Hop Soup | Faction Brewing

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88
very good
40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Faction Brewing
California, United States
factionbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Paccamacca on 02-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a golden tan in color. There’s an amazing aroma that’s fresh and vibrant, with a great piney citrus peel combination.

Tastes piney, chewy, resiny, with that wonderful citrus profile. There’s a pleasing bitterness that opens up into a long delicious finish. This was fantastic.

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Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Beer21
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewcycler
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dertyd
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear pale gold body topped by a finger of foam. Nose is a mix of bright pineapple and stone fruit with a touch of resinous pine beneath. There's a bit of sweetness, but not much actual malt or grain presence. Good clean fermentation. Nicely balanced on the palate, big juicy pineapple and peach, a little sweetness, and a bit of piney old-school C-hop roughness. Medium-light body with moderate bitterness that's clean and doesn't linger. This is very good - not as malty and sweet as Faction's other IPAs have been. Dialed in and delicious.

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Photo of fragacp
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Recently had this Double IPA on Draft at a local Tap Room (Beer Baron - Pleasanton). Pour was in a traditional pint class.

L - The looks was a light orange ,cloudy color. A little bit lighter than a Pliny. Head was a nice cream color.

S - Nice Deep Floral Bouquet with a bitter scent on the end. I tend to gravitate toward a more floral IPA.

T - This double lets you know the hops mean business. Comes with a hint of alcohol burn, which I tend to enjoy. Not as smooth as a Pliny but definitely not over powering.

F – Slight heavy feel. Nice not to have it wafer thin and sharp like a wine or a sour.

O – Overall I am a fan of this Double IPA. Powerful enough for one to serve as a night cap or start the night off on the right foot.

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Photo of stratusjeans
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Databrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of wlynch
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdown
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LloydBobBoozehound
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of kjlcm
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JerseyHopHead
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leilei143
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jciechoski
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- beautiful gold-peach, super clear and crisp, great lacing, mild carbonation.

S- sweet-grassy pine, dank tropical notes, bandaid, earthy undertones.

T- lovely iipa from faction, the malt bill has a nice backbone of caramel and two row that gives the pungent hop qualities room to shine, lots of earthy spicey notes, marijuana-like, juicy, bright. Surprisingly not too much of a bite, nice and balanced. Long bitter finish.

F- crisp and sharp up front, quickly rounds out to a smooth slippery maltiness, then back to the bitter finish.

O- solid iipa, reminds me of Pliny the elder, tons of hop essence while maintaining a smooth balance, would buy again no doubt, just wish faction would release more specific information about the hops, malts, yeast, etc. of the brew.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice tan gold color with a white head on top. Can smell lots of hops along with a citrus and earthy smell. Very light taste of hops with some malts on the back end.

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Hop Soup from Faction Brewing
4.18 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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