Zipper Ripper
Hoof Hearted Brewing

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From:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #372
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,532
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.71%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
75
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 15, 2022
Added:
Nov 13, 2016
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  10
SCORE
95
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Notes: Based off of our Konkey Dong core recipe, we also added massive amounts of Wildflower Honey. We dry hopped this pig with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe.
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Keys for me: masked ABV and the honey flavor. Didn’t think the honey would mesh with the juice, and it did without losing its essence. Smooth drinking from my favorite NE style makers outside of the NE area.
Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.51 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I'm a big fan of this brewer, but that doesn't mean blind faith, they get a pass. This brew, along with three others from Hoof Hearted came in today at Save On and Wally is nice enough to notify any of us customers who are interested about such fine arrivals. I bought a mess of them, all IPAs of some kind. I needed some like this - all that was left in my fridge was non-perishable brews (or less perishable).

This one is impressively cloudy, with some head. The aroma hits the room. It is profound, bold, loud and proud. The taste is hopped up and malty. Bitter, sweet, and thick on the tongue.

Highly recommended. I thought this was the littlest of the multitude of Hoof Hearted brews I picked up today. It is HUGE. Now I expect to be floored by the others. These brewers are now THE AIPA (and hazy) brewers for me. Although they can do other styles, they excel at these straight-up American cloudy hop bombs! Kudos!
Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from my local beer store located just around the corner. It poured a hazy golden with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had bitter berry and sweet malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tart berry zeal and subtle honey for balance. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Jul 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by Gaddabble from Ohio

May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jul 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by prototypic from Ohio

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by Icka31 from Ohio

Apr 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Feb 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.99 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by aasher from Indiana

Aug 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Jul 05, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
DLD - bottle share; 5/19/2018
Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by hockeypuck from Maine

Oct 20, 2018
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Reviewed by stoumi from California

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Zipper Ripper pours a murky orangish amber with full yellowish head, similar to meringue. The smell is a potpourri of citrus and tropical fruits with a gentle honey sweetness and a bit of floral essence. Taste is well balanced with an orange and pineapple up from, with a bit of zest, putting some zing on the palette. Smooth with a nice pine characteristic with just a hint of wildflowers and honey.
Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by remingtonsteele1987 from California

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy, pale orange color with a finger head and spotty lacing. Sweet citrus and floral aromas with a hint of vanilla. Flavors of orange juice, vanilla with bitter orange rind and resin. The sweet fruit and bitter hops are totally balanced. Very creamy in texture with smooth carbonation.
Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
So, is that another imperial IPA in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? It turns out that the Hoff Hearted brewers are bursting at the seams to give their Konky Dong imperial IPA a one over with wildflower honey and a disgusting level of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe in its late additions.

Turbidly amber, the beer strikes a resemblance with whipped egg yolks along with a creamy and tall meringue. Its very generous scent billows onto the nose with a boisterous perfume of citrus, tropical fruit and a strong herbal presence. Gentle sweetness seems innocent enough with a poundcake consistency, honey sweetness and light caramel.

While the sweetness creeps onto the middle palate, its floral aromas retain similar flavors with the honey extending long and lean onto the tongue. Meanwhile, the hops glow unapologetically with a burst of tangerine, blood orange and mandarin along with complementing citrus flavors of lime, white grapefruit and yuzu. Its juicy and acidic twang comes with a balance from tropical fruit impressions of passionfruit, pineapple, mango, apricot and papaya. A late palate of bitterness is smooth and herbal with hints of chive, lemon verbena, matcha tea, hemp and an overall grassy balance.

Medium full in body, the rich IPA allows its malt and honey to retain a bolder grain presence and sweetness deeper into the taste than usual. A bittersweet finish and malty dry body has this full flavored beer to retain a balance and succulence that's not likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.73 by Nathan419 from Ohio

Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by JonB25 from Delaware

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by Boccu from New York

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Argento from Rhode Island

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by caahare from West Virginia

May 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by C_Adams from Ohio

Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by wolfpac255 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by SerMosh from Ohio

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.22 by JCaweinstein from Ohio

Jan 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by dwb11 from Michigan

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.42 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by McAndrew from North Carolina

Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by bcsbeer from Florida

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2017
Zipper Ripper from Hoof Hearted Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 91 ratings