Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale)Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale)
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Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale)Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by shirfan on 04-01-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 425
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Momar42
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Delirium tulip glass.

A - Cloudy, medium orange color. Very little head, not sure if its due to the age of the bottle or the actual beer itself. What little head that did form disappears rapidly with no lacing.

S - Very faint hops, mild citrus aroma, nice smell but very slight overall. Was looking for something more.

T - Quite sweet up front, midway through the hops kick in, but very subtly. Finishes smooth with a very faint bitterness. Overall taste is sweet, atypical for most IIPAs.

M - Very smooth mouthfeel due to the sweetness. It coats nicely and is pleasant.

O - Overall a pretty decent, easily drinkable (especially for the ABV) IIPA. Far less bitterness than the average IIPA with a much higher sweetness as well. I found myself enjoying it in spite of the slight disappointment in bitterness. Strangely I found myself drawing comparisons to Delirium Tremens as it warmed up. If you can find it, give it a try. If you are looking for bitterness, give it a pass.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Jimmys
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber into tulip. no bottled on date found.

A: hazy yellow body with a bubbly off-white head on top. retention is more of a rim, but the lacing

S: sort of green tea-like aroma. fruity. mangos. cantaloupe. good aromas, but nothing is really jumping out at me. more nuances than anything.

T: cotton candy. a little minty. the malt is simple, but definitely evident towards the finish. the flavor leaves a lingering bubblegum on the palate.

M: slightly below moderate carbonation on a medium/full body.

D: interesting take on a DIPA. a lot of pale malt, touch of what, and just 2 hop varieties make for a pretty simplistic brew. definitely drinkable, but not my favorite from southern tier.

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of zaphodchak
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fluff white head and pale golden body.

Smells sweet, like caramel-honey.

Sweet, honeyed and with a good, herbal and faintly spicy. Hoppy finish, but often sweet and well balanced, though bold in terms of sweetness and hops.

Mouthfeel nails it, nice and smooth..

Surprisingly sweet, and if you like that, you're golden. I did.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jeffmart22
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange color with a one finger white head that dissipates. Light lacing on the glass. Just a little alcohol clinging to the glass.

A - Heavy, pungent hop aroma. Smells very astringent . I can pick up some citrus aromas like orange and lemon. Slight malt sweetness and alcohol on the nose.

T - Nice bitterness. Drinks like a DIPA. Bitter from start to finish. Hints of sweet malt and tart citrus. Alcohol is warming but hard to detect. The flavor duration is long and it finishes dry.

M- Medium in body. Slightly resinous. Very astringent.

O - Very nice. I will drink again.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FattyJLE
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

S – Pine, citrus and tropical fruits, lemon zest. Candy malts emerge with warmth.

A – Absolutely crystal clear, gold with a 2-finger cream-colored, fluffy head. Sticky lacing coats the glass. Streams of effervescence.

T – Piney, spicy, resinous hop flavor right from the start. A moderate bitterness soon gives way to sugary malts. Piney with hints of tropical fruit hop flavor emerge in the middle. A warming from the alcohol is present but just enough to be perceived. Finishes relatively sweet with a bitterness that lingers only for an instant.

M – Medium carbonation is just right. Medium mouthfeel. A slight warming of alcohol.

O – An outstanding beer. Impressive hop bitterness very well balanced by an equally hefty malt backbone and flavorful hop profile. This beer boasts a relatively stout 8% abv yet is still incredibly drinkable. I’m glad I enjoyed this in a bomber because 12 oz. would not have been enough. Will definitely have again and highly recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured clear and gold into my snifter with a nice 1-finger head. Good retention. Interesting nose. It's fairly sweet and reminds me of a German Riesling with just a hint of orange peel.

Nice flavor. Slight (very slight) taste of alcohol muted by predominantly sweet flavors of honey, fruit juice, marmalade and bread and butter. The sweet, bready flavors are nicely balanced by hops, but the hops are far from massive and assertive and merely lend a lemony hint to the breadiness. Finish is soft and subtle, not really dry at all (pity). Mouthfeel is firm and slightly creamy.

This beer has a very interesting taste, but it's a bit too sweet for my palate to revisit more than occasionally. Still, it's a very good beer and I may try it again in the future just to see if my impressions of it are any different.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82% out of 100 with 521 ratings
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