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

New Albanian Hoptimus IPANew Albanian Hoptimus IPA
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3.55 w/ 237 ratings
New Albanian Hoptimus IPANew Albanian Hoptimus IPA

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

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

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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 89
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark copper, hazy but clear, with a short white head, reducing quickly to a thin white film and extensive lacing.

S - Big hop, with floral and slightly medicinal pine, and a malty honey note.

T - Following the nose, but with a strong bitter line from start to finish, coupled with a solid malt backbone to produce a floral honey taste that is somewhat reminiscent of a honey throat drop.

M - Decent carbonation, but hop oil does build and the drying is considerable. No sign of the high alcohol content.

O - Certainly a drinkable brew, and a powerful, floral hop explosion that couples nicely with its honey and malt counterpoint. Good, but not spectacular, and not necessarily something of which I'm looking to drink a full bomber.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My first New Albanian beer the last time I saw this was in Northern Kentucky last summer, I couldn't decide on one of these compared to their amazing selection. Appears deep caramel amber with a nice off white khaki head forming thick leaving behind fine even speckled lacing. Aromatics herbal pine, citrus pith, and crushed aspirin very floral perfume like hop notes underlying caramelized malts play a supporting role. Flavor earthy citrus bitter notes big malts expose themselves, hop burps are present after a few sips I can't believe it has 100 IBUs. 8 bucks for a 22 ounce bottle this was well worth it!!! Earthy, pine coat the palate more of the citrus/crushed aspirin alpha acid inspired notes hit the palate very straight on leaving a bit of residual sweetness there's some caramel malts to balance it out. Mouthfeel is big drinks like a bigger DIPA or barleywine, take your time and share this one with a mate or two. Carbonation is a bit low hard time carrying this big brew across the palate. Overall, I've had much better BIG IPAs, this needs some work!!!

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean deep amber poured into a pint glass at the New Vintage bar in Louisville. Fine, smooth off-white head. Little lace present here.

Nose is brash citrus hops. Nice, and definitely a welcome rush of hops before the impending Loop concert!

Taste is slightly acidic, with sharp citrus and pine hops. Dry and bitter follow through and finish. A smooth and easy to drink hop bomb here. Very enjoyable.

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New Albanian Hoptimus IPA from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Beer rating: 46% out of 100 with 237 ratings
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