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:
215
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Shanty76
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbunting75
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale gold with firm head. Bread and caramel malt nose and a little hop presence. Instant Cheese funk taste yields to bready malt and piney hops. Maybe a little diacetyl. If the chemical composition was looked after a little more carefully this would be an outstanding beer; plenty of great traits and balance but slight infections.

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Photo of Kinger86
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noahtrumble
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 BeerAndGasMasks
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler, it pours a clear amber with a moderate head, last awhile. Lacing Hops evident in the nose. Hops definitely evident in the mouth. Enjoyable!

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Photo of SLambert0926
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have a hard time rating more detail than, "on a scale of 1-10, how much did you like this beer?" That being said, I tried to think hard about it...and after 3 of these, it earns a solid 4.25 (or 8.5/10). Great hops kick from the first sip and doesn't let up as you continue. This is one I'd love to have while sitting on the beach - next time I'm in VA Beach, I'll be sure to stop by. (Be careful, with 8.8 ABV, this one will sneak up on you!)

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Photo of jvodom
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldn00b
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 2 week old cans into IPA glass.

Nice head retention and a bit of lacing. Color is a bit on the amber side.

Nose is full of piney hop, malt definitely shows through.

Relatively well balanced hop and malt, bit heavier on the malt side than I like. Doubt this is from age since it's a relatively fresh can.

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

Photo of ttylicki
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NationalEERS
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wulfie85
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RPM3334
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Morockm
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bustersuess
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgatort
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Out of can two weeks old smell hits you in the face taste is bitter following up with hops pours a orange with white head overall a solid beer worth picking up

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Photo of BEER88
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hoptopus from Reaver Beach Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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