Hop Highway
Belching Beaver Brewery

Hop HighwayHop Highway
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,869
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,189
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.39%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
217
From:
Belching Beaver Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  7
Gots
  60
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: We brewed this beer In honor of the City of Vista's 50-year anniversary, naming it after the Hop Highway (CA Highway 78) which connects a string of fantastic North County San Diego breweries.

This West Coast India Pale Ale is loaded with Galaxy, Nelson, Mosaic and Citra hops, bursting with aromas of citrus and passionfruit, making this a coast-to-coast favorite. We're very proud to say this brew was awarded as one of the country’s top 50 IPA's. Good times to you my friend, and welcome to the Beaver family.
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BenwayPHD from California

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thick, hazy gold. I like hazy ipas. I find them appealing. The nose is good. Tropical. Papaya, cantelop, peach. The flavor is well balanced. Not super complex, but not disappointing either. It's a solid beer.

Jul 24, 2015
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beveragebattle from California

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Round 1-Value
Belching Beaver Hop Hwy IPA @ $7.29 per 22 oz. bottle with 7.3% ABV

Round 2-Aroma
Floral grapefruit

Round 3-Flavor
Ultra citrus flavors and in your face hops

Round 4-Finish
45 seconds

Round 5-Packaging
Every “Beaver” in the breweries beer line-up features its mascot as a different character based on the beer’s name. In this case, the Beaver is a highway patrol officer. The front label is fun, simple, and clean. The back label explains how the beer was born.

Results
Not to be taken lightly, Belching Beaver possesses fine flavor, amazing aroma, lasting finish, and outstanding packaging.

Oct 09, 2015
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass not sure when it was canned, but it definitely tastes fresh. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a 2 inch sticky white head that leaves behind rings of lace.

Smell is pine, tangerine, and grapefruit very nice.

Taste follows nicely with pine and tangerine upfront and a big hit of grapefruit in the slightly dry and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, plenty of life, slightly dry, and crazy drinkable.

Overall this is a very nice IPA with a great name.

Mar 12, 2016
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Nage37 from California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jun 24, 2013
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redfox405 from California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 02, 2016
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LegalBrew87 from California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Mar 08, 2013
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SocalKicks from California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jul 07, 2014
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Zbeetleman from California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jul 06, 2013
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HopsintheSack from California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

Oct 26, 2013
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Irrationalist from California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Apr 06, 2013
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 18, 2019
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imonhiatus from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cool extra from a glass trade, enjoyed from a Willie b. murky orange w a big foamy head, classic look, nice lace. nose and taste is a caramel hop. a bit resinous, a bit sweet, with a nice malt backbone. super solid. easy drinker, nice ipa if not a bit too sweet and a bit tamed back on the hop blast. enjoyable though. better than your avg bear.

Aug 07, 2015
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Sazz9 from Texas

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 15, 2015
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anon from California

3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 22, 2015
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ThePaleRider from California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jun 09, 2014
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hbchrisg from California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jun 08, 2014
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Dicers from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jun 06, 2014
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mapagano from California

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oct 26, 2019
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crownrl28 from Georgia

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 13, 2016
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Hermthegerm from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Mar 18, 2014
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1424IpA from California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Nov 17, 2014
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snohojimbo from Washington

3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 31, 2016
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6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 02, 2017
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malfunxion from New York

4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 28, 2015
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NickThePyro from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 23, 2016
Hop Highway from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 217 ratings