Hop Habit | Junkyard Brewing Company

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3.84/5
Very Good
14 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Junkyard Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
junkyardbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This resiny, citrusy pale ale finishes super dry and crisp. It's got a huge hop character without the big booze of a double I.P.A.

Added by ZAP on 05-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,400
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
14
pDev:
8.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Bighuge:
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4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy and luminescent orange hue. Medium sized cap of frothy ivory white head. Lace is moderate.

Nice fresh citrus smell of lemon zest and orange peel.

This beer has a good bit of hops to it, but it also has great balance and drinkability. The bitterness is nice and clean, allowing the hop flavor to come more to the forefront. Fairly bright hop notes with orange and grapefruit being the main players...some lemon oil....good. Good solid flavor.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Easy drinking and flavorful. Unique as well. This is not a cookie cutter IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.04/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Though only a pale ale, Hop Habit is much hoppier than the Prairie Shaman; it's much browner, as well, with orange-red inflection, and owns a maltier base by far—though, compared generally to pale ales, it's still pretty light in both respects. Furthermore, it's much more aromatic than either the Prairie Shaman or the Scrounger—two other Junkyard offerings that, while quite good, suffer in the olfactory area—but not so pungent that it presents more than minor hop florality. Bitter more than grassy, citric, or floral, this is somewhat solid but decidedly unspectacular effort: the weakest of the bunch I tasted (including sips of the Top Gorilla Belgian Tripel and Hatchet Jack Baltic Porter).

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Photo of Justin-m
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

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

Photo of Metalsnota
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ta_hagen
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2018 edition. 4.6%ABV. Mosaic dry hopped.
Poured from crowler can into glass. Fill date stamped as '5/21/18'.
Cloudy, deep gold colored body. Two finger off white head settles to creamy cap. Some spots and trails of lacing.
Aroma is strongly piney resin, with a sweeter orange and tangerine citrus addition.
Taste is first the sweeter citrus which transitions to the piney resin. Dry finish and without much of a lingering aftertaste.
Mouth feel is slightly sticky with a thin to medium body. Crisp with a little sting.
This beer falls into the camp of a session ale, with subdued flavors. Not as bold and exciting as other Junkyard IPAs but serves its purpose as a crisp, refreshing ale with some hop bite.

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Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ZAP
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Murky, orange-tan color

S-Lightly fruity with citrus (oranges)....not tremendously aromatic but this growler has some age on it.

T-Nicely balanced. Toasty malt backbone along with citrus hops and orange peal on the finish.

M-Medium to light bodied. Maybe a bit thin on the finish but the carbonation from the growler pour might have something to do with that impression.

D-Hops begin to flex their muscles a little deeper in and again it is icitrus with oranges, tangerines and grapefruit. Solid everyday type APA.

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Photo of einman
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Habit from Junkyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 14 ratings