Hopston | 8th Wonder Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
8th Wonder Brewery
Texas, United States
8thwonderbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Houston is a BIG city. And we think it deserves a BIG beer. Most people are familiar with India Pale Ales and West Coast IPAs, but now it's our turn to brand that cattle. And that cattle's name is Hopston. This hoppy brew is approachable and balanced; enjoyable year round and perfectly suited for the hot Texas summer. You're welcome and, yes, you may have another.

88 IBU

Added by champ103 on 03-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.74%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TheHopsman
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mississippi
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.68/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Available at HEB

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Photo of ajkelly451
4.42/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffrey-J10
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can dated 07.26.16 poured in Imperial Pint
Look:
- Lovely copper color with shades of gold
- Opaque but not cloudy
- Big head, full 3 fingers - breaks down with big bubbles, looks sticky
Smell:
- Mild aroma (surprised, was anticipating a stronger nose)
- Herbal and a hint of pine
Taste:
- Bitter on the back end; sticks with you
- toasty, buttery
Feel:
- smooth, almost creamy
Overall:
- tasty and pleasant
- back end bitterness not my favorite
- feels like a hybrid...some characteristics that I consider "typical" IPA, but also reminds of an amber or english ale

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeverSettle
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtaylord
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Devistator16
4.84/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great basic IPA made for Htown by a Dallas company, interesting..

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Photo of PhilsPils
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uh-oh... For a boy that went to OU, this beer pours way to near a burnt orange color for me. OK, that was years ago....let's give it a fair shake. Decent balance to the taste, bitter but not over the top. Not enough aroma hops to be outstanding. Even if a fair amount of late/dry hops were used, they would be obscured by all that caramel malt Why? WHY do we have to have all this caramel in our IPAs? And as a side note...if I ever use the term "solid malt backbone" in a beer review, I hope someone slaps me! I get a little buttered popcorn whang as it warms but all in all, not a badly crafted beer...just not quite what I'm looking for in an IPA. Looking forward to trying other beers from this local brewery.

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Photo of Lukebell15
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nazzz
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of princessbay710
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at 8th Wonder brewery.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h0wdy
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Smell: A pleasing light fruity smell, which seemed to be a lime.
Appearance: Orange color, but the lighting was fairly poor at best.
Taste: Not a very bold one, but I got a hint of hops.

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Photo of thatche2
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Premo88
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into tight nonic
(3/2/16 born-date printed on bottom rim of can)

L: dark orange/amber ... burnt orange; clear; hard pour renders thick cream head of beige foam, about 1-inch tall and looks sticky up top; keeps a thick collar; some lacing; keeps a 50/50 skin ... pretty beer

S: grapefruit, orange peel, very sweet ... sweet enough to detect bread malt ... green onion ... pine tree, pine tar but still very sweet

T: hop juicy ... grapefruit, orange peel, mango sweet ... some definite malt sweetness, almost bready; bitter at times, in the aftertaste consistently but also it can bite midswallow; malt might be slightly toasted -- the dark color of the beer suggests the possibility, but I can't say for sure; pine, pine needles ... as it warms, the pine seems to replace the grapefruit

F: midweight and some, it's almost thick; carbonation lightens it a little, but this beer has a bit of heft for its ABV

O: solid hoppy IPA with good citrus notes and a detectable malt backbone

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of legalag11
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Hopston from 8th Wonder Brewery
3.46 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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