Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Hoppelhammer | Whitewater Brewing Co

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
HoppelhammerHoppelhammer
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
13 Ratings
HoppelhammerHoppelhammer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Whitewater Brewing Co
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
whitewaterbrewery.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StJamesGate on 02-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
13
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Richie71
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mickwin
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look:cloudy, rather like cold tea, meagre head
Smell: malt and caramel, quite appealing
Taste: lots of caramel, some malt, nice balance of bitter and sweet.
Feel:smooth with a little fizz
Overall: nice beer, I find it to have just a little too much caramel and not enough hops.

 277 characters

Photo of beerinabottle
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RevMikeT
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from Winemart, Enniskillen (£2.59):
Very enjoyable stuff, one of the best beers from the north of Ireland that I've tried thus far. There was plenty of hops & tropical fruits with a sweet malts, caramel & toffee backing that was well balanced & went down easily. A beer well worth looking out for.

 311 characters

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - An almost tea like colouration similar to Darjeeling or Ceylon with a thick foam head that has very good retention and leaves a nice amount of sticky lace in the glass!

Smell - Toffee and biscuit almost like sticky toffee pudding some floral and leafy tones similar to cherry blossom. then there is a wonderful hit of dark chocolate!

Taste - An amazing sweet and bitter balance between the malt and the hops. Lots of woody elements and floral leafy flavour punchy bitter dark chocolate notes all balanced with the toffee pudding character. A wonderful balance.

MF - Creamy with a bitter dry end and very very good linger.

Overall - Another winner from the brewery in the mountains that sweep down to the sea. Great balance and complex flavour. The notes here say it retired, but where I come from this bad boy is alive and kicking so Drink up BAs!

 864 characters

Photo of RedDieselBrewing
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Eramen
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice shade of light amber-copper, thin half-finger head that leaves sparse lacing.

S - Marmalade, heavy citrus and hop earthiness.

T - Again definitely leaning towards the hops with a sweet citrus, caramel sweetness, and a little resin flavor.

MF - Quite nice carbonation, though I'd prefer if there was a little more. There is just slim traces of bubbles edging toward the surface but the liquid still contains a decent amount.

O - A decent IPA, it seems this style is all the rage nowadays with brewery's attempting it with great or less than stellar results. This one has just made it over 'the line'. I'd try it again.

 632 characters

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with loose eggshell head that leaves the odd trail.
Cut peel marmalade and a bit of yellow cake on the nose.
Jaffa cakes and bit of mango with mild orange hops.
Cointreau finish and tightening linger.
Light to medium, crisp, oily.

This was brewed and bottled for the Belfast Beer Festival at the end of November. I didn't get the fuss then (even on cask) and I still don't now. Round and please premium bitter with a nice dose of EKG, but nothing that should have a hop bine on the label.

Hop mallet, more like.

 525 characters

Hoppelhammer from Whitewater Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 13 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.