Hop Raider
Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.4%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 5.19%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Joseph James Brewing Inc.
 
Nevada, United States
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Year-round
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Notes: We raided the deepest, darkest depths of our hop cooler to bring you this intensely aromatic and flavorful IPA. Built to accompany any tailgate party, this light, easy-drinking ale is packed with Ekuanot, Mosaic, and Cryo Simcoe hops for a distinctly tropical character with heady resinous notes throughout. Malted wheat and a touch of caramel malt provide a light body and balanced backbone to support the hoppy trinity.
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eppCOS from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - see through copper IPA, very west coasty. Decent lacing, not much head (On draft)
S - Good solid aromas betraying the Simcoe, although this has a fair amount of cryo hops
T - This is where the beer let me down a bit; nothing distinctive, just like old school IPAs from 10-15 years ago. Didn't do it for me.
F - Decent but not stellar carbonation, not very lively. Not much palate impression though I do appreciate that they kept it under control at 6.4 % ABV.
O - This brewery has a style, that across a dozen beers, just doesn't do it for me. Don't know why....

Jul 20, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange with a slight foggy haze to it. Head is a finger and a half of white foam that is dense and retains well. Aroma is papaya, resin, syrupy resin, dank, and orange melding into a beautifully dense hop display. Flavor profile is papaya, mango, and tangerine with resin, pine, and dank balancing it out. Doughy biscuit and caramel malt round out the flavor profile, giving it a smooth, well-balanced flavor. Alcohol starts to create a bit of excess heat as the beer warms. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a splendid velvetiness that borders on creamy. Overall, a splendid IPA that excels at balancing out a wide variety of hops and malts. A very refreshing experience.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

Aug 27, 2018
Hop Raider from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4 ratings