Hoppy Trails IPA | Appalachian Brewing Company

Hoppy Trails IPAHoppy Trails IPA
BA SCORE
3.63/5
321 Ratings
Hoppy Trails IPAHoppy Trails IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
abcbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,862
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
321
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 321 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of tlema1
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh pine and resin, very tasty

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Photo of kraut6363
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keystone
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FickleBeast
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a very clear amber color with a finger of foam that fades away rather quickly. Aroma is faintly bitter, with some vegetal hops. Doesn't spell particularly appetizing.

First sip is firmly bitter, with an aspirin like bitter finish. This is certainly more of an English-style IPA, with minimal hop flavor coming through. This seems to be overloaded with bittering hops, but the malt backbone isn't quite sweet enough to support the bitterness.

This beer is pretty disappointing to me. It is one-dimensional, and that dimension is harsh bitterness.

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Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of apf
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Vogt52
3.52/5  rDev -3%

Photo of edhizdeid
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of DougAppleby
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Renegawam
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BWED
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Copper body. Just off white head, hangs at an eighth inch. A bit of lacing.

S- Toasty malt, with a slight caramel sweetness. Earthy, piney hop character.

T- Malt is bready, and just a faint sweetness. Earthy and piney hop.

M- Medium body. Slight sweetness, but a nice dull bitterness to keep it in check. Finish is dry.

O- BA claims this is an American IPA, but ABC claims its an English IPA. For an English IPA, this is pretty solid. More balanced, and the hop character is earthy, and has that dull bitterness.

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Photo of Wortman1998
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of GregStoner
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mthomp081
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of crewfan1952
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of mpalestino
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Hoppy Trails IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 321 ratings
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