Hop-O-Matic | Ritual Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co.
California, United States
ritualbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another IPA, another hop pun. This is Ritual's version of the style, which will be consumed from a glass via 22 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

I pour two-thirds of the bottle into my glass, and I already have some floating sediment in the beer's body. The color is orangish brown and is topped with a half-inch of decent head. But those dots of sediment pose an eyesore, which shouldn't be happening after two-thirds a pour of brewery fresh IPA. But it does smell pleasant initially. Zests of citrus, pineapple, kiss of alcohol, and a caramel base brings hope for good things to come. With a little time, I get a big dose of alcohol fumes coming through.

The beer does have a happy baselines of hoppiness. It also has some alcohol cutting through the beer, which is disappointing because the base tastes nice. Not very bitter, fresh tasting hops bring vibrant citrus and tropical fruit notes. The alcohol has a solvent character which disrupts some of the harmony. Decent malt base adding some sweetness. Despite the alcohol, the beer has a somewhat smooth texture and isn't very bitter on the palate.

Hop-O-Matic is acceptable and has potential to be better. Tighening the grip of the alcohol would be a great place to start, something I though I wouldn't type given how well I thought Hellion was.

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22 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is a bit subdued - sugary fruits and some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary fruits with bready malts and some grassy, spicy hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit overly sweet and sugary. It has decent bitterness, but not a lot of hop flavor.

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Hop-O-Matic from Ritual Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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