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Hopnoxious DIPA | Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sockeye Grill & Brewery
Idaho, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-16-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
13
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
22.64%
 
 
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6
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 13
Photo of biboergosum
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from, yes, the Idaho Pour Authority, they of the cool environs and single can and/or sales propensities.

This beer pours a murky, dark bruised apricot amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, densely foamy, and silkenly rocky beige head, which leaves some chunky columnar lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of rather sweet bready caramel malt, biscuity toffee, treacle, besotted pine resin, orange and red grapefruit-tinted vodka, untainted, if muddled tropical fruit, and further leafy, weedy, and herbal tincture hops. The taste is heavily sugared caramel malt (approaching candy bar levels), toffee pudding, aggressive pine needles and their forest floor friends, essence of orange and generic grapefruit oil, a still indistinct tropical fruit sweetness, and now hard to contain, yet somehow admirably integrated alcohol notes.

The carbonation is pretty understated for the hefty support job required here, and should be wary of those submitting resumes, given its otherwise wan frothiness, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and smooth enough, I suppose, if you like surfing on the edge of sanity, that is. It finishes sweet, caramel-heavy, piney, citrusy, and boozy - yet not in that particular order - but who's counting, right?

Given that this one cost ~3 times more than its simple IPA brethren, I was expecting something more to come out of it, and come out of it something did. Large, in charge, and duly brassy, with everything that a big-ass IPA should possess, west-coast style, even if you can't exactly imagine the Pacific Ocean from trendy and stupidly attractive Boise town proper.

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Photo of stevoj
3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Cole brewpub. A bit underwhelming, more subdued compared to others in the NW. Solid but tame. I much prefer the Double Dagger to this seasonal outing.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap 9/1/11 at the brewpub. Served in a snifter.

A: A mostly clear golden orange, with a head that leaves an impressive amount of lacing/alcohol legs as the glass empties.

S: Intricate as you dig in, but completely hop forward; overripened tropical fruit, ripe mangos and pineapple, mashed/bruised bananas and alcohol, followed by sweet caramel malts and whiffs of honey.

T: On the tongue, more of those mashed/overripened tropical fruit. The sweetness of the malt most definitely keeps the bitterness in check.

MF: Clingy, medium body with low carbonation (expected) and a good amount of dryness.

O: Really pleasant IIPA, this beer combines elevated hop, malt, alcohol, bitterness and sweetness immaculately. Recommended, especially if you're more into citrus/fruity sweetness than pine in your IPAs.

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Photo of kraven
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This review if for the 09 release

I was there for the release party. Got to try this great bear in both nitro and 'standard' both had there merits the nitro smoothed out the beer a little, still having a hard time deciding which version i like the most.

Hoppy and sweet at the same time, new thing for me i love hop monsters so this one is a little different, but still wonderful.

It is still on tap as of right now (5/26/2009) and as had two whole weeks extra to age, and oh my oh my its so much better now, i plan on trying at least a glass a week to see how much better it gets. Sure hope we can get some bottles.

On a side note, my wife is not a ipa lover, but loves this beer!!!

grab some if you can

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle picked up over the weekend at the brewpub for about $3.50.... I've had this a number of times on tap and am very happy they decided to put a little bit into bottles. Label shows nice pint with a vine of fresh hops coiled around it over a tie-dye background... "Hopnoxious" is in stylized letters that look like an old school Dead or Hendrix concert poster.

Poured into my shaped SA glass.

Not much of "pffsssst" when I cracked it.... Very aggressive pour... produces a fairly foamy 1" head atop a glowing golden/orange brew... there is a tiny bit of something (yeast ?) in the bottom of the bottle, but I was careful to keep it out of the glass... descent amount of lace as I make it toward the bottom of the glass.

Nose is all about hops.... nose hair coating citrus with a surprising amount of floral hoppiness (if I had to guess a fair amount of Centennial was used in late kettle and dry-hop) ... there is a little bit of pale maltiness... but mainly there just to keep things together.

The flavor is more balanced... nice background pale malts with just enough caramel malt.. not overly bitter thanks to the malt backbone... the hops are fantastic mid palate with about as much floral and citrus notes you can pack in while still staying balanced.. finish is long and filled with a dry fruity hop essence. The body may be on the thicker side... but a low carbonation level is pushing forward with a plush mouthfeel... very interesting, but I think maybe a touch more carbonation may be in order. Drinkability is fairly high and punctuated by the balancing act this brew pulls off.

I was super stoked when Jason told me they were going to bottle up the DIPA... BADASS!! You know what is even more badass, I hear a new batch of the Devil's Tooth is coming... and it too should be bottled!!

As for the Hopnoxious... I need more before the bottles are gone.

4/4.5/4.5/4/4.5

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