Hop Hwy IPA | Belching Beaver Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States | website

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:
18
Ratings:
159
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
39.78%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
44
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 159
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color with a nice foamy cap in the Peroni lager glass. One of the least orange-tinted IPAs I've seen from California. Brewer notes that hops are primarily Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight, and Southern Cross. Plenty bitter with some twiggy and resiny taste.

A variety of fruity enliven the massive hop onslaught. Some pineapple and mango, but overwhelmed by the grapefruit. Very pithy. The malt is so pale and ghostly, but there is some toasty flavor followed by the alcohol sensation.

Yet another sharp and acidic West Coast IPA. Perfectly drinkable but a very thin body and a real throat scratcher. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the North Park Tasting Room.

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More User Reviews:
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 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 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

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

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, pineapple, grapefruit and citrus hops. Flavor follows with citrus, slightly piney hops, citrus rind, light tropical fruit, mild malt. Long, lingering citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. A nice citrusy IPA that emphasizes hops over malt, but still well balanced. A solid, enjoyable hoppy IPA from a brewery with a name that didn't inspire confidence, but still delivered.

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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