Skrap Metal
Hop Butcher For The World

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #407
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,458
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 5.32%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
63
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Hop Butcher For The World
 
Illinois, United States
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Wants
  4
Gots
  6
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Ekuanot, Citra & El Dorado-hopped Double NE India Pale Ale.
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Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy cloudy orange color. Thin off-white head dissipates steadily leaving some stocky white lacing behind and a slick of foam on top of the beer.

The aroma is a real start of this beer. The aroma is incredibly fragrant and fresh. Lots of notes of peach, orange, mango, lemon, melon, cantaloupe, and some grassy notes on the back end. These fruit notes smell like someone just smashed ripe fruit on the ground - its really nice.

Taste follows the nose - lots of fruit up front - melon, mango, peach, orange, cantaloupe, that gradually gives way to grassy - rindy bitterness. Definitely some bitterness here but it provides a nice balance. Some sweetness comes through that provides a nice touch. Bit of an alcohol burn as the beer warms.

Feel is light and super drinkable. Medium carbonation. A bit thinner than some other NE style IPAs out there, but I really liked it here - kept it drinkable.

Overall this is an outstanding beer from Hop Butcher - one of their better ones in recent memory.

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Photo of Prager62
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pint can from a four pack purchased at Binny's Orland Park dated 07/28/17 poured in a twelve ounce tulip glass.

Look- Pours a cloudy pale yellow producing a small finger of creamy white foam. It settles very slowly to a thin layer revealing heavy lacing.

Smell- Passion fruit, mango, orange zest, floral esters and fresh rubber.

Taste- Pineapple orange juice along with some passion fruit, spicy floral and fresh rubber.

Feel- Thin but creamy and very easy to drink.

Overall- This is some easy to drink hop resin! A cornucopia of fresh cut fruit, flowers and dank weed. I'm immediately regretting not buying another four pack and miffed at the relatively low score. This batch delivers the goods!

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Photo of brewskis
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden, slightly orange color with a finger of fluffy white head.

Aroma is full of juicy tropical and citrus notes. Get passion fruit, mango, pineapple, melon, clementine, peach, floral, and herbaceous dankness. A juicy fruit yeast ester comes through, along with a candied sweetness. Nicely done.

Taste follows the juiciness of the aroma. Juicy peach and clementine come through big, with floral, under-ripe mango, overly-ripe pineapple, cantaloupe, candied grapefruit, and passion fruit coming in in lesser amounts. Slight herbaceous dankness and grass come through as well. Candied sweetness and cracker malt balance it out.

High medium body. Smoothly carbonated, with a soft and creamy mouthfeel.

This is one of the better hazy offerings I've had from these guys. Hits all the notes of the NE style. A very nice juice bomb.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden yellow in color. Turbid in appearance. Orange, lemon, Grapefruit, white peach and unripe mango. Cracker malt profile. Creamy feel. Dry finish. Lower carb. This is good.

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Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy like a glass of orange juice with a slight head. Lots of fruit notes here. Orange, pineapple or papaya, definitely some melon and lime. Slight herbal taste of some kind? There is a little bit of sweetness to this too. Medium carbonation and a creamy finish. This is a nice offering by Hop Butcher. I'm not sure I like the sweetness but it's a very well made beer.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Sahm Sensorik tumbler from a one pint can on July 3, 2018. Brewed with Ekuanot, Citra and El Dorado hops. A little light in body for a true double.

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Photo of stadmo1
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Qbdoo
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy orange/gold. Aroma is apricot and mango. Taste is similar with a bit of citrus in the finish. Very little bitterness. Feel is super creamy. Though not labeled as such, I'm guessing this is an attempt at a New England IPA. I've only had midwestern version of that style but this is the tastiest I've had (my hop-phobic wife even loves it).

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Photo of mush
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschrei
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chicagocraft
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

WORLD CLASS!

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Photo of Eman17
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look is hazy orange/grapefruit juice. Pours with a finger of bright white head.

Aroma is all tropical fruit. Big mango, grapefruit, maybe even apricot. Nice.

Taste follows nose. Sweet mango, apricot, grapefruit. Almost like a fruit salad. Very little bitterness.

Feel is creamy and I mean creamy. It's also smooth as glass. Nicely done.

Overall redemption for Hop Butcher from me after a few let downs. This one came out on point. Yes sir.....

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jangoon24
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Skrap Metal from Hop Butcher For The World
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 63 ratings