Hop Monster | BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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3.55/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 12-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
9.3%
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange and auburn appearance, full 1/2" of head on it, off white. Aroma was disappointing. Drop them dry hops next time, instead it was devoid. I might have given it just a 3 in aroma since it wasn't bad, but sorry, with a name like hop monster, I want dry hopping to be apparent in the nose.

Taste was bitter, expected, the hops come out, but mostly they are bittering hops. Caramel is sturdy and not overly sweet. Frankly the pale ale is superior as beerandraiderfan believed as well.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at my last visit to the Reno BJs at the end of summer/beginning of fall. Pours out a nice orange and caramel appearance, decent head. Total lack of dry hop aroma. I'm already telling myself how it can't possibly measure up to the Pirahna pale ale.

Decent taste, bitter, the hops finally reveal themselves, and they aren't in low supply, I guess maybe they just used some Simcoe for bittering/flavor additions and didn't use any for dry hopping. Good caramel malt addition. A good beer, just not as good as Pirahna was my verdict.

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Hop Monster from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 3 ratings