Hop Hash | SweetWater Brewing Company

Hop HashHop Hash
BA SCORE
86.8%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 1,038 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jhartley on 08-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,930
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
1,038
Liked:
901
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
404
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by chrisdopeee:
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Full on hop resin character here, some tropical fruit with hints of hop spice and floral alcohol. A real enjoyment to sip. Glad it was at the lower end of alcohol as it shows balance and ends up being quite drinkable.

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Photo of pinyin
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We just got distribution of Sweetwater this week to Queens NY.

After all the hype surrounding this brand, and this particular IPA, I have to say that there is some slight disappointment in this ale.

Poured 37F into a tulip snifter from the 12 ounce bottle.

Color is a fairly solid, slightly translucent gold.. Perfect grain bed malts in terms of coloring. Really well thought in terms of ale shading and grain extract.

Lacing is perfect in terms of head retention and sucrose measurements.

The problem with this ale is the hop blend, dry hopping (or lack thereof) as well as the sugary aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is thin. Not American adjunct lager thin, but very thin for a an ale of this abv%. Kind of missing the essential oats and malts blends for an ale of this caliber. The hop oils are also non existent.

Now the only retailer that I was able to purchase this six pack at was a 24 hour fast food market (convenience store). The owners don't quite understand beer handling or storage. Their coolers sit in direct sunlight and I suspect that even if the ales are shipped to them cold through the distributor, they will let them sit at room temp for numerous hours destroying the yeast profile and hop isomerization.

So in the end this ale looked really good, but tasted really flat and flavorless. I'm certainly willing to give the brand another chance, but with such poor distribution and handling procedures in such a high end market like NYC, it is quite apparent the Sweetwater brewers might want to head north to promote their product, if they want to make it stick in this market.

I can certainly tell that this is a high end craft ale, but there were numerous mishandling and poor marketing roadblocks that occurred before it reached me, the local consumer in NYC.

Much better local options on draft and in growlers, so I don't think I would waste the time or effort to seek this brand again unless they made a more concerted effort to promote fresher, more professionally handled product.

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Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoyalT
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is absolutely magnificent. The beer is a murky but radiant orange with a brownish tint and the head was white but not bright white and came up nicely showing good retention.

Smell – The nose was a bit of a disappointment. It was somewhat passive for the style and lacked complexity.

Taste – This one recovered at the taste though. The hop to malt ratio is spot on and the hops show a lot more complexity with some hints of pint and a taste of orange.

Mouthfeel – This was way too light for the style. The only thing keeping it from a lower than average rating is the nearly perfect carbonation.

Drinkability – The mid carbonation and balanced flavor profile made this one an easy drinker.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dacubz
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid.
With a name such a hop hash, I was hoping for more. Overall, good. It was a bit watery and lacked body.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dditto2
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy orange. Good color.
Pick up a lot of floral in the nose. Citrus fruity.
Citrusy hops flavor. Pretty high hop bitterness around my upper tolerance but, still good flavor.
Very drinkable. Good IPA. Better flavor than I expected. Fairly high ABV is hardly noticeable in the flavor. The process is cool for making the hash and bonus points for the clever themes.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddiestep
3.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle with best before dating of 3/22/15.

Pours hazed lighter, near golden amber. off white head leaves quality looking fine lacing.

Resiny hopped up nose.

Tasty DIPA thats on the easier drinking side. More hop resins, more pine and also a smattering of understated tropical hop notes. Nicely crafted and quite enjoyable...well worth a try

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dankjohn
3.84/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tuowl74a
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of virinow
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opening the bottle releases grassy aromas with fruit, light bread, melon and citrus. It pours hazy orange tinted amber with a 1.5” off-white foam cap that is persistent, lacy and very finely bubbled. It has a super creamy fruity palate with big melon flavors blended with citrus. The brewer has done an exceptional job squeezing flavors out of the hops with out becoming overly bitter or astringent. Dries out on the finish with a light bitter orange rind accent. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jminch
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Hash from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.8% out of 100 with 1,038 ratings
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