Hop On Top
Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,112
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,857
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.23%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
119
From:
Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
89
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argock from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

09/19/18 on bottom of can.

A: amber with 1-finger off-white Head with decent retention and spotty lacing.

S: hoppy aromas dominate with grapefruit, pineapple, honeysuckle, and pine - classic WCIPA aroma profile - with nondescript pale malt cracker in background. A little dank, spicy, weed nite in the mix as well.

T: very clean hop profile with pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and floral coming through. Light caramel with some cracker. Medium-high bitterness. Old school, big West Coast IPA flavor.

M: medium body, maybe even a bit more which makes this a bit more filling and a little less dry than it could be.

O: a delicious old school IPA — I wish I had bought 3-4 more.

Oct 22, 2018
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nick_perry from North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Golden/orange color. Foamy head with a lot of retention. Dank aromas of hops and citrus. Taste matches. Not too overpowering with hops, but strong citrus, tropical fruit, and pine flavors. A bit heavy on the grapefruit, which I dislike because I don’t like grapefruit, but that’s just a personal taste. Very smooth. Somewhat dry finish.

Mar 11, 2017
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BubbleBobble from New York

4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can into pint glass, moderate off white head, streaks of lacing left behind. Pine, resin, ripe pineapple all there, slightest bit of hemp. Extremely balanced taste, a bit fruit forward, but the hops linger and don't allow anything to overpower here. Mouth feel a little bit thin, but that would be my only drawback here. Crushable and delicious - wish I could get more!

Jan 29, 2017
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice light hazed golden pour, medium white head and nice lacing. Strong citrus hop aroma. Notes of deep wood resinous pine, sap, cracker, and grapefruit rinds. Light, crisp and dry. Good effort, bitter classic no frills IPA.

Jan 21, 2017
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Medium golden pour, finger white head has good retention, leaves rings of lace. Mild piney aroma, light grain. Light malt sweetness, plenty of pine, resiny, grapefruit peel big time. Dry finish, medium silky feel. Very tasty West Coast IPA.

Nov 05, 2016
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop on Top pours to large, pebbly off-white head on a moderately hazy, effervescent gold body; head retention is moderate and lacing is good, consisting of sticky bands and caverns. The nose is big, leading with candied/spiced grapefruit and following up with big cannabis notes, spicy florals and hints of more bitter citrus; modest alcohol overtones ride atop it all. Up front, the flavor is medium-bitter grapefruit with some candy-like spice. Mid-palate a stronger-than-expected caramelly/bready malt character emerges, rolling perceived bitterness back to a light level for the style, and modest pineapple juice notes and hints of IPA soap reinforce the citrus hop flavor. The finish is a modest hit of nutty malt and soap, followed by the onset of a nice, assertive, slightly grassy resinous pine bitterness that lasts for a good while. Mouthfeel is on par with the light-medium body, and the texture is medium-creamy, a bit slick, and medium-peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (16 oz can, 55 days after pkg)

Oct 17, 2016
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beerbully from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Dogfish IPA Glass

L-Clear, straw color........big 2 fingers head......lots of retention, white foamy head.......thick lacing that runs down side of glass

S-Sweet tropical hops combine with sweet malts........orange, mango, pineapple

T-Follows nose.......mango, pineapple......slightly dank.......slight resin......mild bitter finish with rind and pine

M-less than medium......juicy, mild carbonation.....

O-Good IPA that I would visit again

Oct 08, 2016
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - Cloudy golden color very nice white head great lacing.

Smell - Wow loads of citrus, mango, grapefruit, orange. Nice hoppy smell also has a sweet smell as well.

Taste - Very juicy loads of grapefruit, mango, orange peel. Nice hoppiness and sweet malty flavor.

Feel - Medium body, great carbonation nice bite from the hops.

Overall - An excellent beer, I love the juicy flavor and the smell is amazing!!!

Aug 27, 2016
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ColdOneKev from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - golden body, mostly clear with a large white head that leaves heavy lacing.
S - Citrus forward hops for sure.
T - Very juicy. Almost makes me think of a hop shake from NE, but it is way too clear for that.
M - Low carb, medium to heavy body.
O - One of the best new IPA's in NC. Get some.

Aug 06, 2016
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a four pack at The Dispensary in Apex today. This is a new brewer for me, although I've been hearing their radio commercials for a year or two. Pours a light amber with orange highlights. Head and lace don't really make the cut but the nose is pleasant, with plenty of citrus hops and a touch of other fruits. Perhaps mango?

Citrus is again dominant in the taste, with decent but not overbearing malt- biscuit balance. Some pine
flavors as well, but nothing withering or overpowering. Mellow and flavorful for 7%, which can be a hard trifecta to achieve. I could stand a touch more stiffness in the texture, and the finish turns a bit watery and grainy for my taste.

A bit of a mixed bag overall, but fairly promising and a touch different so I would try this agaIN

Jun 17, 2016
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into sam Adams glass

Translucent amber, tons of micr carbonation, one finger off white foam cap, good lacings

Nice grapefruit aroma, pine , whiff of tropical, whiff of malt

Taste of the pine hops over malt, slight bitter bite, dry finish

Good beer

May 21, 2016
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark orange. Small head that disappears with a small ring around the glass. Big, bright citrus punch on the nose. Also some dankness and onion. Bitter grapefruit, lemon, cattiness and oniony hops round out this easy drinking IPA.

May 20, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is loaded with tons of grapefruit pith and pine resin. The beer is copper colored and leaves some spotty white lacing. The smell and taste are grapefruit, pine and sweet malt that has a caramel taste. This beer is tasty and dank.

Apr 10, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Beerness for this one, hope its fresh, no date on there.

Pours a decent foamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, whispy foamy lacing, mostly clear slight chill hazed honey tan orange color.

Nose is pretty nice, some fruity hops, a little tropical notes, grapefruit pith, some generic fruit, little orange-y like citrus juice, mixed citrus juice, with a little musty note, mild grassy hops as well, little sweet amber malt.

Taste brings mild sweet malts, some candy reddish caramel malts out front, juicy malty flavor. Then into hops, mild hops though, some grassy and a little spicy at first, then into some orange rind, generic fruit juice and pith, hint of fruity bubblegum with plenty of pith, grapefruit notes, and hint of dankness. Finish is drier a little sticky, fair bitterness, hops turn a bit spicy and earthy, hint of pine even, mild resin and more pith lingering.

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb.

Overall eh, a bit too malty but not too bad, hops are OK, nothing special, a pleasant beer though.

Jul 13, 2015
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured ontap at the brewery, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, copper coloring, with a fluffy, low profile, bright white head. Nose of bright citrus notes, heavy in grapefruit, with a solid caramel backbone, and a solid resinous tone. Smells delicious. Flavors are very resinous hops forward, bitter and dank, with a tart grapefruit tart and sweet, and subtle caramel undertones. The beer is midbodied and slightly dry, with a bitter pitch and resinous aftertaste. Dry, smooth finish. Good beer.

Nov 25, 2014
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wedge from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Ridgewood

Pale golden color under a pure-white head that drops to a slim ring and leaves a bit of lace. Aromas of oily citrus, pine needles, and a bit of grain. Bright, snappy, lemony citrus hop flavor with a little grain, grapefruit, and slight pine. Crisp and surprisingly light making this ridiculously drinkable for 7% ABV. A bitter and bright IPA that makes me want to check out some other beers over at Lynnwood.

Edit: On tap at the source... this is a damn solid IPA. Very citrusy, green, crisp, and bitter. Very little malt. One of the better NC IPAs, really. I'm upping my score.

Feb 08, 2014
Hop On Top from Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 119 ratings