Hopsters Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,856
Ranked #28,266
3.8 | pDev: 13.42%
Hopsters Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Hopsters in the Boston seaport
Clear copper color liquid, thin white foam ring
Not much aroma
Malt is dominant taste
Mediums mouthfeel
Nice beer

Sep 28, 2019
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DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy stray to orange, soft soapy head with good retention

S - Floral lemon zest, lemongrass, rosemary and strawberry

T - Citrus zest, slightly soapy

M - Good amount of carbonation and stiff dry backbone

O - A fine modern IPA

Apr 15, 2018
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Beerguy1990 from Massachusetts

1.72/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can’t beleive they this this juice bomb. It’s so gross. If I didn’t pay 20 bucks for a 4 pack of this I would pour I.T down the drain. I even gave some away for free lol

Mar 20, 2018
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BFCarr from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy amber from the 32 oz crowler. Aroma is fruity and pleasant. Taste is solid and hoppy/sweet. Feel is good, soft and pleasing. Overall, it's a good american IPA.

Jun 07, 2016
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color. Light lace from the nearly nonexistent head.

There is a good combination of hop and malt to the aroma. The hop wins out with a peppery, kick-ass presence.

The taste starts with teetering malt presence. There's a powerful hop push that dominates. Good body with a below average level of carbonation. The aftertaste lasts throughout the tasting with a neutrally bitter kick. Overall, very bitter for the style.

Apr 17, 2016
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MA_hops from Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Opaque, golden bronze head with carbonated bubbles rising to top of glass. Minimal head that quickly dissipates.
S: Sweet caramel like with grapefruit notes. Hint of dank, tropical citrus.
T: Similar to the nose. The dank notes are harder to detect. Pine, tropical tasting.
M: Medium carbonation, crisp, very bitter, dry and hoppy finish.
O: Solid double IPA. Definitely would like to have another.

Apr 08, 2016
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jpakstis from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This batched was hopped with citra and amarillo. 16 ounce can, poured into a pint glass. 2 finger head and a beautiful amber appearance with an unfiltered and cloudy clarity. The citra was especially present in the aroma and a strong grapefruit flavor from the amarillo.

Body was OK; very drinkable but not a ton of mouthfeel. Nice bitterness and no boozy taste despite it being an imperial IPA. Overall a very nice batch! I don't know when this was canned, but it seems different from prior reviews.

Apr 06, 2016
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mirish72 from Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a four pack yesterday that was canned in early March. Was told it was a "VT style" DIPA. Tried it last night and was totally underwhelmed and actually poured 2/3 of it down the drain. Way too malty and thin, save your money on this one.

Apr 01, 2016
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vegas_scumbag from Nevada

2.24/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Darker than normal DIPA with hardly any nose to speak of. Smells sweet, tastes sweet, lingers sweet. I ended up putting 3/4 of the beer down the drain which is a shame at $14/4pk. I'll throw the rest out on garbage day. Save your money on this one. I wish I would have read this review before buying this dud. FTR: canned on 1/26 drank on 3/2 so can't even use expired as an excuse.

Mar 03, 2016
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Horbar from Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can.
Clear copper color.
Nothing distinct on the nose but sweetness.
Not unpleasant to taste, but the sweet caramel notes are close to off-putting.
Sticky on the palate.
It's alright but I would only try it again on draft.

Feb 27, 2016
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slarrage from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super dry hopped Newtonian, canned 1/20/16, 8.4% abv

A- Amber
S- overripe peach, candied fruits
T- juicy, sweet/caramel
M- big time resin
O-very good, big juicy/sticky hop goodness - on the sweet side, but easy drinking

Feb 13, 2016
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