Hoppyright Infringement
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,959
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,520
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.92%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
87
From:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
 
Louisiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  20
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: This beer was inspired by some past experiences at NOLA Brewing with a previous IIPA that ended up getting lawyers involved and names had to be changed. We're seeing more and more lawyers getting involved in the industry so we decided to create this beauty to acknowledge that we see these things going down and yes, we did copyright the name.
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Reviews by woodychandler:
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The CANQuest (tm) is rolling along in high gear as New Catch-Up Beer Sunday (Week 696) CANtinues in all of its unabated glory!

From the CAN: "A hazy, juicy, dry-hopped IIPA"; "'Laissez la bonne biere verser'" (Let the good beer pour)'; "A beer motivated by some past experiences at NOLA and throughout the industry"; "Store Cold. Drink Fresh."

I Crack!ed open the vent on the CAN & beCAN a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. This is supposed to be a NE-stylee DIPA, but I was unwilling to buy the idea that hazebros are now creeping into DIPAs, also. Color was a lightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), but I found it acceptable. Nose was pine & grapefruit, rounded off by a honeyew & guava sweetness with an earthy maltiness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, but actually a little thin for this style. The taste was more towards a one mintiness, initially, but then the honeydew & guava sweetness became assertive, especially as the beer warmed. Finish was cool, dry & minty. It struck me as a good example of the blending of PNW & Southern Hemisphere hops, something that should occur more regularly, IMHO.

Jun 24, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very underrated beer. Insanely hoppy and dank, with fruit, pine and a thick and silky body that is simply irresistible. Nice by itself but also with food. Just an awesome DIPA.

May 12, 2018
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 20, 2019
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dielzubro from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 23, 2020
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BKotch from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 21, 2017
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n2pux from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 22, 2017
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aug 12, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appropriately cloudy for a New England IPA. Whitish, dirty gold. Moderate head. Good running ring lace.

Strong pine and grapefruit rind smells.

Full bodied with a low carbonation, this beer starts with little malt and quickly becomes all hop. Lots of grapefruit rind and modest tropical fruit, mostly pineapple. Surprisingly, it had a moderate length aftertaste.

Nov 01, 2017
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 09, 2017
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at NOLA.

A - Light hazy gold color with a dense white lacing ring, gentle carbonation.

S - Candy tropical fruit aromais light but juicy.

T - Juicy tropical fruit with lingering bitter fruity resin.

M - Full bodied, slick, and viscous, some lip smacking stickiness.

O - A very enjoyable IPA!

Nov 13, 2017
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beeragent from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a glass from a 12oz can.

L - Pours a light, very hazy, straw, forming a thin white head and very light lace. Good haze with a fair amount of sediment floating.

S - Fruit forward hop aroma with just a hint of the malt body.

T - Good combination of fruit and citrus hop flavors coat the palate, followed by a noticeable but not overpowering malt body.

F - Medium bodied, good carbonation, and very clean.

O - The hops are more present than the malt, however it would be nice if the hops were pushed forward just a tad bit more!

Mar 20, 2018
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timmy2b from New York

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 26, 2019
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Beerbuddha from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 29, 2018
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animal69 from Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 08, 2018
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2018
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Klondike from Texas

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love everything about this beer. It's my go to IPA.

Mar 07, 2018
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hoppyright Infringement has a medium, off-white head, an opaque, orange appearance, with some bubbles, tan chunks, and spiderweb glass lacing. Aroma is of sweet, white bread, hop resin, and some stone fruit. Taste is the same, with a bite that is more resinous thank bitter. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Hoppyright Infringement finishes medium dry.

RJT

Feb 13, 2018
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snaotheus from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018-09-26
12oz can served in a tulip. "Enjoy By" 12/13/18 (I assume the 18, it's too squished to read).

Pours a hazy amber-yellow. Medium to high carbonation, medium head. Smell is very tropical, in a dark and overripe kind of way.

Taste is a tropical mask over heavy hops. Very thick bitterness, some fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately effervescent. Overall, it's a good beer.

Sep 27, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 29, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, malts, light mango. Taste is citrus, melons, moderate bitterness, a bit of malts. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

Aug 24, 2018
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a shaker.

Appearance
Lightly hazy golden-blonde. 1/2 finger of white head. Light carbonation.

Nose
Melon, wintergreen, Juicy Fruit, and caramel. Very light aroma.

Taste
Juicy Fruit and Wintergreen gum. Honeydew melon and cantaloupe. Pine resin and sharp grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, creamy, smooth, sticky, dry, and bitter.

Overall
Falls very short on the New England IPA spectrum. :(

Jul 20, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 03, 2018
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hopley from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 15, 2018
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 24, 2018
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 21, 2018
Hoppyright Infringement from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 87 ratings