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Hop Hwy IPA | Belching Beaver Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States
belchingbeaver.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 03-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
164
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
38.95%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 164
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Photo of beveragebattle
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of BenwayPHD
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of fritobandi2o
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Jgrody
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a milky golden color actually very nice cloudiness with good foam and lacing. Smells great, very pronounced hops smell with citrus and floral notes. Taste is very good, nice hops hit and bite with a smooth citrus floral mix to mellow this beer out. The finish is very nice with minimal dryness. Overall a nice hoppy beer, would drink again!

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Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salcedo
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into glass.
L: Deep orange. Hazy.
Nice off-white head. Dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing
S: Some hops, and a little citrus
T: Hops are well balanced. There's a nice bitterness and a little sweetness. Has a pronounced orange/citrus taste (is that the Galaxy hops?)
F: Medium body. Medium carbonation.
O: Overall, a nice IPA. Not particularly hoppy, but very drinkable with a crisp citrus taste.

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Photo of Beernoobie
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PDrinks
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Treyliff
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a can glass, canned 7/1/15

A- pours a hazy golden-orange color with a two-finger creamy and frothy off-white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- piney and citrus hop aroma with doughy and bready malt underneath, a bit of grassy aroma as well

T- taste follows the nose up front, citrus and pine hop flavors, followed by some juicy tropical notes, bready and grainy malt finish with lingers of grass and tropical fruit

M- medium-thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues through to the finish

O- a little malty, but some nice tropical hop notes coming through

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Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent IPA, I'll get one here and there.

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Photo of crownrl28
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sazz9
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PASTOR_at_DAChurch_of_IPA
2.26/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A decent IPA, however this brew reeks of chocolate and caramel malts. Perhaps of decent gravity, this brew is largely stale, heavy, and unremarkable. This brew is a balanced ale, and maybe reliable, but nothing special.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of drepreciado
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Hwy IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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