Hoppy Ki Yay
Lonerider Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,829
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,429
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
152
From:
Lonerider Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  43
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: We’ve rounded up some great malts and hops for Hoppy Ki Yay IPA, our year round IPA. This straw colored ale is hopped with Columbus and Amarillo and rounded out by a mild body from the malts.
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Reviews by JohnBradSC:
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JohnBradSC from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 02, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy, dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light pine, hints of malts. Taste is pine, minty, dank, some malts are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, drinkable, but the flavors just aren't meshing together.

Sep 30, 2016
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Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 21, 2016
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 21, 2016
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StevenNebulous from Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 06, 2015
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willardt09 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma is hops and citrus. The taste matches the aroma but also has a noticeable amount of malt.

Apr 09, 2016
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John_Beeryman from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 28, 2016
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Donkster46 from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 29, 2015
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mshkut from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 28, 2017
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Highbury09 from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 15, 2016
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godawgs from Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 09, 2016
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gbw5009 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 24, 2016
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MasterRigger from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 10, 2016
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hopsecutioner1273

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes across as a rye pa.

Jan 20, 2016
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Wer34truh from Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured a fairly substantial head with a clear amber body.

Smell is quite sweet for an IPA, with dare I say almost some Belgian influences of cloves, coriander, caramel and a slight scent of yeast (although, not necessarily of the Belgian variety).

Taste is interesting, but I have a hard time to love it. The Belgian influences are still there, but with a maltier backdrop. I get some very slight piney hops as well. Mouthfeel is unremarkable, and basically what one would expect from the style.

Aug 10, 2016
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chill hazed deep gold/pale amber producing 2+ fingers of frothy, moderately lasting, beige head that leaves webs, blotches & motes of clumpy lace. Abundant effervesce rises from the bottom long after the pour. Aroma is a fairly balanced mix of caramel malt, honey, grapefruit, floral, resinous pine & a hint of tropical fruit. Taste is also a balanced mix of caramel malt, graham cracker, grapefruit/orange juice, backed up by a hint of resinous pine. Starts sweet, finishes bittersweet with notes of caramel, pine, grapefruit/orange zest/juice but rapidly transitioning to a bitter, astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate-high carbonation, juciy, peppery with a slight prickle, drawing & drying in aftertaste.

May 13, 2017
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StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The manager at the Richmond bottle shop recommended this. Nice color, nice aroma, taste is very hop/malt heavy. Tasted kind of creamy and piney, very good. I like this as much as Nugget Nectar, Pliny the Elder .

Mar 07, 2016
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Dottorja from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 14, 2019
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nwhittin from Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 21, 2018
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Justinprintz from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 31, 2015
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 06, 2018
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Jcarriglio from Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 24, 2017
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krbrevard from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a wine glass (that is all that was available at this location). I blame the initial good taste on the cheap picante noodles that accompanied the beverage. By the time the noodles are done, a definite alcohol flavor coming through. In the end, just another mediocre IPA...

Sep 05, 2016
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cgscott from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 05, 2016
Hoppy Ki Yay from Lonerider Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 152 ratings