Larry Hoppe Imperial IPA
Arbor Brewing - Plymouth Taproom

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,317
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Ranked #27,301
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 7.51%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
11
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Arbor Brewing - Plymouth Taproom
 
Michigan, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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DannyDan from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A. A dark orange hue with a white head that had very good retention and left very beautiful lacing on the glass.
S. The aroma was of citrus and floral hops.
T. Throughout the beer I could taste floral, citrus and pine. The flavor was strong and remained from first sip to last sip.
M. A smooth solid medium to full bodied beer that left some dryness on the mouth.
O. A nice DIPA that is very tasty and enjoyable to sip on when relaxing at a nice bar that serves quality beer.

Mar 03, 2012
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minterro from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on tap at crunchy’s after hopslam

Very floral in the smell. Very piney hops and bitter throughout. I nothing special in this double. Medium bodied and shape carbonation. A bit of caramel in the finish. A little sour midway through. Foamy white head but not much going on just a ring. Orange fairly transparent looking beer.

Jan 17, 2012
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tmoore600 from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, I thought this beer was extremely average for a imperial IPA. I would have have another if it was the only high gravity on tap, but nothing special.

On tap at Red Robin (Ann Arbor) of all places

A: Thick as an IPA is expected to be, just a little head, but it lingered around.

S: No high alcohol smell which was nice, hoppy...

T: Leaning towards bitter rather then pine or grapefruit. Nothing unique.

M: Good mouthfeel, not waterly

D: Drinkable, could have a second or third, which is good for the size of the bear, but if there was something better available I would head there.

Jan 14, 2011
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Telix from Michigan

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amazing... an Arbor Brewing Co. beer with actual body and flavor! ABC has severely disappointed me with all their beers, but this one impressed me.

A: It pours a mostly translucent orange-gold with a slight opaqueness. The high ABV (I was told 11%) apparently made the carbonation level a little low, but it was enough.

S: The smell was appealing, but not mind-blowing. Standard floral hoppy aromas.

T: A good depth of flavor, with floral hops integrated with the thick, lightly malty body. Easy to drink for 11%, because the flavors were what you'd expect in a 6-7% IPA.

M: Solid. A real body instead of the typical ABC watery brew. Felt like a thick DIPA in the mouth.

D: It wasn't spectacular, but honestly I don't think anything ABC makes will EVER be spectacular. Definitely worth a try if you've had every other DIPA at Ashley's and want something new, but it's not a standout in a style of beer that has so many great brews to drink.

Dec 10, 2009
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jeremyd365 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on-tap at Ashley's. It poured a thick, dark orangey goodness and just wafted of hops. It tasted of wonderous floral hops and pretty cirtusy. It had a solid, bitter finish and was delicious from start to finish. Definitely heavy but entirely drinkable at the same time. Always love what Arbor Brewing has to offer, and this one is no exception. Get this while you can--I'm not sure how limited its release is!

Feb 03, 2009
Larry Hoppe Imperial IPA from Arbor Brewing - Plymouth Taproom
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 11 ratings