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Dr. Hoptagon | Parish Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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116 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
parishbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Parish Dr. Hoptagon is a badass Black IPA. Pleasantly offensive, this serum is bursting with bitter hops and black roasted malts. If you prefer weak, yellow beer or rainbow pooping unicorns, leave this web page and slowly back away.

100+ IBU

Added by Mikecap on 09-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,130
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
116
pDev:
10.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
31
Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.45/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to nolahophead for this beer. 12 oz. bottle consumed while watching game 7 of the World Series. I’m really glad I don’t care about either team.

The pour – WTF? I assumed this was a big IPA, instead, I’m treated to a pour of Dr. Pepper. OK, read the label, anything with ‘rainbow pooping unicorns’ on it has to be good, right? Smells like caramel & pine nuts, if that’s a real thing.

Dr. Hoptagon immediately makes me start thinking about the other beers in my fridge, & how fast I can get there. This embodies the weakest parts of the black IPA style. To start with, it’s watery. Next, the pine nut hop runs headlong into the roast, & unfortunately it’s me showing signs of concussion. Weird hoppy burn in the back of the throat. Coffee grounds. Would have been more interested in a 1.5 oz. pour of this.

Give me those unicorn pies any day. I just don’t like this

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coldkiller
4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is simply the best black IPA there is. The hops and roasted malt are in perfect balance. Parish always kills it with their hoppy beers, and this is no exception. If you see it, please try it!

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mateo2699
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade with a bunch of Ghosts as an extra, poured into snifter.

Pour is jet black with a very slight red hue towards the head. Very impressive lacing around the glass, with a khaki colored fluffy head.

Smell is citrus and pine. Getting very subtle chocolate and leather. Cashews and almonds. Very interesting nose.

Taste is a little roasty malt, a little hop resin. Not much roasty malt to taste like coffee though. Maybe some slight chocolate, but that's the only "dark" flavors I get. Okay let this warm up a little you get that very slight coffee. Other than that, it tastes like an IPA. Hop resin, some tropical notes like passion fruit and maybe some mango and papaya.

Mouthfeel is very very similar to Ghost. A little medium bodied and juicy mouthfeel. Not so much juicy taste. Slightly carbonated.

Overall excellent IPA. The look(as far as lacing and stickiness)and mouthfeel is like Ghosts evil twin. Taste and smell throws a curve ball. Only had a handful of black IPA's and am not disappointed. Great job Parish.

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Dr. Hoptagon from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 116 ratings
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