Hop Suplex | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

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272 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Pennsylvania, United States
sauconycreekbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Suplex is juiced with six different hop varieties in the brew kettle and our slow, heavy weight dry-hop additions added by HopfenKubel. Hop Suplex Ale features Saucony's widest range of hop varieties and our most complex hopping schedule. Hop Suplex weighs in at 10% ABV compliments of a hefty grain bill, but a dose of honey balances the flavor and compliments the floral and strong citrus tones of grapefruit, melon, and gooseberry provided from our favorite selection of hops.

Added by DaveHack on 02-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber bordering on brown with a nice head that lasts several minutes and leaves some great lacing behind. Aroma is sweet, floral hoppy. Taste is very balanced. It starts sweet and caramel-y and eventually ends in an intense bitterness. Very chewable in terms of mouthfeel. This is one great double IPA.

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3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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pours nice syrupy orange tranparent but just barley. not much head. nose is sweet melon and some resin with orange and mango. kind of nice but you can tell this is a heavy hitter. mouthfeel is fairly heavy with nice coating of the mouth. I get nice up front big orange followed by some pine but gives way to intense peach and apricot and some biscut. end palate leaves you with sticky hops and leaves a nice bitterness lingering. this beer is a nice surprise and the flavors really burst out for me mid palate. I feel this is well balanced but hop fotward and hides alcohol well. each sip leaves me puckering for more and overall a very good beer. glad to have tried this one.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
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Saucony Creek Brewing Co. + Gastropub "Hop Suplex Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating or production code
$1.99 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Up until now I've really liked everything I've had from Saucony Creek, but this one has me scratching my head. I don't really find it that hoppy, which is odd for a double or "Imperial" IPA. Of course maybe it's old, and I just don't know it as there's no freshness dating on the bottle, but I don't find any oxidation so I'm sure it's at least fairly fresh.

What I do find is fruitiness, and sweetness, giving it a candy-like aroma and flavor that's mixed with sweet white wine and wild flowers. There's alcohol there as well, which should be expected at 10% ABV, but it seems to stand apart from the maltiness which isn't good, leaving it candy-sweet upfront and then alcohol-spiced in the finish. Fortunately the bitterness is not overdone, checking in somewhere along the lines of a standard IPA (perhaps a little higher). Some citrusy and other tropical fruity hops are present along the way including soft orange, mango, melon, white grape and some pine - but the whole just comes across as sloppy and muddled. The overall balance is OK: it's not too bitter, and the alcohol does a lot of the drying in the finish, but it's just not refined. Perhaps this is an example that proves the adage "sometimes less is more". I enjoyed it as best I could as an American strong ale, but I don't know that I can get behind it as an "Imperial IPA".

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4.75/5  rDev +26%
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Hop Suplex from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
3.77 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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