Hopnotic India Pale Ale | Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
76
okay
330 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Hopnotic India Pale AleHopnotic India Pale Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by RonfromJersey on 07-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
330
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of dacrza1
4.08/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE REVIEWED: June 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: O's/Yanks renewed, and Blatt is named new Cavs coach...APPEARANCE: light amber, effervescent body; creamy pure white head that stands firm; inviting with nice spiraling lacing... AROMA: sprucey with some citrus scents; a bit of grapefruit, apple, melon and otherwise, agreeable... PALATE: big, full-bodied presence that demands attention on the tongue and teeth; a pulsating aftertaste, almost an aftershock... TASTE: a well-balanced approach here,, with grapefruit,, apple, melon, mellow sweet malts and a bit of yeasty funk--a tasty balance... OVERALLL: a strong, memorable experience throughout, with enough punch and balance ti please the palate--a local brew delivers a winner....

 759 characters

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of AmitC
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of tpacek
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of caseyrobertson
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Seanem44
2.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I had this at an Irish pub in NJ. If this IPA is the best NJ has to offer, I don't think I ever want to try another beer from the state. This IPA tasted like hops mixed with vomit. Ok.... I might be a little too harsh here, but it was lacking severely. It's like an ingredient was left out. The potential was there, but never arrived. Almost like a sneeze that dies out right before it happens. Very disappointed with my choice, even more so since they had some fine Great Lakes beer on tap. STAY AWAY.

 502 characters

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HamdenHector
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Hazy burnt orange; 1 finger, fluffy, white head that stuck around; a lot of lacing;

S: very subtle aroma; a little citrus - maybe grapefruit; since this is an English IPA, I was expecting more malt - not getting that at all;

T: hint of floral; medium bitter finish with a hint of citrus; kind of bland; not getting the English part of this; seems closer to an East Coast IPA; no malt at all;

M: Medium bodied; a little effervescent;

O: easy to drink; balanced; nothing really exciting, but nothing really bad;

 516 characters

Photo of WOSean
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of MaddestHatter
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Uncledoobz
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Hobbit
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Omnium
3.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Slightly hazed yellow gold with half a finger of foamy white head, no lacing.
S - Sweet malt, light pine, a tad astringent, some faint citrus
T - Creamy sweet malt, a little bready, some citrus zest, a hint of floral notes.
M - Bitter a little soapy and definitely chewy.
O - Just a really lame east coast style IPA

 343 characters

Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of muskiesman
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Huffs
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Srecko
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tabhill
3.75/5  rDev +14%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More