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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Louisiana, United States
nolabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Vengeance526 on 10-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,690
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
447
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UnicornBrewing
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopitoulas NOLA Brewing - Walking around Garden District/Irish Channel neighborhoods, not wanting to pee outdoors we come upon Pete’s Out in the Cold Bar. Not more than a few blocks from the brewery, they could distribute via pedicab if necessary. Great conversation with bartender, Houston connection with Melody. Six hops and some acidulated malt, i suspect to enhance some of the hops rather than give a sour flavor. Unique and spicy, flavorful, tropical, very complex hop profile. Enough to overpower the years of smoke and funk in this landmark bar. This is like putting a modern, highly customized perfume on an old hooker, resulting in an aromatic delight in the absence of light, adding ten more years to her working life. It’s still wet inside, smells sensational, and makes you feel great. I’d definitely come back for more!
@nolabrewing #nolabrewing #hopitoulas #ipa #neworleans #petesoutinthecold
http://www.nolabrewing.com/beers/hopitoulas/

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Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer with solid flavor, light yellow color with hoppy cirtus flavor... good beer

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

A - Clear copper amber color with frothy white sticky lacing.

S - Toasted caramel malt and light citrus.

T - Biscuity toasted grain, cereal graininess, is sweet up front and ends with a lingering, piney finish.

M - Big medium body, with lots of carbonation and sharp pricklies.,

O - Nicely balanced.

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Photo of eppie82
2.76/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of reebtaerG
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solidly amber with the mildest of hazes. Small but lasting head which leaves some 3-D ring lace behind after each sip.

The smell leans to the malt although the peppery hop is more than just in the background.

The flavor leans to the hop, but this is after a nice initial malt start. The hop is the finish and the aftertaste with a bit of harshness biting into the back of the throat. Rich body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a worthwhile hoppy pale ale offering.

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Photo of mapagano
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear golden / amber with off white head.
Aroma is malt, little pine, overripe stone fruits.
Taste is same as the aroma very malty but with great hoppy finish.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glennp64
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpkrippner
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justme
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color, very clear, light tan head. Aromas are heavy pine and some citrus, with some caramalt, too.

Taste is lots of pine, but the citrus really comes forward, and then the malty backbone kicks in to balance this and make it a joy to drink on a steamy NOLA afternoon.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: May 29th, 2017... OCCASION: Day two of the Quiz Bowl tournament, and we struggled against some strong competition... that calls for a strong beer...GLASSWARE: nondescript pint... brown amber body that releases little effervescence, but lifts dirty white head into arcs of lacing... medium-bodied, crunchy in the teeth, and formidable at 6.5%... chewy, worthwhile... on first sniff, mango and grapefruit combine with rye bread; thick and doughy, though the spicy hoppiness bites back... pepper, pine and resin in equal amounts--quite inviting... peach, mango and grapefruit make for a pleasant, worthwhile IPA that balances its bread malts in equal measure... love the name, having walked its somewhat altered street name twice now... a bit dry, as the glass drains...

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Photo of Branlott42
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDFish
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant surprise on my Hop escapade trip to New Orleans. Went very well with Oysters and Crawfish. The other local brews weren't as good as this. A nice citrusy flavor that went down easy and great with food. Didn't blow me away, but tasty none the less.

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Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 447 ratings