Hip Hop IPA | Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Outer Banks Brewing Station
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brentk56 on 07-15-2006

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Photo of Soonami
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HipHop IPA is a good example of an American IPA. The beer was a light amber color with very little head that quickly dissipated. The beer smelled piney and with some tropical fruit notes from the Centennial and Cascade hops used. The beer tasted malty and caramelly with resinous hop bitterness and bright citrus. The mouthfeel was full and slick.

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Photo of akorsak
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A growler filled on 24-Aug-10 at the brewpub. These are the remnants of the Baltimore BA gathering.

A: The IPA has a caramel brown auburn color, barely translucent in my glass. The pour generated 3/4th of a finger of white head that quickly dissapated.

S: A lush nose, full of citrus and pine hops. The oiliness of the hops amplify their strength. Plenty of caramel malts linger beneath, buffeting those hops.

T: The hoppiness is strong from the initial sip. The growler, open through most of the BA gathering, has lost some of its carbonation, focusing and strengthening the hops. They are citrusy and piney, a tree in a glass. Peppery heat follows, augmenting the bite of the ale. Caramel malts, a solid base, are almost an afterthought, rarely conjuring up enough pizzazz to shine through. A bold IPA any way you slice it.

M: The IPA is syrupy and oily, full of hoppy bitterness. The low carbonation levels add the mouthfeel, focusing the hops.

D: The IPA is strong, not one to take lightly. I had a good week with OBBS, this beer being at the forefront.

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Photo of creasylw
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice color and head. Good and hoppy, but not particularly deep with regards to other flavors. Still, a good aroma and pleasant mouthfeel. I had 2 IPAs outside while waiting to be seated. Certainly a good, clean IPA to enjoy on a summer's day.

The lack of any truly distinct, strong additional flavors would seemingly allow for the beer to very versatile in food pairing. Unfortunately, I did not order another IPA with my dinner at the Brewing Station. I personally enjoy the taste of an IPA paired with fried or spicy foods, and this beer would've done nicely in that role.

Overall, a very solid and versatile-though not very eclectic or incredibly deep- IPA that I am looking forward to trying along with the great food at the OBX Brewing Station

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a hazy copper color and an excellent head that retains well and leaves sheets of lacing

Smell: Grapefruit bitterness and some grainy aroma

Taste: Slightly sweet up front with some nice fruit flavor; very bitter after the swallow with a lingering fruity, bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Very nice; a well-balanced IPA that makes a nod to the APA style

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Photo of shangwang
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped in at the OBBS during a recent trip and gave this a shot. Very impressed...

The Hip Hop IPA was a clear amber color with a finger of off-white head that seemed to consistently stay with the beer while I was drinking it. Great smell- lots of hoppy bitterness. Didn't get any citrus smells with this one. Taste was great as well- pleasantly surprising- very hoppy with some caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium in weight with some nice carbonation. Finished with some pleasant lingering bitterness. Very drinkable- lots of great taste and hoppiness, but still easy to drink.

Overall, this one really caught me off guard... it was the second beer I had tried from OBBS and the first one I had didn't do much for me at all, where this one had lots of great taste without overdoing it. Definitely recommend to any BA's travelling to the OBX.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Josh (who forgets his BA screen name) for sharing for sharing this growler on 8/23/10.

A - Hazy amber liquid with copper hues and a towering three-finger, off-white crown of bubbly froth that retained well, leaving splashes of lace scattered around the glass.

S - Dank herbal hops with a fume of alcohol and a hint of sweet caramel malt.

T - Again, more dank herbal hops present themselves, followed by spicy notes of pepper and wood. Sweet caramel malt balances out some of the more intense flavors. Finishes with a spicy, woody hop bite.

M - Medium bodied with sharp hop notes and a hint of dryness. Finishes with quite a bit of alcohol warmth on the palate.

D - Pretty intense, flavorful and strong IPA. This dank, hoppy and warm ale is definitely bordering DIPA territory!

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Hip Hop IPA from Outer Banks Brewing Station
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 9 ratings