Hella Hoppy | Altamont Beer Works

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Brewed by:
Altamont Beer Works
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“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

Added by jeffjeff1 on 08-17-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
46.13%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by jeffjeff1:
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4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash in Danville, CA.

Appearance- cloudy copper color, almost no head

Smell- citrus hops, very nice

Taste- citrus hops, delicious

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good. I think I will have to have some more. By the time I go back to Pete's they probably won't have it there so I might have to go to the brewery.

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks hearty And unfiltered copper color. Smell is piney hops and some grapefruit rind..some grapefruit juice and rind..lil sour diesel. Mouthfeel medium and finishes juicy.

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On-tap at Mikkeller Bar, San Francisco, CA

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of passionfruit and hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of passionfruit and orange citrus along with some dankness and a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of caramel are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is both dank and hoppy—the lanky nature really lingers into the finish. This does a very good job at hiding its alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

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Hella Hoppy from Altamont Beer Works
3.88 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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