Hopitoulas IPA
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

Hopitoulas IPAHopitoulas IPA
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From:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,448
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,641
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 12.16%
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
398
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 21, 2022
Added:
Oct 11, 2009
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  84
SCORE
84
Good
Hopitoulas IPAHopitoulas IPA
Notes: This 6.0% ABV ale is a West Coast style India Pale Ale that combines 6 malts and 6 hops with additional dry hopping for three weeks. It takes about a month and a half to make each batch and we think it is worth the wait. Hints of pine and citrus with a powerful, yet balanced hoppy flavor, Hopitoulas packs a punch that you won’t forget.
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Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has hop and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a hop and citrus flavor
A y medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good India Pale Ale
May 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by Porphyry from California

Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
These NOLA folks do good work, usually. This is a disappointment. Looks a warm golden color with a frothy head and lingering lacing. Not much on the nose, and the taste is a generic hop bitterness. The finish is somewhat interesting, but not that much.
Feb 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by bubseymour from Maryland

Dec 27, 2021
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a bright, effervescent gold with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Nice head rerention & lacing

S: Rich breadyness, lemons, nose fades as this warms

T: Follows the nose, skewing towards cakeyness, grassyness & dryness up front. Pineyness surfaces as this warms, some bready sweetness, lemons & dryness as well. Finishes piney with some bready & grapefruit notes

MF: Medium body, dialed back carbonation, good balance

Old school IPA that is well balanced and very drinkable
Nov 28, 2021
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
NOLA Brewing - September 2015
Jun 25, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

2.61/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2
16 oz can purchased at Martin's in NOLA, $1.99 / can, best by 5/21/21 into Boiler snifter.

Caramel-blonde with a creamy white cap of a stable 1 finger. Lacing in generous amounts.

Aroma consists of caramel toast and lawnmower bag; hints of onion powder, caramel roll, and citrus peel.

Flavor is what I imagine hoppy caramel paper would taste like. It's like licking the underside of parchment baking paper where caramel-something used to be. There's a little bit of pine or grass, and a touch of onion, but it's mostly caramel paper. There is not enough hop action here to really claim IPA - it's super muted. It's a newspaper beer.

Feel is pleasantly resinous and semi-creamy with no alcohol heat and a smoothness to it that I feel is really helpful to this beer - though not helpful enough.

Overall, it's a dumper, don't visit this one unless you're a fan of papery caramel beers. One of the least enjoyable IPAs I've brought back.

This is for people who drink Diet Fanta.

Price paid : $1.99
Would buy again : no and no
Apr 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by JohnDon from Texas

Jan 04, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Another amber colored ipa with 1/3" off white head. Gives off mild rind and pine aromas, mild amounts of Cascade and/or Centennial. Three weeks is a weird way to describe your dry hopping, usually brewers mention the type of hops and amount, not the time. One hop cone for three weeks is meaningless.

Taste is largely the same pine and rind combo that has been done a million times, but you also get an excessive amount of crystal malt to actually make this worse than the same beer you've had a million times. I think this could easily be classified as an amber ale. Kind of has that step dad appeal of maltiness and bitterness but little flavor. Wouldn't say it had off flavors, rather the recipe itself is just one that I suspect is lacking. You don't need 6 malts and 6 hops for an ipa, that just muddles as a trash bag concept.

I haven't had a lot of beer out of Louisiana, but damn I hope the ipas are generally better than this.
Aug 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

May 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Mar 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Feb 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Dec 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
$6 USD for a 20oz pint at the Crown and Anchor in New Orleans, LA.

6.5% ABV.

Hop profile is lackluster. Floral notes (probably Cascade), muted grapefruit. Subdued pine needles. Pale malts give it its backbone. Finishes bitter.

A very forgettable IPA. I'd sooner buy a cheaper widely distributed expression of the style like Lagunitas IPA, which is far better to boot. I wouldn't buy this again, but it's decent.

C / AVERAGE

***
09/24/22 16 fl oz pull-tab can from Breaux Mart Magazine St, New Orleans, LA.


Hop profile is mediocre. This is a very plain Jane IPA.

Low C / AVERAGE
Sep 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by J-Dog86 from Louisiana

Aug 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.38 by JoshuaShort13 from Texas

Aug 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by iftcoach from Germany

Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.66 by KennyB66 from Wisconsin

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Light burnt orange, 1/2 finger head
S: Mango, pineapple, tangerine, a hint of pine
T: Matches the nose though a touch on the sweet side
M: Medium-bodied, butter/sweet
O: A decent ipa but there are far better out there
Mar 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Vegasindependentbeerscene from Maryland

3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tapped at howlin wolf den in the warehouse district New Orleans Louisiana.
Tastes like candy. Wish I remember the name of the beer i had last night, it was much tastier.
One and done
Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by meanmutt from Ohio

Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Amber color with white head. Piney hop smell. Medium feel. Tastes like it smells: pine and citrus hop flavors. Enjoyable, but middle-of-the-pack for IPAs.
Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.78 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

Nov 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazed golden amber pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Citrus and pine hops mixed with sweet malts.

T.F: Sweet toasted grains up front. Citrus and tangerine hops... pine and resin in the background. Nice bitterness mid-swig to balance things out. Medium to light bodied... more pine and citrus at the finish.

O: A nice everyday kind of IPA. Solid flavor... well balanced... clean and drinkable. Light enough to be sessionable. 2nd beer I've had from NOLA and both have been solid.
Nov 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by Thankin_Hank from Texas

Sep 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Sep 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by ckeegan04 from Texas

Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.41 by Spaten454 from Texas

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by zbooks from Texas

Jun 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 19, 2018
Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 492 ratings