Train Hopper IPA | Witch's Hat Brewing Co.

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102 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gordavidson on 08-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad IPA but with how many good IPA's exist in the world it just doesn't live up to them.

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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 dmorgan310
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

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
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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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Served on tap in a pint glass. Came to me with a half finger if white, solid foam that left a ring around the glass. Color is golden and hazy. Aroma and taste track closely: pine up front and grapefruit zest to follow. Taste also had some solid caramel malt backbone that held up well, and feel was semi-full, oily.

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Photo of stortore
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bellringer
4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of red94tt
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagriley
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can into a snifter

Pours slightly hazy dark golden with 2 inch fluffy head
Pine needles and grapefruit - very classic nose with mango / tropical notes in the background
Taste follows smell - lots of grapefruit and soft bitterness
Medium bodied with soft almost creamy carb - lovely feel

Overall a really solid brew - would happily pound a bunch of this

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

Had only on draft. Very balanced IPA. Too bad it's not a session IPA.

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Train Hopper IPA from Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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