Hoperation Overload | DESTIHL Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihlbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Imperial or 'Double' India Pale Ale with characteristically intense yet greatly balanced hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It is deep golden-light amber/copper in color, although the use of the huge amounts of hops may cause a degree of appropriate hop haze. Alcohol strength is high but balanced by the hops and malt profile.

85 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 09-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
370
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
56
For Trade:
0
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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slipperysoup
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rifleman_zach
4.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper color with some haze because of the large amounts of hops used. Has a nice slightly hoppy nose with a very smooth middle. The finish has a very nice smooth malt and just a little dry afterward. Very nice for a dipa i will habe to try more beers from them.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint honey orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of pillowy/cloudy half finger thick layer surrounded by a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pine/resin, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over sweet caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of caramel and bready malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness which lingers. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of pine/resin, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops (in descending order of strength) which contribute a slightly stronger than moderate amount of bitterness which lingers slightly in the finish though the sweetness carries through as well.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Chewy with a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Perhaps slightly too balanced, not allowing either the malty sweetness or hop flavors/aromas really be the star. Easy to drink and enjoyable, just not that interesting.

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Photo of deereless
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joe12pk
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeint
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It was good not worth what they were charging

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Photo of PhilMiller
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bdilly
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparty55
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tariq1
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tmryan21
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Dark for an IPA - kind of a caramel brown color.

Smell: Very sweet and more malty than hoppy. Smelled like a light barleywine. Slight citrus scent.

Taste: Not very balanced. More malty than hoppy like the aroma. The hops come through on the back-end, but there is really not much there.

Feel: Moderate body and pretty boozy. I know its a big beer, but the alcohol is not hidden well.

Overall: Not one I would buy again. I usually enjoy Destihl brews, but this one just didn't cut it for me.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.69/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of harsley
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ben_Swartz
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hoperation Overload from DESTIHL Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 370 ratings.
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