Bane Of Existence | Hitchhiker Brewing Company

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3.92/5
Very Good
22 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hitchhiker Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
hitchhikerbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Notes of passion fruit, gooseberry, stone fruit, and fresh pine.

Added by asabreed on 06-20-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,077
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
22
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of asabreed
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a fresh 64 oz. growler into a Hitchhiker pint glass.

A: Beautifully hazy and unfiltered. Moderately yellow with some orange in there too. Nice lacing. A pleasure to look at.

S: Juicy without being cloying. Trident orange tropical gum. Grapefruit and orange rind. Pineapple. Citrus rind all over the place.

T: Super bright and fresh and tropical. What's great here is the welcomed bitterness without the DIPA sweetness that can come with a higher ABV. Lemongrass, mango, pineapple, Trident orange gum, orange rind, grapefruit. Balanced and nuanced and impressive.

M: Moderately carbonated. Fitting and complimentary to all the flavors.

O: Extremely impressive. Hitchhiker is getting exponentially better. This is a potential game-changing brew for the style from a local Pittsburgh brewery. If I could get this all the time it would easily be a go-to. Bravo.

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Photo of hilgart1
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got this bad boy as an unexpected little gem in a trade with BA legend kevbot89, poured from a 32oz crowler dated 8/6 into a tulip glass

A: great looking beer, deep orange/gold color, hazy but not extreme to the point of treehouse or tired hands milkshakes etc

S: tropical juice all the way but with some of that old school pine note lingering in there somewhere too

T: excellent, I would drink this all day long, reminds me of a cross between some of the more new school east coast ipa's with the tropical fruit and peach and some of the old school greats like founders centennial or SNPA or something along those lines with that pine bitterness playing 2nd or 3rd fiddle in the back

M: overall good mouthfeel but could use just a little tick more carb, but I think that could be attributed to it being an 18 day old crowler

O: fantastic beer, would drink this all the time if it was local to me, love that it's a classic ipa abv at 6.6% so you can drink a couple too. Can't wait until the next crowler!

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Photo of heddar33
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMender7
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at the brewery
Creamy head, murky golden yellow

Nose musty dank fruit, citrus, tropical notes, creamy orange creamscicle, papaya, mango,

Taste starts very pulpy, biscuity toasted wheat, big citrus orange cream, papaya, tropical, grapefruit, resin, little pine,

Mouth is med, creamy, decent carb

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Photo of lastmango
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppytree
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
2.77/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Murky and "turbid" as the buzzwords go, pale yellow with little head. Lacks aroma, perhaps some (very) faint stone fruit and grass, but very limp. Taste was not much better, just a very washed out and flaccid beer, a teeny bit of generic citrus, bland malt, not much to speak of. Thin and watery

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Photo of Fee
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really good IPA. You can get the citrus from the smell and the taste. Nice strong hop profile. A hazy yellow color, it pours with a good head that lasts.

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Photo of rolltide
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevBot89
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewgineer
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnKochanski
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super juicy IPA from Hitchhiker Brewing Company! Citrus, passions fruit and right up from in this hazy orange elixir! Piney in the back end but nonetheless delicious!

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Photo of omahawk
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am assuming this is supposed to be a New England IPA, as it pours a murky golden tan. The appearance is a little off putting, like most NEIPAs. Smell is ripe fruit with citrus, very nice. Taste is juicy, fruity American hops that overpowers any malt. This is classic NEIPA, and its done well. Not my fave, but it delivers the style expectations.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bane Of Existence from Hitchhiker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 22 ratings