Hopfive IPA | Susquehanna Brewing Company

Hopfive IPAHopfive IPA
BA SCORE
3.29/5
145 Ratings
Hopfive IPAHopfive IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by undeadozzy on 01-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,403
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
145
pDev:
15.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Susquehanna Brewing Co. "Hopfive IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2 @ Wegmans, State College, PA

Look: Hazy golden body beneath a finger-thick head of bright white foam that holds quite well and leaves some very nice lacing behind.

Smell: Brightly floral, gently spicy, and lightly piney over a delicately sweetish malt base.

Taste: As the nose suggests but more peppery, and somewhat fruity, perhaps a little berry-like - with the spiciness it seems almost like Juniper berry. The biscuity malt is just lightly caramelish but offers enough depth to balance the hops. A very firm bitterness of around 50 IBUs balances it, and along with the spiciness of the hops it finishes dry, spicy, earthy, piney, and woody.

Feel: Medium-light in body and delicately bristling with a fine-bubbled, seemingly natural, median carbonation.

Overall: At the very least it's unique with spicy hops rather than citrusy or tropical and/or whatever's hot at the moment. It's also not that 'spicy and piney with a bite' kind of IPA that generally relies heavily on Chinook, no this is really quite different, it's much more refined. It's also really well balanced, and quite drinkable - at 6.0% ABV it's not that strong, just .4 above Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and towards the bottom of the range for American IPAs, but it's about the malt and hop flavors and it works. Really well done! Worth trying.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE: July 13, 2017... OCCASION: first (and last) episode of "Will"... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... pours a tawny, straw-colored body with sparse bubbles discernible through haziness... head is off-white, creamy, and thin, with enough arcs to intrigue the eye... straight-up lemon, soft grapefruit, pepper, biscuit malts, and pine... rather subtle for strength of five hops... slightly creamy, crisp at the lips, with a smooth finish... drinkable, yes, and speedily so... orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, bitter herbs, slight pine, and a bit of cracker makes for an easy-drinking, piney finish... a beer that offers a bit of bitterness with its fruitiness... a bit distant in its impact, but I would not fault it for its drinkability...

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bjohn789
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tdm168
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lemke412
2.84/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark, lacks citrus
Brandberg Kalahari draft

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a large dank head.

Slight smell of floral and herbal notes. Also some sweet, almost tangerine-esque, citrusy hops in the background. Delightful but limited smell.

Taste is similar to smell. There's a good beer in here, I just feel like the flavors need to come out more. Slight sweetness with some bitterness in the aftertaste. I just wished it was all dialed up a bit. Mouthfeel is light, with little carbonation.

Not a great IPA, hell I don't even know if I would call it a good one - but it has potential. And it suited me quite well when I walked into the bar on a 90-degree summer day sweating like crazy.

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Photo of dougmiller112
1.47/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Very pale color. Biscuity flavor. Mild, mild taste with mostly grassy flavor. No need to get this one again,

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Photo of BuddyZ
3.77/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of georgeblazer
3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

3/20....pours dark bronze with high while foam. Fizzes and sticks. Sediment. Malty with a hint of citrus/soapy grasses. Sweet yeasty bitter taste, lemon flavor. Malt backed. Short, sweet, simple. Average IPA.

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Photo of GaPeach
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden, clear, decent white head. Toasted grains and light honey come through a heavy citrus, apricot, hop profile. Flavor is a decent balance between the bitter and sweet. Again citrus, apricot flavored dominate. Overall a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichD
3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssmilkstout
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjd315
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hopfive IPA from Susquehanna Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 145 ratings
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