The Shape Of Hops To Come | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
neshaminycreekbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Can I scream….” for more hops? You sure can. Two row American barley jammed packed with as much Apollo, Newport, Simcoe, Topaz, and Citra hops we could get our hands on, The Shape of Hops to Come is an 8.5% ABV American-styled imperial IPA hopped with Apollo, Newport, Simcoe, Topaz, and Citra hops that’s got a ton of bitterness, along with juicy, dank resiny pine-like, and citrus forward hop character that is worthy of it’s name. Dry hopped for two weeks this hop bomb has as much hop power we can muster!"

Added by jhartley on 08-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#995
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
777
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
120
Gots:
209
Trade:
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Ratings: 777 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of bigpoppa67
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA_Liberty
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm very excited about this beer. Is it Heady Topper?? Not quite, but darn good, and for me it's darn close. The best part is this is available, it's affordable (compared to other brews of this caliber), its' available in cans, and it's a Pennsylvania beer (I like to buy local if I can). Right now this is my go-to brew. Thanks to Neshaminy Creek for a job well done. Give this one a try.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE: April 14, 2018... OCCASION: Downton Abbey again... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... pours a handsome orange amber body, framing a glass full of streaming bubbles that forms a two-fingered white head, dissipating to an uneven smear of lacing and smears... dank resin aplenty, with orange peel, pine, pungent earthiness, leaves, and some baked bread... a big, bold and impressive aroma--the citrus muddles with basement to form a threatening mix... sips at a creamy, smooth introduction and a boozy, bitter finish... the flavor profile is as promised by its aroma--dank resin, hard pine, sweet bourbon, sharp bitterness, a bit of warmth and a LOT more citric hops... this is another in a line of quality Neshaminy offerings... and if the shape of things to come is like this Imperial, than the future is bright indeed!

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Photo of rjd722
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hate about 4.75 for a Pounder at the bar. Into a pint glass. Good clear Amber yellow with about a quarter inch of head that pulls back to excellent Lacing. Aroma is quite good on this fruity but dank and a taste confirms it very balanced with the ABV. Body is pretty excellent and I would get this again.

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Photo of classixIII
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can at Taproom on 19th. Clear Amber pour, small chunky head. Hoppy aroma, mild dank notes, fruity. Taste brings the hops up front, sharp and biting, some caramel malts peeking through. A hint of sweet underneath all of that bitterness too. Pretty nice consistency

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Photo of Jlabs
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark yellow, light brown in color
Smell is all fresh hops and light citrus
Taste is hops, minimal citrus and some maltiness, but very smooth
Medium carbination and nice body
Solid imperial IPA

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Photo of drizzlemybeerzle
3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

** Had it in a tavour crate for about a month and a half, might've impacted the taste

The beer pours a beautiful golden brown. However the flavor disappointed. It started off very piney & hoppy, but there was some bitterness in the finish. The overall flavor start to finish of the beer fell a little flat for me.

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Photo of DIM
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpm1956
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2018-03-20
16oz can served in a big snifter. If there's a date, I don't see it. So, crossing my fingers, I guess.

Pours dark honey amber with a smallish head and lots of slow carbonation. Smell is hops, flowers, pine. More hops.

Taste is a bitter slap in the face. Followed by an aftertaste that is also a bitter slap in the face. If you search it out, there's some honey and flowers in there. But this appeals to my west coast IPA palate pretty strongly. May be new hops, but it's a pretty classic beer, IMHO.

Mouthfeel is dry and resinous. Overall, well done.

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Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rags87
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vetbidder
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

See through and light golden with a really thick offwhite head. I can smell the tropical hops scents from my seat from the can pour. Wow potent nose ! Head still holding on I’m ready for my first taste. Good flavor translation with tropical notes moving to a piney and grapefruit pith finish. I can’t believe this is 9.5%. Decently carbonated with a thicker feel. Good but a bit too bitter leaning for me.

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Photo of cmoore32
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrIPA21
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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