Hoppy Bitch IPA | Northwest Brewing Company

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Hoppy Bitch IPAHoppy Bitch IPA

Brewed by:
Northwest Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerman207 on 04-17-2011

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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by chumba526:
Photo of chumba526
2.24/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appears deep orange with a good sized head.

Smells of toffee, sweet honey, and mild citrus.

Tastes of toffee. There is a bit of an odd grassy hop flavor but overall it is not hoppy. It has an odd citrus flavor and seems to taste a little cheap. There is really nothing about this beer.

It has a full-bodied mouth feel.

Overall not a very good IPA. I drank the beer but it is quite odd tasting and not a good example of an IPA.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.39/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy golden copper with a medium creamy off-white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet biscuity malts with a little fruity resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with big bitterness from resiny hops that leave a harsh, slightly vegetal, finish in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a little watery.

Overall, too much sweet biscuity malt and not enough hop flavor (but does have good bitterness).

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.56/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good orange appearance, 1" head, egg shell white, we're all good here. Aroma, lacked hops, we're not all good here, just bitter with no floral or hop quality.

Taste, damn, still no hops, just a grating bitterness. So tired of this! Strong carbonation just makes the bitterness prickly, doesn't bring about anything worthwhile. Bitterness overwhelms any semblance of being able to taste anything else, much less the malt profile, geee is there any caramel? I dunno, all I taste is high alpha acid long hop boil.

You know how when something is so spicy, it overtakes the flavor profile? Well, that's how this is, but replace bitter for spicy.

Not recommended unless you just like one trick ponies.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of hansenme
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of distantmantra
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Trade Route taproom. Poured into a straight pint glass. July 27th, 2011.

A: The beer poured an copper/orange color with a big 2-inch head of foam. Honestly, this may have been the result of the bartender messing up the pour... who knows. There was very minimal lacing, which surprised me for a 6.3% IPA.

S: Hoppy Bitch has a unique smell for an IPA. The beer gave off a very sweet aroma of herbs and honey, with some hops and orange peel hanging around in the back.

T: Very weak hop profile in this beer, even when fresh. The sweetness I noticed in the smell translated over to the taste, with something reminiscent of sweet corn and malt with some faint citrus hops lingering at the end.

M: Average carbonation with a small amount of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. Slightly sticky mouth feel.

O: My overall feeling is that this is a strange IPA. It's really easy to drink, but the prominent sweet corn flavor is off-putting.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Hoppy Bitch leaves a bitter tast ein one's mouth....just like a real bitch would. The beer pours a clear orange with thin white head that laced. The smell subtle bitter citrus, with floral notes and hints of pepper. The mouthfeel is a medium body with mild carbonation. Overall it is a neat beer to try....can see how Columbus hops accent a beer.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma starts with bright mango and pineapple, but quickly turns to a dull dank smell. The change is abrupt.
The taste has a solid and bold bitterness all the way through. The malt attempts to balance it but the hops dominate.
The texture is crisp with a thicker body.
It's enjoyable. Lots of big hops.

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Photo of scootpolute
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

P: 1 pint, 6 ozs poured into a tulip glass...Brown Bomber bottle with a fun label, devil-like writing above flames...

A: Clear brassy hue…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Yuck! A hint of hops, followed by a huge spice kick that turns into a spicy/soap combo...weird!!

M - OK carbonation... There is 'NO' balance in this beer... The hop/limited fruit/and spice combos just don't work...

O - This one is NOT great... I think this beer's name and label are the only worth-while qualities...other than that,nothing really positive to say about the beer...bummer!! Chasin' Cheers :~)

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DOCRW
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Amorywars19
4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to 67couple for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sugar, caramel, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, cream, wood, subtle sugar, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. With this one being an IPA by the bottle I was expecting a lot more of a hop presence to be here. Unfortunately that was not the case, but there was still quite a bit going on which was nice. If the hop profiles would have carried over a little bit more this would have been an excellent brew. Definitely worth taking the time to try though.

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Photo of serebeerdrinker
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of trentbent
4.35/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this in Washington. Had no idea what it was, but only small craft beer in the has station. Tastes great with my Old Man OG vaped. This beer has some grassy orange amber look, white foam with large bubbles that dissipates quickly. I poured it into a plastic cup in my hotel room. (It was too bitter in the bottle) . Smells of sweet orange mint and pine with smooth crisp mouthfeel. Taste? Juicy balanced hops with a mild bitter linger on the corners of the tongue. Overall I'm glad I forgot my phone in the car, because I might have passed on this gem if I saw the 77 rating. Might have to agree with the guy before me that something is wrong with the low ratings.

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Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bombventure
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grizzbar
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chilly_E
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Rutager
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of qsharpminor
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of fivetime
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Hoppy Bitch IPA from Northwest Brewing Company
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