Hopnotic India Pale Ale | Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
crickethillbrewery.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RonfromJersey on 07-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
330
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
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2
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28
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Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this from a pint glass chilled. Picked up from quick six.

The color is lightly hazed golden with thick pale microfoam and lace clings in thick rings on the glass, the bead is fine. The smell is sweet and grassy with an almos floral complimentary odor of hops with mild citrus. The feel is moderately bitter with subtle toasted graininess and creamy yeast texture with slightly dry and spicy finish.

This Ipa is semi-bitter with a floral hop taste and herbal tinge on first sip. The grassy astringent aspect comes toward the middle with a light toasted grain flavor in the background and mild citrusy acidic and light tropical accent. The semi bitter taste continues after the sweet balanced finish. Overall I found nothing to complain about, yet it is not a beer that is stellar in the realm of the style either. The taste and aroma are good, but nothing really sets this apart. There aren't really any apparent flaws it is just a good drinking beer with lots of bitterness.

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3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a (512) Three tulip.

Hopnotic pours well enough, showing a hazy tangerine body. Overly-carbonated, though, as a gentle pour nearly causes the glass to overflow with a rocky, bone-white head. Decent mottles of lacing left behind. Aroma is nice, too, with peach and mango tropical fruitiness and a hint of citrusy hops. Malts are crackery in the background, and there's almost a Belgian character to them.

The flavor is a bit of a mess, with spicy yeast esters hitting the palate aggressively up front. Again, I'm reminded of a Belgian IPA (and not a good one at that). The hops provide enough tropical fruitness to save what is an otherwise unremarkable IPA. Malts are almost non-existent. The mouthfeel is a hot mess, with huge bubbles that loll across the palate. The beer finishes with a medicinal aftertaste. Not for me.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.24/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Cricket Hill Hopnotic

Pours clear gold with a big head with good retention.

A little bit of citrus aroma with earthiness, but also a weird wheaty tart note.

Starts out somewhat spicy finishing with an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is too thin and adequate carbonation.

Really not good at all. Not even remotely close to an IPA hop profile with off flavors and a thin mouthfeel to boot. It's a shame after how beautiful it looked.

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2.59/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: dirty yellow body, trace white head,
solid lacing

S: faint lemon grass/veg, corn/grain, caramel

T: lemon grass, earthy veg, light malt, hint
of bitter/oily finish

M: light/med body, mild oily/slick mouth

O: Thought I would give this brewery another
go, but again was not thrilled. Would
not recommend, nor buy again.

OK, NOTHING SPECIAL!

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2.54/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

There doesn't appear to be a date on the bottle.

A: Hazy golden in color, looks to have a lot of floaties. Maybe a finger of soapy white head that fades quickly leaving light lacing, sparce lacing and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S: Without a bottle on date, it's hard to say, but I'll guess this is an old bottle. Hardly any hop smell at all. Faint, faint grass, yeasty, bready malts. To be honest, this isn't even close to what I'm looking for in an IPA. I understand that this is supposed to be an English style IPA, but I'd still like something a little more.

T: Taste isn't half bad, but hops are still a little too subtle, even for an English IPA. I will say the hops do have a nice grassy, slightly bitter finish. Sweet, bready malts are the predominate taste here.

M: On the light side of medium. Well carbonated.

O: This isn't a terrible beer, but I wouldn't pick it up again unless I knew it was fresh.

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Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
3.29 out of 5 based on 330 ratings.
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