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Hopluia | Spilker Ales

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3.58/5
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138 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spilker Ales
Nebraska, United States
spilkerales.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopluia, introduced in 16oz. cans in January 2005, is the first canned Nebraska beer since Falstaff closed in 1984. The 32oz. bottles have been discontinued.

Some of the old tap handles still list the beer as Hopalleuia.

Added by Bierman9 on 10-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,594
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
138
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Photo of TheHopsman
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
A clear light golden with a nice white head and strong initial lacing.

Nose is lightly malty tropical, emphasis on light.

Taste has a session IPA aspect to it, but a nice biscuit malt, a generic tropical note, and a balance in the body that keeps it from being too watery. There's a bit of cattiness that gets into the beer as it warms, and when this comes on, the tropical notes seem more malty sweet.

Light, balanced, maybe even hop-leaning APA. Easily refreshing and not complex, one that could find an occasional spot in the rotation were it available.

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienArk
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckaire69
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A good session beer. Dark Amber color, Well blended malt to hops. Fruity aroma and more Belgium ale in flavor. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 24 oz beer stein. Brought from Nebraska by a good friend.

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Photo of dkemp713
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveHack
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wapcap
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slasich
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kw_pip
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Earthy to a fault. Derivative. Unimpressive presence.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.46/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Very sweet hard candy flavor to this one. Looked good and smelled nice, but the flavor profile was all over the place and totally missed the mark for me. The hops were messy and failed to stand up to the malt.

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Photo of farrchiefs
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malone47
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Azeotrope
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ArkyPalmer
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of kydlo
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Hopluia from Spilker Ales
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 138 ratings
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