The Hop Concept India Pale Ale
The Hop Concept Brewing

The Hop Concept India Pale AleThe Hop Concept India Pale Ale
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The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,946
Ranked #16,081
3.91 | pDev: 10.49%
Jun 03, 2021
Aug 12, 2019
Very Good
The Hop Concept India Pale AleThe Hop Concept India Pale Ale
Notes: We here at The Hop Concept do one thing really well; we make hoppy beers. For the beer you're currently holding in your hand, we tapped Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops to brew our latest hoppy creation. Bursting with aromas of tangerine peel and lemon, The Hop Concept IPA has huge notes of juicy and ripe grapefruit while finishing refreshingly dry. We like it so much we named it after the brand. Cheers!
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Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

Jun 03, 2021
Rated: 3.7 by sdjkp from Connecticut

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by DenverLogan from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 16 oz can (dated either Jan or Feb 3, 2021) into a stem glass. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of pale malt & straw hops. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of pale malt, minerals, grapefruit zest, bitter hops. Overall medium body, modest flavors, OK.
Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a lovely, beautifully clean crisp IPA, nicely crafted, definitely not a hop bomb, for the IPA lover that's worn out by too many hazies. Well done!
Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by frankdatank1337 from California

2.55/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This IPA is decent but nothing stands out. All the flavors fall flat. It reminds me of how off brand products taste like the name brand stuff but there's always something missing. That's this beer. It's almost there but they missed the mark.
Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 3.7 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by MattBeer from California

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Very good. Perfectly hits the bitter IPA craving without actually being incredibly bitter. Great flavor, if somehow a little flat. But maybe that was just this can.
Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a fairly clear orange with fine, soapy head.

Smell is fruity with notes of passionfruit, grapefruit and hints of grapes and pine.

Taste is crisp and fruity. Milder than expected, and bit more floral and mineraly. Notes of passionfruit, grapefruit and a hint of cat piss, with a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, sticky and well carbonated.

Overall, a solid IPA, less classic west coast than I figured it would be.
Jun 09, 2020
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
April 2nd, 2016 - Hopconcept's IPA is a classic stinky and dandy brew, but in a fertile way. It's curvaceous, bold fragrant, like a French blue cheese but as a beer, and with a stank that's off putting unless you're strictly in a beer drinking mood.
Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
7th review, my 2d from brewer, both great.
a) Lovely clear golden yellow body with ample lacing head.
s) Lemony first, floral, papaya flesh.
t) Follows the smell but adds more flowers and candied citrus, fresh, pungent, balanced by bittering conclusion.
f) Mid weight, lots of tongue prickle.
o) refreshing, great first beer of evening, great with food (arugula, lettuce from garden with chicken, pickles, grapes, clementines)
May 08, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2020
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Best by 2-13-20
Pours almost clear, with a flat head and no lacing, 1 minute after pour.
Smell is citrusy, pine and mild malts. Taste is citrus, dank pine.. and quite resinous. Mild bitterness, that is quickly gone. MF is light-medium, no carbonation.

I really enjoy dank, oily brews. A very good tasting beer from THC (what?)
Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Seejae from Ohio

Dec 20, 2019
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about fourteen dollars. My second brew from these guys. Nice brew, at a decent price-point, would buy again.
Oct 25, 2019
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a beautiful golden straw with a robust yellow head that leaves thick, sticky lacing. Really amazing, pinnacle early 2000s wc ipa look. I finally feel like I understand what 5 'look' is for a style, I'm legit more excited about this beer than I was before I poured it
Smell has a bigger maltpresence along with some danky and earthy hop aromas. Pleasant enough but a little more malt sweet than I prefer
Taste has a more balanced malt backbone and then hits with very earthy, musty hops that fade nicely into melon, jasmine, and citrus blossom on the finish. Has an almost creamy tail end to the flavor despite a bit of scratchy bitterness.
Mouthfeel is nice, not as crisp as it could be and the mouthfeel has the same 'creamy' hint at the end.
Overall this is a nice enough beer, it's got an interesting and very 'dank' cannabis like feel to it (I assume this is intentional with the THC emphasis on the label?) but something is just a little off on it for me. Maybe the creaminess i detect on the edges of the taste and feel are diacetyl? I'm not sure as I'm pretty sure I'm pretty unaware of that particular flavor but anyway it's interesting but not my favorite
Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 3 weeks ago.

L -- Pours a lovely nearly clear copper orange body with a finger of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing
S -- Sweet floral, orange candy, new sneaker, papaya
T -- Kinda reminds me of Sip of Sunshine and other West Coast 2.0 DIPAs. Lots of rindy candied citrus, lemongrass, melon
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Minimal bitterness throughout, but not in the NEIPA way -- the malt sweetness offsets it

Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by InfernoBoss from California

Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Todd from California

4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
One of my new favorite India Pale Ales. Packed with Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops. Juicy and smooth AF with grapefruit, lemon, and citrus rinds with a super dry finish. According to Tomme Arthur, they "spent almost two years working on it" and "has attributes of juicy beers without being opaque."

Hell yeah.
Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Copper with a slight haze, moderate carbonation and the finger of white head.

Smells very floral of citrus and pineapple, mangoes, papaya and grape juice.

The taste is very floral with hints of mango, grape, pineapple, and a bit of grapefruit.

Medium bunny with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Redding California where I’m drinking it September 22, 2019.
Sep 23, 2019
The Hop Concept India Pale Ale from The Hop Concept Brewing
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