Hoppy Poppy IPA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Hoppy Poppy IPAHoppy Poppy IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
281 Ratings
Hoppy Poppy IPAHoppy Poppy IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 06-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,556
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
281
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
75
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by brentk56:
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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A good looking pour, with a clear amber color and a finger's worth of head; decent retention and lacing

Smell: Floral and citrusy, though it has a tropical fruit salad character to it and is not as bitter as I would have expected given the hop bill

Taste: Opens with a graham cracker malt flavor that is buttressed by the hop bill; bitterness builds through mid-palate, though the tropical fruit elements of papaya, star fruit and melon dominate; nicely balanced in the finish with the poppy seeds adding another dimension (though maybe it is my imagination, as I love poppy seed pastries)

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: If you are looking for another West Coast IPA that is a citrus bomb, this beer is not for you; if you are intrigued by a beer that takes the style in a subtle, but different, dimension, this beer is worth a look

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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of augustgarage
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was right next door to the brewery, but couldn't slip away from my wine-tasting obligations to avail myself of their wares. A few months later and I'm happy for a second chance to taste one of their beers. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Clear, Princeton orange liquid supports three fingers of papaya whip foam which forms a rocky lasting head. Thick soapy lacing; superior retention.

Citris laden hop aromatics suggest oranges, yuzu, and grapefruit at first. A sweetness comes through as well which is like an especially floral honey with a tiny hint of passion fruit.

Moderately bitter palate entry with a peppery herbaceous hop kick. A biscuity backbone of malt with hints of fine caramel and cotton candy emerges as well but the flavor profile remains dry throughout. Finishes with hints of earth, forest floor, and cocoa thanks to the addition of poppy seeds - though a delicate fruitiness never abates. Excellent balance. Very good.

Soft, lightly carbonated, and zesty mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, well crafted, unique without being ostentatious...would go well with a good cheese and some olives or with a meal from the region (the beer has a certain refinement suggestive of wine country).

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3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hoppy Poppy IPA from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 281 ratings
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