Hopbursted IPA
Blue Pants Brewery

Hopbursted IPAHopbursted IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.22%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
55
From:
Blue Pants Brewery
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  23
SCORE
89
Very Good
Hopbursted IPAHopbursted IPA
Notes: This explosion of hoppy flavor is a mix of over 17 different hop varieties and a huge burst of aroma from distilled oils. All the hops are added at the end of the boil or in the dry hop phase resulting in little to no destruction of the hoppy goodness.

Gold Medal at 2015 International Craft Competition
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 55 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by andyboy252:
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andyboy252 from Alabama

4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: This is the only thing that was even slightly disappointing about this beer. The hopbursted IPA has so much hop oils in it that it actually has a slight haze from the hops. It is a nice light orange color. One of the lighter colored IPA's I have had, but the fact that it is as dark as it is without anything other than base malts is pretty neat.

Aroma: Huge hop punch. Very tropical fruit, some orange, a little bit of tangerine, and maybe a hint of lemon. A little bit of an herbal spiciness. There is no doubt about the intent of this beer... Hops with just enough malt to give the hops a stage.

Taste: I'm loving this. It follows the aroma with huge citrus and tropical fruit notes. The idea of hop bursting a beer is to get a lot of hop flavor without much bitterness and that goal was definitely achieved with this beer. Not much in the way of bitterness, but huge amounts of hop flavor. Again, the malt flavor is there, but it acts more like a carrier for hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: This is where the beer really shines. Without any caramel malts, the mouthfeel is nice and crisp. No lingering bitterness, very clean, and for 6.9% ABV, it feels very drinkable and dry. Just the way a great IPA should feel.

Overall: I love that we have an IPA being brewed year round in Madison that can rival the big well known brewers. A great quality offering from Blue Pants. I'm so happy I got this on draft at the release in the taproom.

Mar 14, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Jim for this one!
Pours into a fluted tulip glass with a finger or so of foam, drippy lacing and a light golden orange color. Perfect bright clarity, no haze at all.

Aroma is pungent, mainly funky resinous green hops and grapefruit zest. A buttery biscuit note from the pale malt also.

Taste is hoppy and resinous, moderately bitter and hoppy with a lingering dandelion green bitterness in the aftertaste. Not much fruit present. Light bodied and easy to sip. Delivers on the hoppiness, for sure. The large blend of hops renders the hop character indistinct, in favor of a resiny bitter punch. Overall I enjoyed this pretty well.

May 25, 2015
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harpus from Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 26, 2017
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Tone from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 3/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight piney hops, slight sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight tea, and resin. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of citrus hops, slight piney hops, slight sweet malt, hint of alcohol, hint of tea, resin, and a hint of floral. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and complexity.

Jun 30, 2016
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rangerred from Tennessee

3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

May 06, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can canned sometime (partially illegible) in 2017.

Lightly hazed amber colored body topped by a huge, very foamy white head. Very good retention with a thick foamy film of lacing left on the glass.

Aroma: complex; moderate strength; floral with hints of tropical fruits including oranges, and some pine.

Flavor: largely follows the aroma. Some pine and grapefruit in the finish. Moderately bitter for style but leans towards bold for style overall.

Feel: medium+ body; medium+ carbonation.

Overall: a high quality West Coast IPA.

Apr 04, 2018
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jkermitj from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 26, 2015
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rooster1970 from Alabama

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sep 28, 2018
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AlexFields from Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 27, 2016
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sendbeer from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 08, 2016
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RAFH from Michigan

3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Way toooooo much carbonation. So much so that I could not enjoy any aspect of the beer's taste. Aftertaste was acceptable, but not by much. I'll pass on this IPA.

Aug 21, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured a slightly hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had citrus peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle tropical fruit peel flavor through the drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

Feb 12, 2019
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 22, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 02, 2016
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Elicoleman from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 21, 2015
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Justinbshelton from Alabama

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 23, 2015
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TheBeard89 from Alabama

4.81/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 16, 2015
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Zach136 from Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Apr 20, 2017
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Mojo from Alabama

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jul 05, 2015
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richj1970 from Alabama

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 32 oz growler into Stone IPA glass.

A: Pours a light sunshine yellow with 2-3 finger soapy white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and pine cones.

T: Bright citrus with pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Faint orange peel and lemon zest. Bitter resinous hops.

M: Medium body and leaves a bit of oily hop resin on the tongue.

O: This is easily my favorite IPA from Blue Pants. I need to pick up some fresh bottles soon.

Mar 27, 2015
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rorjets from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 06, 2017
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Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 31, 2015
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OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 05, 2016
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Johnny_Duck from Tennessee

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 31, 2015
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ronin926 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 03, 2015
Hopbursted IPA from Blue Pants Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 55 ratings