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 bikeymoy
1.55/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bought a sixer at Total Wine. Have had 3 to make sure, but this thing was infected. Foam, foam and more foam! Waited 15 min before I could fill the glass a little at a time till the head dissipated. Butterscotch grain and hops! Not good. Disappointed. Had high hopes. Will be returning the remaining 3.

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Photo of prock180
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of dansbeerrun
2.54/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Foamed like the last review. Had the glass angled and as soon as I tipped the bottle, it took off for the countertop. Reviews similar to taste. Is this really an unfiltered DIPA? Looks like the thickest UF hefe ever seen. Bottle stamped "01 815 069"!!???

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Photo of draiiinage
2.78/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Undated bomber ($10 via microbeerclub.com) poured into Sam Adams glass.

A: Light amber with a slight rose hue, most noticeable in the wide portion of the glass. Strong head retention with a creamy, thick foam of a bit over 2 fingers width. After a few sips the head gives way to a stiff, trabecular foam.

S: Citrus up front with a sweet floral aroma shortly following. Hints of spice and nuts.

T: Like with the aroma, there's a lot of citrusy hoppiness - very much a grapefruit presence with a spicy bite from the hops, and malty sweetness in the background. The alcohol presence is low despite 8% ABV. Aftertaste is sweet, with a dry hoppy bitterness.

M: A bit heavier than I was expecting, but not completely out of style for a double IPA. A little low on the mouth feel of carbonation, despite the great head retention.

O: Decent double IPA, but too heavy / sweet for my taste. I have a second bottle in my cellar, but I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of michaeltholm
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Briken
2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear orange amber, thin tan head with okay retention. Boozy sweet citrus aroma. Strong citrus hop up front mellows quickly to barley caramel sweetness. Moderate warming and moderately-low hop linger. Smooth, thin feel.

Very balanced DIPA, not too complex, just hops barley and alcohol. Ultimately a fairly boring high alcohol beer that’s enjoyable because nothing’s objectionable.

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Photo of KlayWey
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%

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 richkrull
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of zismasterflex
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Photo of Tconder
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jbexphys
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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 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 Beerandraiderfan
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright orange. Thin white head. Aroma was citrus, grapefruit, alcohol and bitterness.

Taste was just average, high bitterness, not a lot of hop mouthfeel. Substantial alcohol heat on it. This style of dipa is fairly a dime a dozen. Long hop boil, high alpha acid, but almost no dry hopping. Decent pricing on it.

A little bit of citrus lingers around the tongue, but its primarily just bitterness and alcohol heat that gets delivered here. Could use more caramel to soak up the alcohol.

Not recommended unless you're looking for a tick or a relatively cheap buzz.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a bomber of Hoptopia in a grocery store. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy gold color, with chunks of solid stuff (yeast probably) suspended in the glass. Creamy one-finger head has little retention, but leaves a few rings of lace on the glass.

Smell is a faint fruit aroma, citrus and a hint of a dairy scent like sweet ice cream.

Taste is OK, a malt flavor up front with a dry bitter gain flavor and a hint of citrus (grapefruit) on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light for the style, with a slightly cloying character.

Overall a poor representation of the IIPA, and an average beer.

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Photo of GFM
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a light amber color, trending toward orange. A little sediment visible and very foamy head. Not much body in the feel. I picked up a little fruit in the scent but then was surprised by a prominent roasted coffee feature at the end of the taste, after the hop bitterness. Hard for me to figure this one out. For me, too much dull bitterness in the finish and this coffee-like element is throwing me off. (7.0)

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

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

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