Train Hopper IPA | Witch's Hat Brewing Co.

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Train Hopper IPATrain Hopper IPA
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3.99/5
Very Good
110 Ratings
Train Hopper IPATrain Hopper IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
witchshatbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gordavidson on 08-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,841
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
110
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
23
Trade:
1
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Photo of Okadamag
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecd234
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Culhane1
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JonathanTaylorThomas
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

In the context of the West Coast IPA, this beer is good, or above average. To be totally honest with all of you assholes, I felt obligated to review this beer because I saw someone describe the flavor as "CLASSIC" and "OLD SCHOOL". Listen here, you shits: NEIPA is overdone, and IPA doesn't need it. Train Hopper is an accomplishment, and no matter how many suspended pellets of shit are in your 10oz glass, your beer doesn't taste any better. The real bottom lines is that haze = okay?, but it's not a replacement for our established significant IPAs.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was released locally this week. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.9%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Great balanced mix of juicy, dank, and earthy hops; nice bready malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. Pretty old school feeling stuff, but still delicious. Classic C's and Amarillo/Simcoe hops probably. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tjb14
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable, well balanced with pine, grapefruit, pineapple, melon features. It's definitely a solid IPA with mild dankness.

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Photo of ESchweers
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRed10
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goblue30
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lochraneg
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpeters
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claminat420
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a growler into a sierra Nevada spiegelau glass.

Appearance- pours a transparent copper color with a frothy white head. leaves a good amount of lacing.

Aroma- some caramel malt with some citrus hop action. nothing crazy but solid. heavy pineapple scent at first.

Taste- dry bready caramel taste with some slight pineapple and citrusy hop notes. alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel- solid medium bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- on beer number four and easily going to kill the growler.

Overall- not being a pineapple/ tropical fruit/ hipster hop fan I was alil worried when I first smelled this beer from the pineapple notes coming from it but after a couple it started to diminish and now I get a nice citrusy cascade hop action going on. nothing out of this world but pretty solid. a Michigan ipa that is solid with two hearted, centennial, and crooked tree.

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Train Hopper IPA from Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 110 ratings