Hophazardly | Begyle Brewing Company

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90 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
begylebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hophazardly is a citrus-bomb of an IPA featuring large doses of Citra and Simcoe hops.

Added by emerge077 on 03-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 13
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2.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Photo of dexterk1
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a crystal clear almost amber orange color. Thick white head dissipates steadily leaving tons of sticky white lacing.

Smell is simcoe forward to my nose - I get a rather vegetal bitter aroma with the traditional simcoe notes including some cat pee. Hints of citra also come through, but the simcoe reigns here.

Taste seems to be a bit watery overall with the hops coming through strong. The malt is there but seems to be weak giving the impression of a hop forward beer that seems watery in its flavor. Lingering bitter aftertaste with some pine and citrus notes. Dry finish. Its a pretty simple classic flavor profile, but its not a great one.

Feel is on the light side. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall this is an alright IPA - classic in profile but only an average at best execution of the style.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery this beer comes across very good. smaller head with a nice lacing staring me down with a semi west coast aroma. Light pine mixes well with ?, Light fruit, maybe tangerine, whatever it is exactly I don't care and I like it. The taste loses a bit of it, but i still liked it a bunch.

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Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Doing my research ahead of time (I have a meet 'n greet at Begyle later this month), I got this IPA and had it with Indian take-out. It went well enough with that pretty spicy food (IPAs usually do.) In particular, the citrus hops seem to me to go well with tropical cuisines.
But I saved some ale for the post-spicy food test when the palate was clear, and the hops are a bit too clingy. I may have this again, but only with spicy food.

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Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kplooki
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dedbeer
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of THoffner
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dleigh
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Okay IPA, but had none of the aromas or tastes other than bitter than can really put a beer over the top for me. In a town like Chicago where the competition is really doing something special, this beer just didn't bring it.

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Photo of SeanBond
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jabo134
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hophazardly from Begyle Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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