Hopruption Double IPA
Sumerian Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,210
Ranked #23,614
3.87 | pDev: 6.72%
Sumerian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Very Good
Notes: Like its younger brother Narcissism this beer starts a bit the same, but then it makes a whole different turn, for the better.This hop loaded Double IPA has a base of Cascade & Centennial then we dry hop it, not once, but twice with Citra & Mosaic.The result, a beer that erupts with fresh aromatics, and balanced hop flavors. While at the same time has a great mouthfeel and a clean finish.

95 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear body; honey colored, nice and gentle rising carbonation; very nice white and fluffy head. Quiet notes of caramel and spicy hop scents. Good flavors; gentle cereal grain malts; a bit of caramel; crystal malt sweetness; some estery fruitiness; fair hop bitterness. Medium body; some crystalline sugariness; finishes with some slight alcohol warmth.

This DIPA delivers some straightforward goods. It is nothing exceptional, but certainly enjoyable and satisfying.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Six pack of cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
No dating on the cans. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Clear golden orange color, modest off-white head with good retention, moderate lacing. light carbonation streams as it sits.

Smell- Lots of citrus in the aroma (grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime), pine, bready malt, stone fruit, light tropical fruit (passion fruit and mango), floral/grassy notes.

Taste- Follows the nose, Well balanced between the hops and malt, not too bitter.

Feel- Medium bodied, slightly sticky. Light carbonation on the tongue.

O- This beer just won double gold at the Sip NW competition for the Imperial IPA category (tied with Bale Breaker Bottomcutter). Considering I live about five miles from this brewery, I'm surprised that I haven't had a Sumerian sooner. Glad I finally did though, this is a very nice DIPA. Give it a try if you see it.

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Photo of ghasting
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good double IPA. Very clear golden yellow with slight brown overtone. Head small but stays around.

This has all the citrus flavors you'd expect from the hops used snf well balanced. After taste is pleasant and lingers.

ABV is a bit high. Expected with an IPA this well balanced. But be warned.

I heard it won some local awards. If so, it deserves them.


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Photo of vladdswrath
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange tinted amber with a massive foamy head that doesn't dissipate for a while...and when it does, the lacing it leaves is as dense as the foam was. Smell is decently hoppy and citrusy, on point for a double IPA. The taste has a nice blast of bitterness that is chased away by a very sweet finish. Either would be too much on its own, but the two blend almost perfectly here. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Definitely one for the rotation.

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Photo of beertunes
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into 10oz fluted tulip. Poured a clean, clear honey-gold color, with about 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

Big, bright, bold hops hit the nose first, with a lightly sweet malt scent behind it.

Same on the tongue; bright hops upfront and in the middle, a touch of sweetness at the back, and a bit of nice bitterness on the finish.

The body was nicely solid, maybe a bit more than medium, and finished dryly.

Drinkability was good, the beer went down easily enough. In fact, I knocked back a couple last night while watching the mariners with a friend. Overall, a nice example of the Classic American ImpIPA. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of gandres
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:00 PM
12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: amber liquid, hazy, medium foam, some lacing
Smell: Fragrant- hoppy, malty
Taste: Medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouthfeel: nice carbonation, follow through, some drop then long medium bitter taste
Very good beer, ok to repeat not look for BA RB

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber brew with fine-grained foam in the wine glass. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. On the sharp side with a woody touch. Hops are listed as Centennial, Cacade, Mosaic, and Citra. It's absolutely flogged with hop flavors, but I don't quite believe the alleged 95 IBUs. Moderate bitter aftertaste after all the aromatics.

Pear, apricot, and lime peel. A mineral finish, like seltzer. Fairly sweet and quite malty. Not very heavy, though, and it makes a nice gulp. A little hot going down. This version in 12 oz cans is rated at 8.0% ABV. Purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor.

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Hopruption Double IPA from Sumerian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 21 ratings