resinous beauty that makes this style memorable when its done well. I slammed one, but it still didn't feel drinkable, it felt like a dis in some ways, like an "I don't have time for your curious palate". what the hell man? I don't wanna hear that when ive got something pertinent to say. ya know? its one of those guys, and while its good, and serves an "I need a beer" purpose, it lacks the dignity that make a good dude a good dude.

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Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint with dinner at the Brew Master Tavern in Williamsburg, where they make most of it, and where it was offered on the menu as "Buckwheat IPA."

a: Clear gold with a white foam ring but no head and little lacing.

s: Very mild citrus.

t: Hops forward, relatively powerfully so for a single IPA, but not much malt backbone of interest. Slightly thin.

m: Light to moderate.

o: Since it is local I wanted this to be better than it was. But it's not bad, the hops make themselves known. Decent to good, but not outstanding. According to the experts it was probably the wrong brew to have with my turkey dinner, but it worked well enough for me. .

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of bierbrauer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of 57md
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light cloudy copper with a thin layer of head. The nose is only slightly hoppy. The upfront flavor is bready malt which is accented by a decent dose of hops on the finish. All-in-all, the body is a bit heavy for an IPA.

In a blind taste-test, I’d call this a hoppy ESB. That said, it is still a decent effort. If truth in advertising does not rank high on your list, give this offering a try.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mix a six pickup. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours bright orange amber with a light layer of foam on top. See through. Modest grapefruit nose, malt too. Lighter side. Light hop, thin malt. Citrus embedded. Grapefruit peers through. Very mild, but still good.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Opa Opa IPA from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
Beer rating: 43.4% out of 100 with 235 ratings
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