New Albanian Hoptimus IPA | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

New Albanian Hoptimus IPANew Albanian Hoptimus IPA
BA SCORE
3.55/5
237 Ratings
New Albanian Hoptimus IPANew Albanian Hoptimus IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States
newalbanian.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mentor on 10-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,609
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
237
pDev:
18.59%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of fankhauserg
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A 9% IPA. Not a typical Imperial IPA. Strong without much complexity or depth. Initially a bit harsh and sour but not a bad aftertaste.

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Photo of FavoritePastTime
1.16/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Had me at the 100 ibu but way too malty for my liking.
Not you're typical IPA.
Malt bomb. (If you favor malt try this beer)
I like my brews to be high ibu and heavily hopped.

Taste: Equivalent to (in my opinion)
Bitter Dog biscuits, stale beef jerky, and 80% malt.

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Photo of florisj135
2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of scottspencer
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbuzz
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yogidaddy
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful orange-brown color, looks unfiltered.

Malty smell, more malty than a typical IPA.

Off-sweet, distinctly malt-driven taste. Some hops too, this is an intense beer - but lotsa malt flavor. Ovaltine.

Mouthfeel is great, moderately rich, carbonation is right on the money.

Finish is long, moderately intense, very much part of the beer.

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Photo of jri4
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zayzay1
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Ferrous aftertaste

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Photo of cd34
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This starts with a lot of tropical fruit upfront and then lighten to a watermelon, before hitting a piney bitter tone. The malt holds through with a very grainy bran. At 10% it's a bit thin but exceptionally easy to drink.

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Photo of Samwasnthere
4.39/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Its a smooth good Imperial IPA. It's a little over the top on the hops where the wheat is not evident enough or there to even balance the beer out but I always look for it in stores and on a draft list.

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Photo of nmann08
2.62/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle, pours a copper orange color with a wispy white head.

The smell is medicinal, butterscotch, faint citrus rinds and candied sugar. The flavor is very bitter, like chewing on a lemon or orange rind and it leaves a soapy aftertaste with a trace of alcohol.

I have to admit, this is a disaster.

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Photo of Warren2621
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vestlake
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebigredone
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brentk56
2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours copper, with a decent cap of foam; strands of lacing linger

Smell: Butterscotch and aspirin

Taste: Butterscotch bomb (diacetyl) with a growing piney bitterness that verges on aspirin tones; the malts return in the finish though the bitterness also lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation; a bit flabby

Overall: Surprised that this has 100 IBUs and while there is considerable bitterness, it lacks to beguiling flavor of a great DIPA; plus, the diacetyl ruins the malt base

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Photo of Filabee
2.31/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not looking to buy another of these...

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Photo of jongullotti
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftBeerSnob
2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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New Albanian Hoptimus IPA from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 237 ratings
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