Hoppalachia IPA | Granite Falls Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
84
good
42 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granite Falls Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
granitefallsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our pioneering IPA is a free spirit who ventures off the well-worn trail. She scored our Brewmaster a Silver medal at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival, and this beauty has grown up a lot since then. Pouring hazy orange-amber with a wispy head, our flagship IPA has Cascade, Simcoe, and other American hops, and is double dry hopped with Citra hops. Go nose in and delight over aromas of pine resin and tangerine, tropical bursts of midevening sunshine. The flavor profile is full-bodied—citrus, grapefruit, caramel, orange peel, bitter but with sturdy malt support. Hoppalachia will take you to the peak of the mountains feeling like you have finally reached your goal! Welcome to the land of Pioneers.

Added by danger79 on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by qcbrewer:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Deep reddish amber hue shows a good clarity, decent head retention ... lacing is pretty thin. Caramel, some citrus zest, ripe fruit, and toffee in the nose. Smooth and a little slick, medium bodied. Lots of hop flavor, citrus pith, rind, pine resin, blonde tobacco and fresh cut grass. Hint of caramel, breadiness from the malt, and some buttery flavor that distracts the palate a bit. Not half bad, that butter tone needs to be cleaned up and the hop profile could use some work. All in all a decent IPA.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into glass. Orange, Amber color with modest head that fell away. Descent carbonation is visible allowing oranges, grapefruit and hops to rise to the nose. Grapefruit and hint of orange evident on front of palate leaving a lingering crisp bitter taste at finish. Enjoyable!

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant gold amber under a 3” foam cap that lasts 4 minutes. Produces a thick lattice of lace. S: Initial grass gives way to citrus and fruit. Hop aromas are medium, malt aromas are medium low. T: Attacks with begins with fruit flavors seasoned with herbal hops, citrus, grapefruit and light caramel. Starts lightly sweet, drying out on the finish with a light astringency. The bitterness is moderately high and lingering. Clean fermentation character. F: Very creamy, medium light body, medium carbonation. O: A slightly sweet easy drinker.

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Photo of Cpawsat
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of robebo44
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and delicate lacing on the surface in the center.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with flavors of bitter grapefruit and oranges, but there are underlying notes of caramel malts. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. The bitter grapefruit flavors linger into the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is nice if you like flavors of bitter grapefruit. The hops also deliver a nice bite of crispness to the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Trainstation
4.68/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I believe this is my new favorite beer. I can't say this any better than they do...
Pouring hazy orange-amber with a wispy head, our flagship IPA has Cascade, Simcoe, and other American hops, and is double dry hopped with Citra hops. Go nose in and delight over aromas of pine resin and tangerine, tropical bursts of midevening sunshine. The flavor profile is full-bodied—citrus, grapefruit, caramel, orange peel, bitter but with sturdy malt support.

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Photo of Toynk
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dave317
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and faint amounts of amber + honey orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of caramel + grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of slightly sweet caramel malts with a light amount of grainy malt flavors as well. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit pith hops with a light flavor of herbal hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink though slightly sweet for an IPA. Enjoyable with nice hop aromas and flavors and well hidden alcohol. I'd definitely grab another one of these.

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Photo of baklo
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of kell50
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kruky
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of qcghost
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lewiscb
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of inspektor
1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

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Hoppalachia IPA from Granite Falls Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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