Superhop IPA
Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Superhop IPASuperhop IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,884
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,887
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.67%
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
353
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
 
Maryland, United States
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88
Very Good
Superhop IPASuperhop IPA
Notes: This was originally an exclusive beer for Japan’s largest department store Isetan. Despite the tropical aromas, this beer possesses no fruit - only hops!
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Reviews by Dbrulet:
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

an interesting beer here, not sure its quite hoppy enough to call an ipa, although the term "neotropic" doesnt seem to mean a whole lot here either. the hops dont taste as new world and southern hemisphere and tropical as i expected them too, and so i was sort of let down by this overall, although the hoppy stuff has never been what these guys do best. i like the lightness of it, not much bitterness here, and i also like that there is some yeast character to it, i would expect nothing less from stillwater. the hops just dont really get to the ipa level, maybe more of a balanced pale, too much late kettle and dry hopping, or rather not enough of the long boil bittering process. they dont even taste all that tropical, some lime and some grass, almost more saaz than anything else, but its tough to say. perhaps this isnt as fresh as it could be, i couldnt read the date on the bottle, and i can see the intended hop profile really working, but also being sort of unstable over time. this was also shipped to me from new york state, so maybe some summer heat got to it before i could on the way. in any event, its an easy drinking pale ale type, good not great in my experience.

edit: this is so much better in the pint can than it was in the bottle. they almost assuredly changed the recipe, that or my bottle wasnt fresh at all, but the beer i drank from the can last night was enormously better than the review here, and it seems more different than the packaging format could account for. its hazy, pale, juicy as can be, dry, well carbonated, just a little bitter, super tropical, and absolutely delicious. i am bumping up a bunch of scores to reflect the can experience.

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Photo of tarik-the-magnificent
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz can

For a beer called Super Hop, I was really expecting a lot more hops. We get some hops in giving this beer a light citrusy backbone, but there just aren't enough hops here. I don't know what Neo-Tropic IPA is supposed to mean, but whatever this beer is supposed to convey - it needs more of it.

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Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, w both BB dating and bottled on dating..nice

Pours clouded darker yellowy amber, moderate eggshell head, leaving a thicker collar ana nice looking tiny bubble film and low scattered lacing.

Lemony, fruited up hop nose.

Dry, citric and tasty. lemons, light pepper, melon and dank hops coming to mind...super dry and hopped up finish

Moe then respectable IPA...well worth a try

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I was pleasantly surprised. Smell is slightly grassy with a wonderful punch of tropical fruits. Taste is similar with light lingering bitter finish. I'm getting Citra hops here. Just a slight touch of that funky farmhouse yeast in the background. Smooth, easy drinking, and tasty with great balance. yb

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Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong citrus hops, pine, slight resin, hint of alcohol, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is very sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of mango, citrus hops, floral hops, pine, citrus, and slight sweet malt. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend, but too sharp.

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Photo of BostonCalling
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this on tap, never heard of it before but it sounded good. Medium haze, golden yellow color, decent white head. Nice fruity citrus and pine notes balanced by moderate hop, just a small amount of malt. Pretty balanced, not aggressively bitter.

Very drinkable for this kind of IPA. Would definitely order again.

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Photo of BamfBacon
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on February 5, 2017. Best before: NOV 2017.

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Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCPhD
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid all around ipa. With tropical aromas and flavors backed by a nice crisp mouth feel this is sure to please most hop heads looking for a flavorful and refreshing ipa

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Photo of CayseyW
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendry
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burkbom23
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Superhop IPA from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 353 ratings