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Hoppy Poppy IPA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the poppies growing on Figueroa Mountain, this West Coast IPA features Cascade, Columbus and Centennial hops. Bursting with a floral bouquet and notes of citrus and pine, Hoppy Poppy is a balanced IPA for any beer lover.

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Reviews by beagle75:
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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a chalice.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with over one finger of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Hop-forward but not overpowering, with obvious grapefruit citrus, pine, and savory spice. Clean lines make for mild qualities, although they make a fairly tight and cohesive package.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with dense floral and berry hops aromatics and bright carbonic acidity. Grain is more evident in the middle, distinctly rye-like, peppery-sharp and drying on the palate. Pepper and berry flavors extend into the finish where restrained bitterness does not linger long.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA enjoins archetypal qualities with an experimental ingredient to good results. It is molded in the new West Coast form, with less back-end bitterness a la Alpine IPAs. Balance is maintained in a way that does not lead one to think that the brewer has a revolutionary agenda when it comes to dry-hopping, but it is tasty nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MEsoJD
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

[Poured into an small generic tulip glass]

I: Another recommendation from a friend. Based on the description it seems like this will be a pleasant ipa (abv and ibu is nothing big). This will be my first brew from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Lets hope they don't disappoint.

B: [6.5 ABV. 1 Pint. 6 Fl OZ. Bottled ???] Nice bottle overall, with a label that gives off a classic feel. The texture of the label feels glossy and top notch. Ingredients include Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops, and poppy seeds. I expect a pretty earthy/grassy beer.

A: An orange transparent body, with fuzzy/creamy tight bubbled (for the most part) head (moderate dissipation that leaves a thin white layer), and scattered lacing through sips.

S: The Typical dominate citrus fruit is grapefruit, and a grassy/earthy hop presence.

T: Pretty much what I suspected. The presence of earth/floral and malt dominate throughout, as they compliment each other, followed by sweet grapefruit. Hops come out towards the end of swallow and linger for a bit, but far from vicious.

M: Slick/very slight dry finish, light bodied, medium carbonation, and low alcohol presence.

O: Well it wasn't earth shattering, but it's a good to decent ipa. I didn't like the emphasis on the earth/floral presence, but that's my preference. I think there are better ipas like Alesmith, but fans of earthy beers will love this. I'll probably give some of Figueroa Mountain Brews other brews a try before passing judgement. Drink up my friends.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i found this one to be a little dull. i mean, there are not mistakes, off flavors, and other negatives really, it just blends in far too easily with the crowd of west coast ipa. maybe a little more malt balance than i personally am after, maybe not, maybe the hops are just underdone a little bit, maybe the beer isnt all that fresh, there could be multiple factors at work. a touch of medium crystal malt in here adds some caramel color and a bit of body as well. not all of the sweetness is fermented down, so the beer feels unnecessarily rich for the style. hops are just sort of meh, balancing bitterness and maybe a little resinous citrus, but its so mild compared to its peers, it almost doesnt even feel like an ipa to me. the beer tastes good though, it just doesnt match what i look for in west coast ipa. the other beers from these guys are much more compelling.

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Price: $6.29
Misc.: N/A

Poured an orange amber color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. A few spots of off-white lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top on the way down.

Smelled a nice mix whiff of floral and citrus hops, which all came together nicely. Sweet floral hops led the way. Citrus hops seemed to be tangerine and orange more than anything else.

Tasted pretty close to the nose, but not quite as good. Got those sweet floral hops, although not as pronounced. So I guess Cascade hops. Also orange and tangerine citrus hops.

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.

A really nice IPA, which almost tasted more like an APA. Nice deviation from the normal IPA.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very underwhelming, like an IPA Lite

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Photo of Absolut
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very solid ipa. Not too bitter

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ericav422
4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. I didn't used to like IPA's until I had the Hoppy Poppy and their Double IPA (the Hurricane Deck), and now I drink IPA's quite often. There is a very high demand for this beer, so the only downside is keeping it on tap since it is most of the regulars' favorite. Luckily they also bottle it now. I highly recommend the Hoppy Poppy to all of my friends I bring to the brewery for their first time.

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Hoppy Poppy IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 309 ratings