Hop*A*Potamus | Great River Brewery

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100 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great River Brewery
Iowa, United States
greatriverbrewery.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop*A*Potamus is a double dark rye pale ale made with a ton of pale and six kinds of rye malt for a "full" body. This double dark rye pale ale is fiercely hopped with a Northwest blend for a stampede of flavor and aroma.

Added by mynie on 12-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a can into a pint.

A. A nice rich brown with some red tint, 70% opaque. Khaki 1" head that sticks around. Really nice lacing.

S. Aromas of caramel and rye malts and a mixture of hops. Getting some pine. Sweet biscuit. Smells very nice and complex.

T. Right away I get that rye and caramel sweet biscuit then a bitter punch in the mouth. This beer does have bitterness! Not getting that pine so much anymore. Grassy green leaf aftertatse.

M. Nice body. Creamy. Porter like. FInishes slightly dry.

O. A good beer. The aroma was a little misdirecting. The flavor doesn't jive with it. But neither are bad. They are both good. Quite a bit of bitterness. I've had other 100 IBU but the bitterness on this one is more pronounced. Would like one of these every once in a while. It's different. But Idk if i'd do a whole 4 pack in a sitting.

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4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark red with a thin, creamy head. Pungent smell. Dark rye very strong with hops and rye dominating the malty Carmel taste resulting in an bold hoppy taste that lingers for a while.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Hop*A*Potamus from Great River Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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