Hull Melon & Blanc IPA
The Hop Concept Brewing

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The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
American IPA
3.73 | pDev: 11.26%
Jan 08, 2020
Dec 04, 2015
Hull Melon & Blanc IPAHull Melon & Blanc IPA
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Reviewed by Nugganooch from California

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle with an imperial nonic glass

Not my favorite of the series but I do like how the Hull Melon hop is really showcased here. In that I think they achieved some good success. I get Honeydew melon big time. Light golden ale with an impeccably well conditioned clarity. Big cloudy foam head of off white. Nice retention efforts and lots of sticky lace noted. The aroma is green melon and unripe berry/fruits, almost catty like, with some white grape noted and a sugary malt sweetness. Nice West Coast approach with minimal malt sweetness and a drying hop bittery finish. Pleasant lingering feel.
Jan 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by malfunxion from New York

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a bomber from Kings Convenience April 1st for $6.99. No visible freshness date but the bottle has been in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a beautiful white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is fresh fruit and citrus.

Taste is set up nicely by a subtle melon beginning with a grapefruit middle but the finish is too much grapefruit rind.

Feel is medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall not a bad beer but would have scored much higher if not such a rind finish. This is the second hull melon beer i have had recently and i am totally loving that hop profile.
Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by JamFuel from Sweden

May 11, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

May 07, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Apr 12, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Two awesome new hops, can't wait to try this one. 12/01/15, and just bought this.

Pours a decent creamy thicker but smaller head fades at a med pace, nice lacing, hazy candy orange color with sediment.

Nose nice hop profile but lighter side, melon rind, little grassy, floral fruity, mild white wine bright fruit, an almost lemony note, generic bright fruit, an almost tart apple like.

Taste brings sweet toasty candy malt, candied fruit little orange marmalade and candy apple skin, light grape skin, melon rind into spicy rind and little citrus, bit grassy. Hops turn a bit spicy and briny in the finish, big melon rind and grassy spicy with light candied fruit, little sticky malt, mild booze warmth.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, nice carb, light warming booze.

Overall not bad, didn't showcase the hops that well, too spicy briny and not enough white wine and melon, too much on malt and sweet too, those hops were not made for a beer this big perhaps why they had to go crazy with the hops and they turned spicy briny.
Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 26, 2016
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Healthy two finger plus head, mottled and uneven surface, almost cratered from the froth, eggshell white coloration, the lacing is thin but quite long and unbroken. The liquid has a light haze to it, some sediment there, a coppery orange color, the visible bubbles are fat and set widely throughout the glass. The nose features wet herbaceous matter, pulped blood oranges and white grapefruits, peppercorns, black tar, the melon peeks through softly and you mostly get pineapple, papaya, peach fruit scents, dissolves to leave a piney residue behind in the nostrils. Medium-bodied, creamy body and would feel more so were it not for the arch dryness and bitter bite it presents. More pine, black tea leaf and pepper here, tangy herbaceousness and earthiness, the fruit falls off in the mouth, starts off with melon and then barely supplements that with pear, apple, peach. Never develops a softer side, no real florality nor sweeter citrusy aspects. It does deserve credit for the clarity of its message, decisively crafted. Yet, does wear you down by the end of the bomber.
Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by MartyIU13 from Illinois

Mar 07, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
the same critique i have had with the other beers in this series i have for this one, which is that it benefits very little from its strength. no reason at all for it to be 8% abv, i feel like it almost detracts from the hops they are trying to feature. its less of a problem in this more mild beer, but its still an issue. it also tastes a little old to me, like the hops are already fading, but the beer is fresh, so maybe the proportions are just off a little bit. great appearance though, fluffy lasting white head, tons of bubbles, great clarity on the golden base, and a really active look, highly appealing. it smells and tastes less hoppy that it should for what it is. i know these can be somewhat more mild hops, but i get an almost european vibe from them, vegetal and drying, somewhat plain, straw and hay, maybe a little floral pollen sort of thing, but pretty straight forward leading up to all the bitterness in the end. its not overblanced by grain either, the malt profile is quite light. nothing wrong with it for me at all, it just doesnt seem to be a very good showcase of these hops for whatever reason. this might be the weakest hop concept brew ive had so far, and not because its bad, but because i dont think it accomplished its intended mission.
Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by DerekCarruth from Georgia

Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Zach136 from Georgia

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 3 by BcOneSeven from Michigan

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Feb 22, 2016
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present that I can see. My second beer from The Hop Concept.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours golden orange body, lots of fine flecks of sediment floating in the beer. Over two fingers of frothy off-white head that leaves good spotty lacing.

S - Earthy, herbal, floral, & grainy.

T - An earthy, husky, grainy flavor. Good hop bitterness & juiciness.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, & easy-drinking. Medium-light bodied, especially for the moderately high abv. Very easy-drinking and smooth stuff. Refreshing.

Overall, a deliciously drinkable and refreshing DIPA from The Hop Concept. Definitely look foward to trying more of these IPA's.

The Hop Concept Hull Melon & Blanc India Pale Ale -----4.5/5
Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by PGD120 from New Jersey

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.57 by Brett47 from Georgia

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by rab53 from Washington

Feb 07, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - Bright yellow/orange, cloudy and sediment floating in the brew, 2 fingers of head and some nice lacing. I like my Brews

S - Huge citrus nose, pineapple

T - Pineapple, tangerines, juicy hops. Citrus overload, tangy, and slightly bitter Tasty!

F - Medium body, medium carbonation

O - Another awesome brew in the Hop Concept line up.
Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by kmos27 from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by jsh420 from Illinois

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by Moestavern from New Jersey

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jan 30, 2016
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Reviewed by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pretty clear golden color with a tall white head and fantastic lacing. Aromas are muted, nothing really stands out. Notes of tabacco, dank, unripe melon right by the rind, pine, and rubbing alcohol. There's a burn to this one that impacts the flavor and the mouthfeel. Starts crisp but I get some backlash of what I can only describe as something soaked with solvent. This ones rough, overly bitter and the taste profile doesn't do it for me. I'm not sure what they were going for but this one I hope is forgettable.
Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 3.23 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by Booner818 from California

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by jrawlinsGA from Georgia

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 3.21 by Crusher from Colorado

Jan 27, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jan 27, 2016
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Reviewed by NappyB from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I can't understand some of the poor scores given to this IPA? If you like citrus forward, well balanced, complex
IPA's this one is absolutely worth getting. My first beer from this brewery and I can't wait to try others.
Very interesting mix of Hull melon and Hallertau Blanc hops.
Sometimes here in Chicago we get not so fresh beer from the west coast and that can definately hurt, but this
is one of the best west coast IPA's I've had and would gladly recommend. Enjoy.
Jan 27, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Jan 24, 2016
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