Hop Therapy | Rough Draft Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company
California, United States
roughdraftbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 08-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of mattknueven
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedlimit7
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Riouxs
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think some of the reviews are a little harsh. C'mon. Alright, maybe you had an inconsistent batch, or overpaid because you never saw or heard of the brewery before (that was your fault friend) and jumped on it. This is a DIPA that hides the abv with its sweet maltiness. I can't smell a damn thing tho, I'm 4 days in on a head cold that has throttled my sniffer. Uhh, I can taste however, and the taste was easy flowing, slightly bitter - maybe a good one to hand to your wife or SO and NOT have that wrinkled up face contortion that goes with your 'go-to' 100 IBU single hop IPA that you propose to their palate given any opportunity to do so. Anyway, I glided through this, my glass is empty, it tasted tasty, and now I want a sausage pizza.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of oberon
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My first try of this San Diego brewery.Pours into a small tulip glass an amber shade with a half finger off white head that settles pretty quickly leaving a few broken shots of lace behind.Sweet rocket fluid in the nose with underlying floral and sweet citric hops,sweet being the phrase....The palate is big leathery and sweet between the alcohol and caramel malt base,the hops play a minor role in the finish giving off some citric qualities.Not a DIPA I would recommend it's old school in style,in a bad way.

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Photo of TheSchwartz
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Growler Grlz in Durham

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gobuccos
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours amber with nice clarity; fluffy off-white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are on the sweeter side. Lots of caramel malts along with some tropical notes. Ripe mango is in the mix. Some citrus notes are there as well, especially orange. The flavors are malty, but still have alot of hop flavor and hop bitterness going on. Lots of caramel. Lots of pine resin as well. Lots of orange. It's bittersweet. Slightly warm, sticky and syrupy, but it's still clean. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid DIPA. It might not be mindblowing, but it's enjoyable and fun to drink. Well crafted.

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Photo of Cold_1
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jm_buckeye
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Didier
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Davidcoincon
4.76/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Therapy from Rough Draft Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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