Hopnotic India Pale Ale | Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

Hopnotic India Pale AleHopnotic India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.27/5
330 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,983
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
330
pDev:
16.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I just couldn't get into this one overall. It's pretty bland and boring and, while moreseo in the English IPA style, was actually moving into ESB territory at times for me.

It starts off nice enough with a good looking light amber liquid topped with a frothy white head that is somewhat sticky.

The smell is grassy, a touch sweet and earthy as well. Seems to be a slight edge to malt over the hops here.

The flavour is pretty much the same as the smell, but even more bland and even moreso maltier. Hops are there, but just don't jump out at you. This one seems a bit buttery at times as well.

I'd kick the hop flavouring up big time here and lay off on the malt a bit, but that's just me. Not bad (and far from great), but no where near what I was expecting.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Copper colored with about 1/2 a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice layer with very nice lacing.

S: Slight hint of hops with a notes of lemony grapefruit.

T: Hops right up front, but it is very light with hints of lemons and grapefruit, then I'm getting a slightly sweet malt. Ends with another hit of light hops.

M: Mid bodied with lighter carbonation than I was expecting. Pretty basic.

D: Pretty low ABV, but not as Hoppy or flavorful as I was expecting. Pretty average overall.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very murky looking deep golden appearance. Thin bubbly white head that fails to leave much lace. The aroma seems more sweet than hoppy to me. Sweet bread type of sweetness. A little doughy on the nose. The flavor is sweet and spicy. Slighty bitter and not very hoppy at all. Sweet doughy tones dominate. And pepper yeastiness comes into play as well. Decent tasting beverage, but not what I would call an EIPA by any means.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.22/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Cricket Hill IPA pours out a dirty looking orange brown color with a medium head. The aroma is fruity and herbal with just a hint of hops. The flavor starts out sweet and fruity, with lemons and peaches. Herbal, grassy flavors come in a the middle. This beer is not very hoppy at all. The mouthfeel is medium and there is a pleasant level of carbonation. A little buttery. Drinkability is average. Mediocre pale ale.

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Photo of tdm168
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A - bright, hazy orange with a huge, dense cap of thick, foamy, pure white head; really good retention

S - huge bready malts, some faint citrus

T - creamy, bready, soapy, citrusy, mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This beer is almost what I would have expected. It's dominated by bready malts with a nice citrusy hop character. Unfortunately, it has an intense creamy, soapy, almost lactic off-flavor that ruins everything. This is definitely not a beer I ever want to have again.

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Photo of lawlerj
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a clear gold/amber. One finger head that dissipates quite quickly. Leaves a bit of lacing.

There is some malt sweetness in the aroma - a little bit of hop bitterness, but no citrus/resiny smells like with other IPA's I've tried.

The first taste is the sweetness up front followed by a moderate amount of hop bitterness. Definitely not a beer for hop heads, but very pleasant and easy drinking.

Light mouthfeel - nothing too offensive here.

Overall, this is a smooth easy drinking brew. I am but unclear as to why it's called "Hopnotica" as it is definitely not that strong on the hops for an IPA. But, all the same, enjoyable and a beer I would drink again with a burger and fries.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow/orange with slight head that left minimal lacing. Slight citrus hop to the nose, leading to the same taste. Its not as hoppy as I had hoped but was just enough to leave me wanting more. This could easily be a nice session beer although its not remarkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Hopnotic India Pale Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 330 ratings
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