Scratchin' Hippo | Adelbert's Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
146 Ratings
Scratchin' HippoScratchin' Hippo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
adelbertsbeer.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named to commemorate a night when the Naivasha House in Kenya was shaking so strongly Del thought it was an earthquake. It turned out to be a hippo from lake Naivasha scratching itself against the house. Scratchin’ Hippo is a complex malty beer low bitterness, with an earthy character approximately 6.8% ABV. Goes well with hearty rich foods like steak, roasts or beef stew.

Added by BgThang on 01-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMoney575
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on 5-9-15
Batch No. 020
Bottled on 6-5-14

Appearance: pours a cloudy, deep amber color, with a sizable head that quickly fades. Lacing sticks in thin rings all the way up.

Smell: slightly fruity, then a good, semi-sour Belgian kick. Buttery sweet malt shows up at the end.

Taste: continues the smell, sweet fruity malt all the way, with a Belgian hop finish. Aftertaste is sticky, sweet.

Mouthfeel: suits the beer, not too thick helps the sweetness.

Overall: a decent Belgian beer, maybe a bit too subtle.

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Photo of Dicers
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of salcedo
4.59/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
L: Hazy reddish brown.
Thick tan colored head that dissipates quickly, leaving a lingering layer of foam at the top of the glass.
S: Caramel and toasted grain
T: Rich and malty taste.
Ends dry, with a nice toasted grain flavor.
F: Medium body.
Carbonation is present without being overwhelming.
O: Tastes much lighter than it looks, but full of flavor. This beer would be great with lunch or at the end of the work day, just before dinner.

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanmckell
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anvilx
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jgbiggs
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of cwhitman
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of thereal_adam
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of StephRai
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Kram3r
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of deadliest
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of etreesh
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of G_Est
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Scratchin' Hippo from Adelbert's Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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