Tropical & Juicy IPA (The Hop Freshener Series) | The Hop Concept Brewing

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Tropical & Juicy IPA (The Hop Freshener Series)Tropical & Juicy IPA (The Hop Freshener Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
thehopconcept.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released in Nov 2015. Tropical & Juicy, India Pale Ale brewed with Grapefruit Juice

Aromas of floral citrus and mango dominate this release. While the flavor leads with a burst of bright papaya, pineapple and tangerine, and finishes with hints of spice from the hops and a clean, sweet malt undertone.

Added by Todd on 02-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,650
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
252
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
Wants:
10
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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of StanleysCup
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber purchased at a supermarket in LA.
The look is beautiful--straw/golden with slight haze, nice foamy head that leaves sticky lacing as it settles. It looks alive. However, the aroma is one of pine, grass, grapefruit, perhaps clove, and dank, rather than juicy tropical freshness. The taste is overpoweringly bitter and while not stale, it does not exude juicy freshness. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky and resinous and the aftertaste a long bitter linger.
I just tracked down some Pliny the Younger yesterday--a nice way to reset the rating scale. Maybe I'm being too hard on this beer. Or maybe it's good to have a nice ratings spread. I love beer, and I consider any rating >3.0 to be decent, which means I enjoy a 3.0 beer. But let's not give every beer we love a rating of 4+ or there won't be any separation at the top.

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Photo of jonnydas
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

superb. refreshing. delicious. the hops lingers. alcohol content has little bearing on the overall feel. gonna go back and buy more for sure.

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Photo of DodgerLove
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass

Appearance - Nice honey yellow, can slightly see through the glass. very minimal lacing and little to no carbonation. Decent lacing around the glass but nothing amazing.

Aroma - This comes off very fruity. It seems like pineapple off the bat with a bit of white grape. A little hint of pine but the fruit is definitely at the forefront.

Taste - Nice dry IPA, with a tart fruit flavor. Definitely tastes much more hop forward then it smells. I'm getting grapefruit mostly and a slight bit of pineapple. Do get a slight mango sweetness once the beer warms up just a bit. The sweetness is noticeable after letting it linger for a bit in between sips as well.

Mouthfeel - Thin and dry, about what you would expect from an IPA.

Overall - A very nice fruity IPA that I'd say is quite refreshing at 8.5% ABV. The tropical fruits are very apparent in this beer. It's fairly complex and I'm actually quite impressed at the change in flavor that occurs as the beer warms. Mostly tart fruit and piney on the tounge, but it does open up into a slightly sweet mango/pineapple flavor with a wonderful balance of resin.

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Photo of NorthSideSean
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Creamy looking head amber color. Pretty weak nose. Smell grapefruit. Not a ton of taste dry hops on the back. Creamy feel.

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Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DAS30
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy, golden amber color, off white head with some sticky lacing. Aroma is citrus zest and caramel malt. Light herbal notes and ripe fruit. Flavor is grapefruit and pine, with pineapple and mango. Apricot and melon as well. Juicy and resinous. A hint of floral and alcohol vapor in the finish. A bit thick for the mouthfeel. A solid beer overall.

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Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAExpert69
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For a $6.99 Bomber this is a good one.
L: Slightly hazy with thin light head. Pretty looking beer.
S: Tropical notes with mango and grapefruit vibes.
T: Tasty beer, not terribly bitter sadly but has that summer juicy vibe without being a true NEIPA (hence why it's cheap and can stay on the shelf).
F: A little thin, missing the juicy thickness the name implies.
O: 3.8969, pretty good for the price. Certainly no complaints if you are trying to get blitzed fancily, whilst also on a budget

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Photo of arizcards
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 11-11-17 for $6.99. No bottling date but i believe it was bottled in late Septemberish.

Beer poured golden orange with a beautiful white head that has some nice hang time.

Nose is slowly coming out as it warms. Notes of citrus and mango are coming out.

Taste is grapefruit and orange with a strong pine finish. Not much in the way of tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, refreshing yet smooth.

Overall a solid brew, glad to have tried.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a super clear amber gold with lots of bubbles and a full white head.

Aroma isn't as juicy as I expected. Pithy bitter hop aroma with a dry orange at the end.

Taste is a dry orange peel bitter. With a dry candy sugar sweetness.

Very excellent IPA. Lives up to its hop freshener game.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Juicy, check. Piney, checks. Hops, check and double check. Great hoppy beer the beer ay it should be. Amber in color, white head and great flavor. I’m a fan.

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Tropical & Juicy IPA (The Hop Freshener Series) from The Hop Concept Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 252 ratings