Hoptometrist | Roughtail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
123 Ratings
HoptometristHoptometrist
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roughtail Brewing Co.
Oklahoma, United States
roughtailbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoptometrist is an American style Double IPA that is crisp, dry and very drinkable with just enough malt to support the huge bitterness and intense piney, citrusy, dank hop presence.

Added by russpowell on 08-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled dank with pine, resin and citrus fruits. Lots of toasted malt, pine and citrus with a bitter punch.

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Photo of jroberts8811
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ksimons
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a hazy amber orange color with a thin layer of cream colored head

S-bready malt, citrus, and tropical fruits

T-caramel malt backbone, citrus, some tropical fruits, and a light pine finish

M-medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall really good DIPA, nice amount of bitter hops and bready malt

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pilsener glass

Honey amber liquid with stream of micr carbonation, dense off white two finger foam cap with good lacings

Aroma of dankness, pine , citrus

Taste of dankness, pine , citrus

Small bitter bite at the start with a clean, crisp dry finish. Low sudsing.

Good beer

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Photo of scenicbrews
4.81/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite constantly available IPA coming out of this mediocre state. Really, just a nice double, nothing stands out. Well balanced pine/citrus hopping, a bit of malt sweetness, high alcohol content, simply well done. Like most of Roughtail's offerings, the nose is the standout.

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Photo of Treycotton
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of czillmer
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ABabbidge
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color, fairly clear. Juicy citrus and pine aroma. Good malt backbone balances the hoppy bitterness very well. A little bit of alcohol as well. Smooth mouthfeel, especially once it warms a little. Very well balanced DIPA. I'm a fan.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dms1767
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Todd
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, Boozy, Tropical, Bitter

From the can this is a hazy amber beer with a foamy head and lots of lace and stick. Quite sweet with sugary candy notes. Boozy breath with some peppery alcohol notes and a vodka-like edge. Tropical and citrus fruits, with some distinct ripe pineapple show up in the aroma, too. A bit chewy and viscous with prickly carbonation beneath. Floral, pine and bitter in flavor, it’s semi-astringent toward the dry finish. Bready, with a hint of caramel, The palate is oily, with some resin and leafy notes. On the boozier end of the DIPA spectrum, Hoptometrist blinds the palate with its bold and aggressive approach.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #113 (June 2016).

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris912
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewAskew
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a white head that lasts and laces. Orange copper and not much haze. Aroma is juicy and hoppy (citrus, pine, grass, spices and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is balanced. Intensely hoppy but not horribly bitter. Strong malt backbone. Noticeable EtOH in taste and mouthfeel. A very well executed double IPA. I'm more of a malt person so the balance is welcome.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark burnt orange color with a one finger fluffy off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, resin, earth, grass. Taste follows with citrus, pine, resin, grass, earthy overtones with rye bread character, and a big, bracing smack of bitterness, with enough malt balance to keep it from going over the edge into only bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, coating, and just a touch oily, although with a drying quality that keeps it crisp. Overall, this is a very good dipa. Not quite the best I've had, but better than some that lean toward only booze and malt.

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Hoptometrist from Roughtail Brewing Co.
4.01 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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