Hoptopus | Reaver Beach Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Reaver Beach Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
beachbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jale on 04-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Ted_Striker_913
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite and go to Double IPA. Love the hopiness!

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Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of ottobon100
4.75/5  rDev +28%

As an IPA fan this just became a front runner for me. It has a kick with near 9% alcohol so you don't do many of these at one sitting. Both hoppy and citrusy. For me I don't know how they would improve on this one. Loved it and will definitely have more.

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Photo of fjvbeach
4.74/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of josephcmason
4.64/5  rDev +25.1%

Photo of davidsumner
4.63/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

poor - outstanding poor. Very voluminous, sea foam, frothy poor with a delicious two/three finger head. Excellent cloudy amber appearance. Not really sticky on the lace though.

Nose - Pine/Resin/Grapefruit

Taste - Awesome! Very balanced and just the right amount of IBU's. I've had Heady Topper, which I find a little over the top, but Hoptopus hits the sweet spot. It's a hop heads delight. Excellent beer.

West Coast IPA all the way.... Grapefruit in spades, Pine, Resin; Nice sweet malt in the background. Just what I like.

Man i'm sooo glad to have a local brewery that makes a great west coast DIPA.

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Photo of Rbodacious
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

DIPA Grapefruit bomb!
Bitter Beauty.

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Photo of ggacmi
4.52/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of dontonyp
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aubs723
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of csbinva
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blbarnett3
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of hoop454
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of ridgeline23
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of awesomea
4.49/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice hop smell with some citrus tossed in
Appearance- A murky copper color with a thick white head.
Taste- A nice hop flavor with some citrus and a little spice. real good
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a dry finish with a hop bite.
Overall- A surprisingly good American DIPA. I liked the color and flavor and the can is pretty cool to look at.

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Photo of RVATim
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DawsonHoo
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nut
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TechTriumph
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 02/16/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - 1-1/2" off-white creamy head with pretty good retention; Murky, dark shade of caramel in color with lots of visible carbonation; Some lacing left behind

S - As the head is slowly shrinking, the smell mostly consists of orange and grapefruit citrus hops with hints of floral hops and sweet caramel; Once the head reduces to a small ring around the glass, the aroma is much different with a focus on toasted toffee and grains and buttered toast, while the citrus hops are much less pronounced

T - The taste is well balanced, and showcases a generous dose of both hops and malts - sweet caramel, lots of toasted toffee and bread, some grapefruit hops, but more grassy/earthy hops; Good amount of bitterness up front that fades towards the finish; Aftertaste is balanced as well with just a bit of toasted toffee and grapefruit and grassy hops

M - Just above moderate carbonation; Just above medium bodied; Leaves a bit of an oily, hoppy coat in the mouth; Pretty dry in the finish as well

O - Not knowing anything about Beach Brewing, this beer was a really nice surprise. This isn't the type of brew to overwhelm you with hops, but they certainly have a presence and are well balanced with toasty flavors and a shot of bitterness. Being such an easy drinking and tasty DIPA, I will absolutely grab some more of this beer if I happen to see it on the shelf again.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Hoptopus from Reaver Beach Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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