HopBot IPA | Hop City Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
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311 Ratings
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:
#20,810
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
311
pDev:
12.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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101
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of ShanePB
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ppvora
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cold 12 oz. bottle into an ale glass.
Appearance: Copper, lovely, half a finger of head. Some aeration.
Aroma: Some malt, lots of hops, and ripe mango in the background.
Taste: Complex. Lots of flavors. Can taste a bunch of different hops and taste the noble heritage of some of them. Some ripe fruit also and bitterness (but not unpleasantly so).

Mouthfeel: Some lingering bitterness, but in a pleasant way.
Overall: A gorgeous complex beer with lots of nobility and some ripe fruit. Definitely buying more of these.

Thank-you Canada!

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Photo of Bugs318
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scottyboy
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdemon2731
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of kuhndog
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 Bigjobber
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

OK so I had this in August and wasn't overly impressed. Just tried the last bottle about 8/9 months later and it seemed to age well. Very surprising. Give it a shot and see if you get similar results

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Photo of BillT916
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JCarson410
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of WOSean
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Wait, is it made of hops, or does it run on hops? Regardless, this stuff pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises cabbage-like greens, light candied orange peel, and very light biscuit. The taste holds notes of caramel, tobacco, pine resin, and a bit of menthol-y mint. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, something seems off with this beer, the hops all over the place, vacillating between in-your-face resin and vegetables and limp menthol. It just didn't do anything positive for me.

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Photo of Boston71
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grogsky
2.9/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Strong, bold, American IPA. Not for those who don't like IPAs.

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

HopBot IPA from Hop City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 311 ratings