Hop Warrior Imperial IPA | Rooster Fish Brewing Co.

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Hop Warrior Imperial IPAHop Warrior Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rooster Fish Brewing Co.
New York, United States
roosterfishbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jzeilinger on 01-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,771
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
87
pDev:
15.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of dbl_delta
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in Watkins Glen, NY. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is caramel and some pine, with a very subtle citrus undertone. Mouthfeel is medium-light, as is carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter and slightly dry. Definitely not DIPA-league in the hops department, but not awful either.

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Photo of EMV
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

L: Clear golden amber pour. Massive foamy white head. Crazy lacing.

S: More malty than hops... some resin and pine.

T/F: Caramel malts.... bitter pine and resin. Very light on the citrus. Herbal... almost medicinal. Astringent. Finish is bitter and again medicinal. Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Medium to light bodied and overcarbonated.

O: A pretty mediocre DIPA. Good bitterness... without great hop flavor. Overall not one I'd pick up again.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.84/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tdm168
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dreichus
4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of samibr
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of garyloveman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptYellow
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Couldn't tell it was an imperial. Kind of bitter without the malt. Not much body. Wouldn't get it again.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RancidAggro
4.11/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Wildcate. This beer pours a murky golden orange with a 1 finger white head. There is very little retention, but tons of sheets of lacing. Smell reminds me of SNPA in the fact that there are piney hops, but not overwelming. There is a sweet and bready malt presence too. Taste is the same with moderate bitterness and no trace of the alcohol. Feel is medium, crisp and very clean. Overall this is a very well balanced DIPA and a pretty solid offering.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JWhat
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not their best effort, but worth trying especially at their brew pub. Specials are usually available.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of indianabeerman
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reizorc
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of greyghost86
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

It's imperial, but is it worthy of an emperor?

Sweet malt backbone, paired with hoppy payload. Acrid middle, some kind of medicinal or herbal bitter in there. Alcohol mingles with the bitter finish.

Not a huge fan but worth trying again.

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Photo of CTHomer
2.74/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: slight haze; bronze colored; very little head and it was gone very quickly; little lacing;

S: muted; some tropical fruit; a little medicinal;

T: caramel malt that morphed quickly into alcohol sweetness; no bitterness at all;

M: medium bodied; very light carbonation;

O: born on date of 7/14, so it should have still had its hop characteristics; carbonation was off quite a bit as well;

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Photo of DannyBoyDD
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of shirleyp
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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Hop Warrior Imperial IPA from Rooster Fish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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