Hopulization | Stoneface Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoneface Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
stonefacebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This New England style double IPA has the highest ABV of any IPA we brew. Double-dry hopped with irresponsible amounts of Galaxy and Calypso hops, we achieve a big fruity aroma with lots of peach, citrus and passionfruit.
Fun Fact: This is considered the “citrusy” double in our portfolio. The name was born when Pete & Erol tried to explain ‘hop utilization’ (how well hops impart their taste and aroma into beer) and got tongue-tied calling it Hopulization.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#689
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
232
pDev:
7.78%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
55
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 232
Reviews by Almighty1:
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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of WesMantooth
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

It is predominantly cloudy. Gold in color. A sticky head clings all over the glass.

Aroma is fairly muted for me. Some tropical fruits, a lot of malts, and some grain alcohol. There is something very distinct in there that I can't pin down though. Interesting...

The taste is much more assertive. Mango, grapefruit, fresh homemade bread like grains, and more than anything else, that unique item that I can smell so strong. It might be Paw Paw fruit/papaya?? Hard to describe, but I think I had it before in Jackie O's Paw Paw Wheat. A very earthy, dull (in a good way), stone ground, barley like flavor combined with a non sweet, peach pit like fruit. Very different. I like it. This one is sneaky hoppy. Nowhere near assertive, but it has a solid, lingering bitterness.

The feel is insane. I am giving it a 5 here. Lots of body, but so drinkable.

I am kind of surprised at the ratings being as high as they are. Not a negative thing. It's just that I find this so balanced I figured people would not be wowed by it. Very tasty beer that stands out a bit in a crowded field.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A friend of mine sent me this DIPA and I thought it was really great.

Look - Cloudy amber/orange like apple juice with a two inch white head.

Aroma - The aroma was fruity, citrus, a bit floral.

Taste - The taste was very fruity, grapefruit, mango, papaya, as well as some pine and grassy taste, perhaps some yeast too.

Overall - Very juicy, relatively light, delicious.

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Photo of Piels25
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of chefdave37
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gonzo000
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dlucas10
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smanson56
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2ellas
3.81/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drink fresh; bottled on 2/24/16. Consumed on 3/23/16; I suppose 28 days is still fresh. Light straw color appearance with quite the large off-white frothy head. Spots of lacing stick to the sides of the glass. Beautiful aroma of tropical fruits and citrus. Flavors match the nose but a little more muted. Mildly carbonated with some sweetness to cut the hop bitterness. Overall, this is one impressive double ipa. I'll go out on a limb and say this is up there and quite possibly a top ten or maybe even five imperial ipa for me personally. Enjoy!

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Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Ace1117
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of apkarian100
4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KRG
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaightAshbury
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of FINEME
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me of Pliny. I like this better tho. Think Pliny but available in the Northeast. Hopefully they get their hands on more galaxy hops and brew more often. I hear another batch is coming soon!!!

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Photo of rosstracy
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BA-Landers
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Kinger86
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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Hopulization from Stoneface Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 232 ratings