Hopcellerator | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
sbcbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jzeilinger on 07-03-2015

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Ranking:
#15,720
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
100
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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Reviews by wertschy:
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of sideshowrob
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Its definitely not retired. Having it on tap at a multitap bar in cental Maryland. Not bad, not exceptional. Never had anything from the brewery before. Its hard to make a standout IPA these days.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 96gpse
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE: June 24, 2017... OCCASION: Big Bass Lake with the Morgans--can’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a NEPA beer!... GLASSWARE: Heineken pokal... pours a thick white head that tabletops with substance... near-perfect lacing... lively carbonation--a stampede of bubbles herds upward in a golden body... I like the look of this... boisterous hop impact, with resin and pine at the fore... orange lemon, fruity esters play and punch the nostrils...a promising aroma... hop-forward profile only offers a mild bitterness at its finish, with a strong, lingering, enjoyable aftertaste... slightly chewy with a thick, stout body... West Coast indeed--easy pine/resin one-two that smoothly invites a puckering finish... lemon and orange are not balanced by very light dough malts... shopping for local brews and familiar with Susquehanna, this beer took me by some surprise--they placed this style well, crafting a beer that pairs well with grill fare and sunny summer days... belying its 7% ABV well, it encourages its next sip... maybe not distinguishable from other IPAs, but that can't be held against a solid beer...

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Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Susquehanna Brewing Co. "Hopcellerator"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: An average pour (maybe I should have been rougher) brings up a very hazy golden-orange body that rests gently beneath a finger-thick head of white. It's hard to see the bubbles rising within the glass, and it doesn't seem to be that carbonated. In the aroma grainy malt and citrusy hops seem to be about on the same level, mixing well, but not coming off as boldly hoppy and hop-focused as a West coast IPA should be. At the very least the hops should be brighter. Just using Pacific Northwest hops is no longer enough in my book to call a beer a West coast IPA. It should have no caramel malts, or very close to it; really lean heavily towards the hop flavors to the point that the malt is just a platform for them and it's almost out of balance; and it should be drier and more perceptively bitter. Moving forward, the flavor also includes a bit too much malt character and sweetness, although it's on the edge. I'm getting a little bit of caramel malt (or something like it), but regardless, the hops aren't popping! It's citrusy but I can't really pick out anything specifically beyond grapefruit and orange. There's some pine, and there's some peach and mango which I associate with Citra, but again, nothing is bright and clear. It's firmly bitter, a touch on the lower end for the style, although it works, and it finishes dry with some pine and earth and bitterness lingering. So I'll stop my bitching but it doesn't seem like a West coast IPA to me, it's more of a blend in my eyes, part East coast and part West coast - which in all honesty makes for a more balanced beer. Medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation level that leaves it gently crisp and then smooth. Conclusion: decent enough but very mainstream and tame. I understand what Susquehanna does and they do it very well, but if they're going to head into a little bit of a different territory they're going to need to step it up or get lost in the crowd.

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Photo of let8it8grow
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StanleysCup
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a clever burnt orange to copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mellow pace. Semi-foamy white ring of lace.
The aroma smelled like orange marmalade with some faint piney sweetness. Light floral bits. Light tobacco/somewhat earthiness.
The flavor took those sweet and bitter hops to coincide with the malts stealthily. Aftertaste was orange marmalade.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied. Dry tobacco to earthy finish. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, decent AIPA at best. Maybe if handed to me, I'd give it a shot again.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dodo2step
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- hazy amber orange color with half finger frothy head and hilly lacing on the pint.

S- orange and floral arrangement of hops with a slight tinge of pine.

F- floral hops and citrus flavor dominate. very nice

M- sweet and light bodied IPA and goes down smooth

O- great ipa an thank you sire i wish i could get another.

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Photo of davisrs
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a 2 finger head.
The color is a cloudy light amber.
There is plenty of aroma from Citra, Simcoe, Cascade and Amarillo hops which is a nice flowery, citrusey, pine.
There is plenty of taste om Citra, Simcoe, Cascade and Amarillo hops which is a distinct flowery, citrus/pine.
Bitterness is extremely mild toward the back of the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish.
Overall, love the full, rich flavors, and aroma. Unfortunately, this beer has a fairly local distribution here in PA.

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Photo of Lambdon
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MShloss
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NuclearBeerGirl
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It has that sort of " hopped-up flavor" I enjoy with a hint of pine and semi-floral aromas. It has a touch of something citrusy, which I'm not a huge fan of, but it works with this beer. Somewhat murky, and a little amber. Overall, very pleasing. It is an easy drinking, semi-bitter IPA with great heady flavor.

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Photo of jjd315
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hopcellerator from Susquehanna Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 100 ratings