Hopocalypse Black Label
Drake's Brewing Co.

Hopocalypse Black LabelHopocalypse Black Label
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #180
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,443
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 8.39%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
177
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Drake's Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
94
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Hopocalypse Black LabelHopocalypse Black Label
Notes: Pry the cap off catastrophe. Hopocalypse Triple IPA contains an arsenal of hops including Chinook, Jarrylo, Amarillo, and El Dorado. Together they’ll bombard you with notes of pineapple, mango and orange spice. Embrace your hoppy destruction with this elusive release, only available in bottles on Hopocalypse Day each year.
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4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 16, 2015
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Hopocalypse Black Label
Drakes brewing
Triple IPA
12.5% ABV
100 IBU

APPEARANCE: Poured a dark over ripe nectarine color, subtle but bright light honey colored variations throughout. Big fluffy loosely bubbled 2 finger head that dissipated slowly leaving a nice spotted lacing on the glass. Really enjoy the color of this beer!

AROMA: Smells like I'm cutting fresh fruit for a tropical salad. Mango, papaya and pineapple. Lemon zest and a nice malty sweetness. Very I pressed with the nose on this considering it's a more then a few months old. Juicy and wet aroma not much of a hop present. Possibly slight pine resin but that also could because I know what drinking and what I should be looking for.

TASTE: Wow! This tastes amazing. Like a party in my mouth and tropical fruit was invited. So much mango, nectarine candied pineapple but not overwhelming at all. Nice squeeze of fresh lemon comes in and I'm actually picking up some nice muted hops that work really well. I am getting some honey sweet malty goodness coming through I'm assuming more now then would be if fresh. Slight bitterness on the end that really pulls the flavor profile together.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium plus body and a lazy low carbonation that just kinda pops and tingles slightly. Light oil slickness with a great bitter warm finish from the high ABV.

OVERALL: I was very impressed with this triple for such a high ABV it was very drinkable for me. I enjoyed every last drop! Would love to have had this fresh to compare. It did drink a bit more like a barley wine almost like an aged hopslam. I would for sure search this out either fresh or with age on it any day!

RATING: 4.8/5 Zombie Heads!

Jun 28, 2014
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ppavlick from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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JackTse from California

4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hopocalypse is probably my favorite triple IPA because of how drinkable it is.

Appearance:
Deep amber, great to look at - make you thirsty looking at it

Smell:
Could have better nose but it's not outwardly friendly. Still smells fresh, hoppy as is

Taste:
Black label wins in taste. Great balance for a triple at 12%. For me, a triple should be shooting for this balance rather than palette destruction

Mouthfeel:
Wins in mouthfeel as well. That malt sticks with you in the right way and that intricate balance with the IBUs is just heavenly.

This is an outstanding beer and you should try it while it's available.

Feb 03, 2014
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Hopocalypse Black Label from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 177 ratings