Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle | River North Brewery

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Brewed by:
River North Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hopfacebrew on 03-12-2012

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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 28
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Brilliant golden hue, killer froth

SMELL: Fresh herbs, tropical fruit, exotic spice, yeast, biscuity, dried grass, fume of alcohol, spicy

TASTE: Gentle smoothness, creamy, noticeable bitter, fresh black tea, grass, passion fruit, some spice, mild alcohol, hint of spice, walnuts, yeast, exceptionally long drawn out hoppiness, dry finish

A crazy mashup of styles results in brewers wanting to tackle it, River North nails what it is supposed to be. Belgian character first and foremost but bitterness nails it without ever letting go of what they yeast did. Very mellow alcohol for its size, any true hop head shouldn’t be afraid to climb this IBU ladened mountain.

STYLE: Belgian IPA
ABV: 9.0%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery served in a taster glass. Bright yellow-orange, filmy head. Aroma is esters and floral hops. Flavor is floral hops that slide into a soapy flavor accompanied by the belgian yeast spiciness. Overall I thought this was just ok though it did mask the alcohol well.

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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a brownish tinge. Thin but long-lasting cap of foam. Nicely tingly in the mouth. A sweet aroma with something like geraniums.

An intriguing mix of flavors. The surprisingly strong clove flavor is the least pleasant of them. Better is the touch of cedar and mango nectar.

The yeasty dryness comes through midway. Bitterish finish, though less bitter than some of these Belgian hybrids I've been trying lately. Minty chewing gum plus a lot of pepper and pencil shavings. Orange with some orange peel. Still sweet in spite of the yeasty taste.

Quite sippable and you forget it's as strong as a summer white wine. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle from River North Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 114 ratings