Hoptopia | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 08-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
147
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northwestdr
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at home. This is the second Scuttlebutt beer I've reviewed which has been absurdly overcarbonated. The head is so thick and aggressive that I could only pour a fraction of the bottle out at a time so as to prevent vast overflow of the glass and spillage onto the table. Best to just drink it out of the bottle, I suppose. It has a pleasant, medium-gold color, which is fairly clear, aside from the swarm of microbubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

It has a clean, straightforward smell of hops. The taste is dominated by hops, as well, appropriate for the memorable name of the beer. The malt is secondary and not particularly memorable. There is a "medicinal" quality, with quite a bitter aftertaste. This is not an "easy-drinking" beer. Overall, it's not my favorite in the genre; in the average range.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Soft, golden with a hint of haze, little carbonation and 2 fingers of yellowish head.

Smells of penicillin, cantaloupe melon, pine, and creme brulee.

Tastes of melons and berries, grapefruit pith, with a light sweetness. Solid bitterness on the end.

Light and foamy for the ABV with a hint of syrup.

Got this in Kunming, drinking in Chiang Mai, April 16th, 2017. Very well done brew that covers the abv well.

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Photo of Eric_Standard
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikepaleale
2.89/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sorry...I don't smell or taste the hops at all. All I taste is malt, the kind New Belgium beers use that leaves that clean, dirt taste on your palate for ever and ever.

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Photo of Randytron
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good looking, a little too carbonated. Above average taste, just the right amount of bitterness.

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Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAB
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An above-average beer, all around. Solid effort. It's a winner.

Carbonation and head was perfect. Nice deep amber color.
Heavy hop flavor and aroma, while registering not too high on the bitterness.
The mouthfeel was appropriate and the alcohol is well hidden in there.

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Photo of rarigney
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rivarol
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date (Best By?) on my sample was illegible. There was a strong malt presence on both the nose and the palate. Some citrus, mainly bitter grapefruit rind, nicely balancing the sweetness from the malts. Very bitter finish, quite pleasant. ABV is well hidden. Would love to try a freshie, but this one was very good, very drinkable, and very dangerous.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moneytree
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A:柑橘香帶少許奶油
T: 葡萄柚味和咖啡味,後韻苦

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Photo of LXIXME
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle:

Pours hazed orange-tinted amber with a lasting creamy white head. Plenty of rings of lacing stick down the glass.

The smell is citric - especially grapefruit, with some tangerine (and a hint of mango?). Caramelized grain in the back.

The taste is of a strong grapefruit character. Caramelized grain adds some sweetness in the middle. Finishes with a refreshingly bitter dryness.

Very smooth. Alcohol is well-hidden.

Hops with a strong grapefruit character stand out with enough malt backbone to keep it in balance, and smooth.
Just crosses over the threshold of DIPA. I bought it for just under nine bucks a six-pack which is a great value.

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Photo of Tpitty23
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Erik-P
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackieKu
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

A: Hazy amber. No foam.
S: Intense grapefruit. Some floral hints. Moderate toasted aroma.
T: Lemon, grapefruit, slightly piney. Hints of sweetness. Medium high bitterness. Finish is dry and long lasting zest bitterness.
M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.
O: Decent.

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Photo of Chinakalva
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange color with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with earthy and sweet orange notes. There is also some sweet malt and stale grains note. Taste starts somehow sweet and fruity but gets quickly bitter and dusty. Bitterness is quite harsh with lots of grapefruit pith. Body is medium-light with medium carbonation. Overall it's a very classic, old school type DIPA. It has the harsh bitterness and earthy hops you expect from a classic example of the style.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange pour, 1/4" white head. Aroma hit the citrus notes, as well as the bitter and boozy ones as well.

Taste was lots of grapefruit bitterness and not much else. Too one dimensional. Way too hot, not enough dry hopping. Can't really write more, its the same thing you've had a bunch: a dipa with lots of bitterness, heat, not a ton of flavor.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AxlSkull
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Hoptopia from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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