Hop Collector | Taxman Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
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25 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Taxman Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
taxmanbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgian-style twist on the classic American IPA. Amarillo and Simcoe hops deliver bright and aromatic notes of citrus, flower and pine. European malts, candi sugar and Belgian esters complete this unique, complex ale. The Hop Collector has arrived and the coffers are overflowing.

65 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,369
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
25
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of torrch
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.11/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stadmo1
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy medium golden amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate apricot + golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of earthy, pine/resin, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of pale + biscuit malts and moderate aromas of slightly spicy Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit + pale malts with a hint of candi sugar sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly spicy Belgian yeast and just shy of moderate flavors of earthy, pine/resin, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades quickly leaving a lingering Belgian yeast flavor.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Soft with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and definitely a good example of the style (Belgian IPA) with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Semi-clear golden amber, with a thick head of off-white suds, and lovely lace!

Aroma: Tropical, floral, citrus hops with orange, and hints of red fruits, as well.

Taste: Spices up front alongside the hops. Definitely a Belgian IPA here, as the hops are dialed up, but the Belgian candi sugar and yeasts bring out the spices and fruitiness. A really superb ale, well-done and complex. Bravo

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Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear golden body, moderate white heat, extensive lacing.

S - Definite yeast esters of fruit, a hint of pine, earthiness.

T - Front is pine, followed quickly by pear and minerality that follows on the esters of the nose, then a close of lingering bitterness.

M - Mild carbonation and definite drying. The alcohol is well hidden.

O - Decent. Not necessarily my jam, but well-crafted.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of mattknueven
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TravisMason
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gear54
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the local pizza shop.

14 oz pour is hazy orange in color with 1 finger of thin white foam and nice lace left as head fades.

Smell is typical for the style. Nice hops in the nose followed by string citrus aroma. A bit of sweetness as well. Hope the taste follows the nose.

Taste. Does in fact follow the nose. Lots of nice pine and hops. Grapefruit and maybe some orange through the middle and some biscuit malt for balance! Wonderful flavor.

Feel is light and refreshing. Smooth without any boozyness. Hop forward flavor coats well and lasts until the next sip. I would order this again.

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Photo of aasher
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osuskin
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike412
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hop Collector from Taxman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 25 ratings