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

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From:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,558
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,846
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 12.16%
Ratings:
492
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 21, 2022
Added:
Oct 11, 2009
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  84
SCORE
84
Good
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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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4 by PaleAleWalt from New York on May 21, 2022
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

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
 
3 by Porphyry from California on Feb 07, 2022
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3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

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
 
4 by bubseymour from Maryland on Dec 27, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by russpowell from Arkansas

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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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by OompaMentor from Georgia

NOLA Brewing - September 2015

Jun 25, 2021
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2.61/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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
 
3.77 by JohnDon from Texas on Jan 04, 2021
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3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on May 19, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 13, 2020
 
4 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Mar 06, 2020
 
3.44 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Feb 13, 2020
 
3.71 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 07, 2020
 
3.5 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Dec 27, 2019
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2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

$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

Sep 11, 2019
 
3.69 by J-Dog86 from Louisiana on Aug 25, 2019
 
3.38 by JoshuaShort13 from Texas on Aug 09, 2019
 
3.75 by iftcoach from Germany on Jul 18, 2019
 
3.58 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania on Jun 27, 2019
 
3.66 by KennyB66 from Wisconsin on May 12, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ONUMello from Ohio

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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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Vegasindependentbeerscene from Maryland

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
 
3.75 by meanmutt from Ohio on Feb 12, 2019
 
2.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by detgfrsh from Texas

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
 
4.78 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana on Nov 30, 2018
 
3.94 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2018
 
3.68 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Nov 09, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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
 
4 by paulish from New York on Nov 02, 2018
 
3.77 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2018
 
3.95 by Thankin_Hank from Texas on Sep 18, 2018
 
3.25 by BdM from Netherlands on Sep 14, 2018
 
4.32 by ckeegan04 from Texas on Aug 19, 2018
 
3.41 by Spaten454 from Texas on Aug 12, 2018
 
3.75 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 23, 2018
 
3.5 by zbooks from Texas on Jun 18, 2018
 
3.75 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 19, 2018
Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 492 ratings