Hella Hoppy
Altamont Beer Works

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Altamont Beer Works
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,875
Ranked #11,390
4 | pDev: 11.75%
Feb 10, 2022
Aug 17, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: “Hella” is a NorCal thing, and when used, is a sure tip-off that you are from Northern California. A classic “West Coast” Double IPA; clean malt flavor, hop flavor forward, without all the bitterness. Hella
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at The Counter (Mountain View), served in a shaker pint glass. Clear, deep golden yellow, with a short but frothy head of white foam. Dank and resinous, with some pine, citrus and caramel malt. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Hints of alcoholic heat. Classic IIPA.
Feb 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a golden honey color with a light haze to its transparency. Head is a finger of off-white foam. Aroma is heavy dank and resin hops right off the start, and they form the overarching narrative throughout this beer. Some late earthy malts adds some smoothness at the finish, despite the biting start. Flavor profile is controlled by the same two notes - dank and resin. Grassy, and herbaly hops add to the bite and hop presence. Some earthy malts at the finish as the hops fade, but they're faint. Alcohol bite at the close. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a soft effervescence up front that is maintained throughout. Overall, it's old school thru and thru, that is to say, a hop bite at the start with an abrasiveness throughout punctuated by an alcohol bite at the end.

Draft. Reviewed from notes.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hella YEAH! Pours copper in color with a head that is slightly tanned as well. Nose is as advertised as is taste, piney and resinous. Only think missing in my opinion is the backbite. Superb beer.
Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by FrankCastle from California

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear amber color. 2 finger frothy white head. Retention is good, and there's some lacing on the glass.
The nose is very minimal. I do get a very faint hint of tropical hops, but so faint.
Taste - Nice and tropical up front, that has hints of pine in the background.
nice body. Slightly sticky feeling. A bit creemy feeling. Full bodied.
Good solid IPA. Tasty, and glad to have had the chance to try it.
Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by IBU_Hunter from California

1.23/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
I love double IPAs but this is a horrifying beer with utter imbalance, vomit-causing taste. This is truly one of the worst beers in the world. If you don’t believe me, just go ahead buy it & taste it. I say taste it, because trust me you will pour the rest 95% of the beer in the kitchen sink.
Jan 20, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by johnpalisi from New Jersey

Sep 03, 2020
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thank you snrubnivek for this
16 oz can, dated 5/26/20, poured into a teku

A- A clear golden copper with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, grapefruit, some tropical fruits, caramel malts, hints of peaches, piney.

T- Citrus, some peaches, grapefruit, touch of tropical fruits, piney.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty and well balanced IPA.
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Can from Lúpulo. Fresh drop.
L: clear gold/amber with white head with nice lacing.
S: sweet, earthy, grass, dank.
T: pineapple rolled around in some wet grass and thrown in the blender. Maybe even some random yard clippings.
F: fairly full and slick, mildly bitter dry grassy finish. No boozy presence.
O: once again pretty malt-forward and sweet which isn’t my favorite. It makes me feel full and burpy. And the burps are wet grass. The beer can does describe it as “huge danky & resinous” so it’s honest advertising. It also does boast a 9% abv. Altamont is
May 20, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by Hophazzard from California

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by KingStelle from California

Mar 29, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Sep 09, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jun 11, 2019
Rated: 4.8 by anthonycAs20 from California

Apr 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by AnotherDisease from California

Mar 24, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by BarrelAgedG from California

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by BayAreaJoe from California

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by kaseydad from California

Sep 20, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by dbromon from California

Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 4 by AmishLightning from Illinois

Feb 28, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by Dynobolt from California

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by G_Shoe from California

Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by Bum4ever from California

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by frasergrove from California

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Beernoobie from California

May 29, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by chillin from Indiana

Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by zotzot from Vermont

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Ajlvt from Washington

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by InfernoBoss from California

Oct 27, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by NickThePyro from Washington

Oct 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Traptinside99 from California

Sep 02, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by nataku00 from California

Jul 26, 2016
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Reviewed by John1985 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this at the Lazy Dog in Dublin on draft in 16oz pint glass. Ale was amber in color with not much head. Pretty intense citrus hoppy aroma, Flavor was medium bitter with some sweet malt in back to balance. Finishes with citrus hops, flavorful; typical west coast double IPA, very well done.
Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by Braz from Washington

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by beermeplz from California

Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by hopheadgeoff from Oregon

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by mecmd from Tennessee

Mar 22, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Mar 17, 2016
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Reviewed by cherche from Washington

3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Hella not that good. Tastes skunky and stale even out of the tap at a place I trust to have fresh beer and clean taps. Look is ok, smell is stale grass and skunky, taste follows smell with some diacetol on the finish, feel is too creamy, overall not great. Not the worst beer I have had but just not worth having over any decent IPA.
Feb 14, 2016
Hella Hoppy from Altamont Beer Works
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 109 ratings