Hoppy Claus Holiday Ale | Hoppy Brewing Co.

Hoppy Claus Holiday AleHoppy Claus Holiday Ale
BA SCORE
3.42/5
52 Ratings
Hoppy Claus Holiday AleHoppy Claus Holiday Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppy Brewing Co.
California, United States
hoppy.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pjwilson on 12-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,425
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
52
pDev:
17.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of JoeCorleone
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Draft, Bay Area Brew Festival, San Francisco 1/24/15) Nutmeg spiciness was the most memorable quality of this beer, however I cannot say I will be trying others from this brewer.

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Photo of jdelenikos89
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Skyjmpr
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark red colored body.
The aroma is rich malt, cinnamon and fresh baked bread. Nice.
The taste is super sweet throughout. There are little bits of spice and lemon, but the sweetness is dominating.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
The sweetness is too much for me.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of bum732
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

S: Faint citrus hops, fruity malt backbone, touch of cinnamon, fairly muted all around.

L: Fairly clear orangish red. Creamy white that dissipates. Ok lacing.

T: Earthy cinnamon up front with some earthy, hop flavor. Toasty malt backbone prominent throughout. Medium earthy bitterness with some subtle spiciness, cinnamon and cardamom. Slight bisquity backbone. Finishes with some hoppy dryness with the bisquity backbone complementing.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Meh, fairly hoppy "winter warmer". Pretty mediocre.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow orange citrus and notes of candy sugar and nutmeg. In the taste, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and a pinch of all spice. A spice bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange peel and spice in the aftertaste. Nice spice and quite enjoyable, but just over average.

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Photo of Calculat0r
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Photo of Dethsloth7
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tawny copper color, good head and residual foaming. There's even a little lacing here and there. A little cloudy too.

Toasty crackers and a little cinnamon and mace. Add to that some hops on the more "Holiday Spice" end of the aroma spectrum.

A weird, agave alcoholic spice note that mixes with heavily toasted malts, not too well. I get som cinnamon and mace like X-Mas spice flavors, but then there's that Agave, Tequila flavor.

The palate is a weird, oil and water mix. Not bad to try, but I will not buy again or recommend this beer to others.

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange white head that settles to a thin film. Small foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of some malt and subdued vegetal/herbal hops. Taste is of malt and herbal hops with a weird dirt like aftertaste. There is a pretty assertive medicinal hop bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a slightly crisp mouthfeel with a drying aspect. Overall, this is a pretty average beer in all the areas that matter. I picked one of these up on clearance at Total Wine and I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this one.

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Photo of sweethome
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is clean - dark golden color. White head lingers for some time.

Nose of clover honey and ginger. Some alcohol.

Entry is thick - big blast of ginger takes over and fights to hold on. Warmth late and some nice hopping provides a bit of balance. Plenty of clove here too. Very spicey beer. Big body, thick and warming.

I really like the mouthfeel and warming effect. Ginger is a bit harsh and clove only adds to that effect.

A decent winter warmer with a nice feel - just a little out of kilter on the spices.

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Hoppy Claus Holiday Ale from Hoppy Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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