Chop Shop IPA
Aviator Brewing Company

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Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
American IPA
3.46 | pDev: 18.5%
May 13, 2021
Jun 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Lonnie1976

3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer costs $5.69 for 4 tall cans. This initially made me skeptical. It is loaded with hops. It is full bodied and flavorful. Strong piney and Floral hop profile. This beer is a bargain because it is loaded with flavor. I would definitely buy this again not because it was cheap but because it's a darn good beer!
May 13, 2021
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Reviewed by GTC138 from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
ChopShop – IPA Session Ale – Aviator Brewing Company, Fuquay-Varina, NC
I normally stay away from the sessions because they take longer to get you drunk, but I went and bought a sixer of these. The Chop Shop is very dark for a session IPA with a brownish hue. The Chop Shop is 4.8% alcohol by volume and I have zero IBU information. This local craft is brewed using American Northwest hops from Oregon and Yakima. Other than each one of these cans exploding when I opened them I don’t hate the purchase. However, I will likely not buy these again as they lean a bit towards the average-cookie cutter palate of IPA. I will give the Chop Shop a 7.6 out of 10.0, and Beer Advocate gives this on a 7.0.
May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drinking from a can poured into a pint glass.
Looks slightly hazy orange, with a nice head and lacing.
Smells floral, citric.
Tastes like the nose, floral, citrus, light pine.
Mouth feel is light medium.
Overall a nice hop bomb that'd I'd order again if in the mood for a hoppy Session IPA
Would go well with food I think.
Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
One of the few beers I read the reviews before trying, and therefore did not expect much. I am suprised as hell, this beer kicks ass!
Pours an orange amber color, with a hoppy aroma.
Has a full, hoppy heavy flavor with a nice bitter finish.
No offense, but this is a "let's get trashed" beer
Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Rockhead from Virginia

2.57/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Smells and tastes like skunked cheap lager. I had it by way of a 4 pack of 16oz cans so id hope its a little better fresh on draft? Either way, not a good beer.. unfortunately ill have to get through 3 more of these.
Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 3.47 by Zylod from West Virginia

Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Bryant1985 from North Carolina

Aug 14, 2018
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Clear, but slightly chill hazed amber with a large khaki head, this tangy, crisp brew isn't the best, with your basic old school notes of rug, pine and grapefruit.
Jun 29, 2018
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Rated by PuffySAJ from South Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A pleasant, citrusy IPA. Pairs well with grilled chicken or roasted turkey. An easy sipping beer that is light and enjoyable.
Jun 02, 2018
Rated: 3 by flyersfan900 from Virginia

May 26, 2018
Rated: 3.02 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

May 06, 2018
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Reviewed by djembeist from Virginia

1.71/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Not good at all. It was pretty in the glass. It was flat and chalky. As an ipa drinker I was very disappointed. Not recommend. Not a pour down the drain but a defiantly never drink again beer.
Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.07 by Nosquatch from Virginia

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by robebo44 from Virginia

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I have had three other Aviator beers and was not that impressed with any of them. Two were actually fairly bad. This one was much better!!! Pours a hazy honey yellow color from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Big bubbly and frothy head that lasts a long time. Good thick bands of lacing too. Aroma is strong piney hops and some floral hops in the background. Taste includes harsh and resinous bitterness with the bready malt definitely taking a back seat. After the initial blast of bitterness, the palate settles down and a steady more subdued bitterness takes over. Very impressive flavor for a pretty low .abv beer!!! Mouthfeel is crisp, resinous and bitter. Good stuff for a hophead. I liked this beer, a simple hops blast. Impressive flavor in a beer less than 5% abv!!!!!
Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by Amedlin18 from North Carolina

Jul 04, 2017
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not bad, but typical to a lot of the offerings in this style with a malt bill that has been lightened to decrease the ABV resulting in a backbone that cannot support the higher IBU's
May 24, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 12, 2017
Chop Shop IPA from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 25 ratings