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Hopstillo IPA | Broad Brook Brewing Company

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Hopstillo IPAHopstillo IPA

Brewed by:
Broad Brook Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JTomczak on 12-20-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 152
Reviews by DNICE555:
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Photo of Genuine
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Saw this new beer on the shelves at Big Gary's in Putnam, CT and decided to give this canned offering a try.

Poured from the can revealed a dark gold, almost bronze in color and a off white head which left beautiful lacing down the side of the glass.

The nose picked up wonderful notes of citrus and pine, sticky hop essence came through quite clearly. Reminds me of the dank IPA's i've had in the past. Few more dark hop notes, rather than the lighter variety.

Taste - I didn't know what to expect so I left that up to the senses. I was pleasantly surprised that this CT brewed IPA did me proud to be CT born and raised. Citrus notes up front and plenty of hop bitterness to balance out the sweet malts. Lingering finish that had a welcomed flavor that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Nice little kick on the end that makes this IPA stand out from the rest. Keeps me coming back for more.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation for the style. Almost chewy but not quite.

Overall - I was very pleased with this IPA. In the vast ocean of IPA's, this one stands out from the rest with his unique flavors in the finish. I'm glad I picked this up and I will be returning to it till the fall brews make their way here. I can't wait to see what else they offer.

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Photo of rorjets
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Trying another local in-state brewery for the first time. These 16 oz cans of 'Hopstillo' from Broad Brook Brewing, across the Connecticut River in East Windsor, were a new find for me. And I have to say it was a delightful find.

When you pull the tab to open the can, there is an immediate smell of fruit and piney woods. On the pour, there was a nice long-lasting head topping an amber colored brew. This is definitely a West Coast style IPA that has a strong citrus and pine taste on the first sip. 6.8% ABV but very smooth. The 82 IBUs registers as you swallow, but it still has a clean finish.

I found this beer to be one of the better IPAs I have had from this state, truly deeelicious!

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Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewery. Balanced, simcoe hop profile, not overly bitter, enjoyable.

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Photo of gemery554
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can....canning date (?) info supplied via a sticker on the plastic 4 pack holder.

Pour is clouded brownish amber, under a long lasting pillowy cap. Head slowly, slowly fades to a frothy film and leaves all sorts of thicker lace on the glass.

Grapefruit and some maple malts on the nose

Drinkable and enjoyable IPA, on the English side of the IPA world. Malts/caramel notes quite evident. Hops speak of soft grapefruit, mango and assorted mellow tropical shades. Balanced, soft on the palate, approachable and nicely crafted.

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Photo of Justin8mypants
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of far333
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Clear apricot colored with streams of fine bubbles rising up to an off-white finely bubbled head of foam that lingers long. Aroma of floral hops, tangerine, some sweet malt. Flavors of floral and citrus hops upfront, followed by piney bitters, and an unfortunate note of creamed corn. Sweet malt rides beneath. Pine and grapefruit rind lingers. Full mouthfeel, round and creamy, finishes with a tingle. Decent beer, but there are better IPAs.

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Photo of bbudnik
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of poporojo
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A bit darker than pale, probably 12 - 14 SRM. Edit to note some yeast/residue from my 16 oz can poured into a pint glass.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of grahuba
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ScottieD
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Stubbie1
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold in color, tight white head forms on top a good two fingers worth. Slowly the head faded with a thin lace ring on the top, each sip left its mark on my glass. Citrus on the nose all the way. Hint of malt up front on the taste with a total hop takeover.

Overall a solid brew.

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Photo of DanE
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can. Sampled on Aug. 14, 2015

The pour is mainly brown with a decent head. The head lingers.

The aroma tends to be mainly sweet and malty with a kind of grassy hop note in there.

Medium body.

The taste is far more malt forward than hop forward given the style. Basically smooth all around and that is not bad.

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Photo of TWStandley
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Tbone2131
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hos
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hopstillo IPA from Broad Brook Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.
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