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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
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
407
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
28.65%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
66
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 407
Reviews by davecavemaster:
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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a New Orleans brewery called NOLA Brewing company. It is a 6.5% ABV "West Coast style India Pale Ale," made with six malts and six different hops.

The beer pours a slightly hazy copper color, with an off white foam head that is pillowy at first, and then breaks down. Good lacing on the glass that hangs around as you savor the brew.

I got a really nice nose of grapefruit and pine. Not as powerful as some IPAs, but very pleasant.

Really like the taste of this beer. You get a lot of the citrus and pine flavors, but there is a definite malty taste as well. More malty than most IPAs I have had, but it doesn't overpower the bitterness of the hops. You still get a nice lingering bitterness throughout the taste. Lots more hops in the taste than in the nose.

Good mouthfeel. The bitterness sticks to the sides of your mouth, and the beer has a moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Zakk
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Tiernan
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sabitu
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at Avenue pub

Appearance: 1/ inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine and floral hops

Taste: big dose of pine hops with some caramel taste to smooth things out

Mouthfeel: light bodied, sweet start with a bitter middle and a finish, moderate carbonation

Overall: A good piney and hoppy IPA. A beer that I could have several of and enjoy. Nothing mind blowing but a solid beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler filled at the Avenue Pub. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has a nice amount of bread and toffee, with some strong pine notes added in. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. I get quite a bit of pine and orange citrus, with some grass also thrown in. The bready malt keeps the bitterness fairly low and allows the hop flavor to shine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deebo
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Again on tap at huck Finns. A pint for a buck-I'm in!

A-burnt orange in color and cloudy with a short but sturdy head-decent lacing

S-hops hit me first-grassy floral and slightly earthy carried with a nice whiff of caramel malt

T- very similar to the nose. You get whiffs of hops with plenty of toasty sweet malt that finishes distinctively grassy and slightly bitter

M-nice mouthfeel. Good malt backbone for a 6% beer. Moderate carbonation carries the hops in nicely

O-A solid ipa. I like the body. The hops are a bit on the grassy side but this a solid IPA

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jmbraxton
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of wo87810
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RDW
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of lcdawg
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard IPAs are a bit hard to find here in the Big Easy. This is a solid selection from a local brewer. Drink. Enjoy. Repeat.

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Photo of tetu
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of secondtooth
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Semi-cloudy amber, with some slight sediment. Maybe an older can? Big, thick head of bone-white carbonation, and a solid tree-line of lace.

Aroma: Subtle floral and pine hops. Not bad.

Flavor: Tangy, bitter, acidic hops. Very spiky and incisive on the palate, with more pine and bitter citrus grapefruit hops dominating the malt backbone.

Not a bad IPA, just not a great one.

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Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark amber pour with a crème colored foam that is high and clingy. Minimal lacing, and slight carbonation.

S - Some bready yeast notes, an earthy hop aroma, and some lemongrass hit the nose. This smells like a rustic IPA.

T - Some citrus notes in the initial sip. There is some mild malt flavors before the finish. The tongue gets hit with a raspy bitterness that compliments this beer.

M - Easy drinking IPA. This is preferred for someone who likes an earthy feel to the style.

O - First try from NOLA and this is a brewery I'd look to try again. A solid offering with a distinctive twist.

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of fortozs
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can with a burnt orange to amber color. Thick head with crisp bubbles. Head diminishes to soapy consistency. Not much lacing. Light bodied. Plenty of hops. Tastes piney with hints of lemon. A tad on the sweet side. Not much bitterness. Still, overall a good balance and a pleasure to drink. Makes for a good summer beer.

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Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
3.77 out of 5 based on 407 ratings.
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