Thoprock | Boom Island Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.72/5
78 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
boomislandbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jera1350 on 01-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,877
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
78
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Monsterbaitor
2.72/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ipeters1017
2.48/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reddish amber with a big head and minimal lacing down the glass. Smells primarily of citrusy hops, nothing complex. Taste is incredibly booze-y, bready, and has a hoppy aftertaste. No hint of Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated and medium bodied, decently refreshing with a dry finish. Disappointing through and through.

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Photo of Crepuscular
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ksolekjr
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ilafan
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wobbly
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good attempt at a challenging (and often mis-guided) style. The hops reinforce the rest of the flavor profile, rather than overpowering it. Refreshing yet complex and highly drinkable.

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Photo of CruzWilder
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yum

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SurlyZach
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
2.87/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm afraid this is the 2nd bottle that I bought that maybe shouldn't have been on the shelf, although not as bad as the dubbel.
This one holds a milder vinous quality that still dominates the aroma, but it also holds some better aspects too. A soft hop quality but he huge head prevents much of the aroma from showing forth. It also seems a little dark for style at a clear amber.
The flavor is a pleasant enough mix of a clean and relatively simple malt flavor and mild hop flavor and a streak of bitterness that never overpowers.
I still would like a fresh sample and maybe I should hit the brewpub to make that happen.

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Photo of jwenzel019
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of dheldman
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Citrusy, resiny hop nose over light biscuit.
Pours hazy gold but clears as it warms. Produces a 1" finely bubbled off-white foam cap that leaves clumpy lace.
Has the texture of a Belgian and rich light fruit and bready malt character that supports a big blast of citrusy, grapefruit rind hops that temper the malt sugars. Malt and grapefruit rind linger long into the aftertaste.
Creamy smooth body with medium heft and above average carbonation.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Athorkelson
4.24/5  rDev +14%

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jaulizia
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of JakeBarnett
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%

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Thoprock from Boom Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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