Hoptopia | Hermitage Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing
California, United States
hermitagebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pixieskid on 08-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
23.84%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Suds
3.61/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a twelve ounce bottle, this brew is a hazy, amber-golden color with a slim head. The aroma is seriously hoppy....woody, resin-like, grapefruit peel...fruit, flowers, and pine. The taste is dry, with substantial bitterness. Full in body and enjoyable. Some warmth at the end.

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Photo of retry4z
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoppy but undeveloped.

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Photo of RichH55
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.94/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in an amber like color, the carbonation was there but it didn't yield a lasting head. Started at only 1/3" and quickly vanished from there. Aroma was lacking, especially for style. Bring hops next time guys.

Taste revealed hops by its immense bitterness. Dem long boil high alpha acid hops that are light in the flavor department. Caramel and grapefruit. A time traveling machine in 22oz bottles, back to yesteryear when high 100ibu and high alcohol was all you needed to push the limits of what was beer.

I hate the bomber format for dipa, and this is no exception, although at only $4-5, it isn't a terrible deal, but ultimately, its the beer inside that is less than average.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.41/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drepreciado
4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tom87
3.27/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.52/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at Yard House. Odd

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Photo of simonreadmusic
3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNW
3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.65/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fsuturp
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better than the 2.93 average that's here

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Photo of ralerwen
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted from draft at Beer Market on May 20, 2015.

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Photo of wlynch
3.49/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisjws
3.87/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tulip glass at the brewery

A: Medium orange, finger and a half of head. Laced the glass nicely.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, some pine and a little malt in the background. After a few sniffs, a lot of pine comes through when you swirl it. No booze detected.
T: Bitter bite upfront, grapefruit, pine and orange peel. Some sweetness in the finish.
M: Medium carbonation, mouthfeel doesn't really match the ABV, but still okay. Finishes bone dry.
O: Solid to above average DIPA. I don't know why this is rated so low, might be lack of freshness. I've never had this one anywhere but on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amazed how low the reviews are for this beer. An IPA with this rock bottom a rating!? It would have to taste like a garbage dump. I tried this beer in a blind taste test of 3 random IPAs. It was solidly middle of the road. Nothing amazing, but nothing terrible either.

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Photo of RogueCBR
4.2/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Well.... I drank it straight from the bottle... The bottle looked cool.
Smell: I've been into IPAs lately, so anything that smells like an IPA smells good to me. Of the words on the "Smell" section of the "How to review a beer" article, grapefruit seems to fit. Citrus rinds as well.
Taste: Hoppy. Hoppy. Some IPAs are still too much for me, but this one is just right. I'm digging it.
Feel: Heavy yet smooth.
Overall: Like I mentioned earlier, I've been trying a lot of IPAs lately. This is one I'll probably buy again. Well, unless the cute girl at the beer store recommends something else... It's definitely good, but I've had better and worse IPAs.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beernoobie
3.63/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An avg double IPA so nothing special.

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Hoptopia from Hermitage Brewing
3.02 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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