HopBot IPA | Hop City Brewing Co.

HopBot IPAHopBot IPA
BA SCORE
62%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 305 ratings
HopBot IPAHopBot IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
hopcity.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Programmed with 5 West Coast American hops, HopBot IPA brings out waves of absurd citrus and tropical aroma and flavor.

The Citra, Centennial, Mosaic, Summit and Willamette hops are perfectly balanced by a solid malt backbone.

Added by JackSkerry on 04-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,351
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
305
Liked:
189
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
12.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
97
Trade:
0
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Reviews by cfalovo97:
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Photo of fscottkey
2.91/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: [3.00] Clear tangerine color beer. The beer has 1 1/2 fingers of white head. The head forms nice arcs of lace on the glass. Unfortunately the bottle does not list the ABV or any dates.

S: [3.25] Initially I was getting some pine scents from the hops but it settled into a nice caramel malt smell.

T: [2.75] The hop flavor, if it existed, is really faded. I get mild lemon rind and grass followed by some caramel in the malts.

M: [3.00] Medium body. Decent carbonation. There is a lingering dryness from the hops that comes across as medicinal.

O: [3.00] With a name like HopCity I expected a hop forward beer. This drinks more like an APA. It is possible that the hops have faded, it could have been on the shelf for months/years (no dates). I won't buy this again (I rarely by IPAs with no dates - but I saw it when traveling).

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Photo of JPowell712
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A really nice IPA. I like the citrusy and hop flavors that came off of this beer. CANADA knows beer. They have a solid IPA here. I would suggest trying it.

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Photo of william_971
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a can at lcbo. If you're looking for a nice easy going hoppy beer i'd go to this everytime. nice citrusy hops with multiple dimensions of flavour profile. Definitely a mild bisquit malt backbone present but the hops stole the show in the batch i got. Hard to believe a 7.1 percent beer can be this refreshing.

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Photo of zhivago373
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from bottle. brewed with citra, centennial, mosaic, summit, and williamette hops.

pours a very hazy deep orange paled with slight straw yellow. nice soapy head that doesnt fully dissipate.

smells of pungent hops, slight cannabis, sweet tropical notes, citrus, pine. really great smelling beer.

front of the tongue, nice bitterness, very piney and dank at first but follows quickly with citrus and tropical notes. slight fruitiness. definitely earthy, slightly grassy notes. follows with sweetness, somewhat like caramel but not sugary. little bit of astringency lingers in the mouth.

perhaps my review doesn't do it justice, but this beer stands out to me in the myriad of IPAs. the blend of hop flavors with the malt backbone is quite nice. they seem to blend so well and transition between the rather "typical" flavors - pine, citrus, fruits, cannabis, etc. highly recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sharky14
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of djcreepshow
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTrepanier
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ63
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, procured from the remainder bin of my local big box likka store.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, puffy, and somewhat rocky ecru head, which leaves some Mercator Projection sudsy lace around the glass as things steadily recede.

It smells of somewhat dank pine needles, muddled orange and grapefruit citrus pith, bready pale malt, a weak caramel sweetness, a touch of spicy yeast, timid white pepper notes, and further herbal, leafy hops. The taste is more of the same - almost funky, in a rain-soaked coniferous forest sense, acrid pine notes, plain pale and caramel malts, fading earthy yeast, and more herbal, weedy, and wet leafy hops.

The bubbles are duly present, and mostly of the innocuously frothy kind, the body a sturdy medium weight, and more or less smooth, the hops making minor ingress here, but not enough to really shake things up. It finishes strangely off-dry, the caramel and bready malt exhibiting strong lingering qualities, on par with the pine and citrus hop astringencies.

A veritable west-coast IPA from this pet project of Moosehead's long Canadian research arm, it would seem. Bitterly hoppy, and yet well balanced from the malt perspective (that's the qualifier, really?), and quite easy to drink and enjoy (whither the 7.1% ABV?), without any piddly qualms one might have in reserve, if you know what I mean. I know I do, I mean 'did', mea culpa.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop City Brewing Co. "Hopbot IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating but there might be a production code... "K234 0253"
$1.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Hopbot is a solid offering that delivers a pleasant blend of tropical/citrus fruit (pineapple, mild grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine) as well as earthy, resinous, leafy, and somewhat grassy hops atop a solid caramelish malt base. It's anchored by a rock solid bitterness, and finishes dry with residual hop fruitiness, resin, and earth. It lingers! Although it does have some serious hops to it, it's not exactly head turning, nor particularly original - BUT it's a quality IPA that satisfies! Worth trying.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to a coworker for this one.

16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is caramel, brown sugar, resin and citrus. Real aromatic. Sweeter than I like but its solid. Beer opens with hints of tea and bark. Sweet in the middle. Touches of caramel, brown sugar, more black tea leaves and bark. There's a lot going on here but its not my type of flavor profile. Body is medium with ample carbonation. Filmy and thick in the mouth. Not really appropriate for the style.

Not a fan of this one. From the aroma, to the taste, to the feel, it was all wrong for me.

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HopBot IPA from Hop City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 62% out of 100 with 305 ratings
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