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Hop Butcher For The World

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IPA - New England
Ranked #92
Ranked #578
4.47 | pDev: 5.37%
Hop Butcher For The World
Illinois, United States
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Notes: Citra & Mosaic-hopped Double India Pale Ale
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely pulpy and opaque body; very light yellow, almost a candy lemon hue. Good head production; OK retention and lacing.

Nose is a bright combination of fruity and herbal hop expression: mango, papaya, oregano, grass, leaves, orange, strawberry.

Smooth and creamy on the palate, with just the right amount of bite. Minor hop burn on the finish, unfortunately.

Flavor takes a while to grow; at first, it can't quite live up to the promise of the nose, and is more green and herbal and generally "hoppy." After a few sips, though, there's a growing juiciness, in particular orange, tangerine, melon, pineapple, and papaya. Moderate bitterness - low for a traditional IPA, but higher than some of the modern NE IPAs.

This is another excellent NE (I)IPA from Hop Butcher for the World, but it is marred by too much astringency. I appreciate the bitterness; it's still very much a beer. However, I'm unaccustomed to any hop burn from breweries that arguably make world class NE IPAs, and I consider Hop Butcher in that class, so in that regard, it's a little disappointing.

Oct 06, 2021
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csheridan from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy orange, quickly fading head with slight lacing. Smell is very citrusy, lots of pineapple. Taste of orange with a pineapple finish, very slight bitterness but for a DIPA not too much at all for those who might not like the hoppy bitterness. Definitely a keeper.

Oct 03, 2021
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured into Spiegelau glass

Three finger off white foam cap , good retention , settles to a thin ick layer over a hazy orange liquid

Aroma is orange citrus, pineapple

Taste is sweet orange citrus, pineapple

Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel with hip flavor, no bite

Good beer , repeatable

Sep 25, 2021
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RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bro, check me on this one - I’m sitting at my table with a bunch of scientist babes from all around the world (and my amazing girlfriend of course). It’s just... I’m just... I value these moments with my friends and good people.

Be well.

Jun 01, 2021
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kemoarps from Washington

3.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sent my direction by @FBarber during NBS BIF #13.

Pour is classic colloidal haze. Pale orange colour, like desaturated apricot flesh. Beautiful sticky white head that seems reticent to relinquish its territory. As it does slowly recede, though, it at least makes sure to leave its mark on the glass making sure that we will have no clarity anywhere anytime, ha.

Nose has elements of melon and citrus and a bit of indiscrete tropical fruit.

What I picked up as melon on the nose presents more as pineapple on the tongue, with a cut that reminds me of splitting firewood, and coming across a soggy log, especially those ones with all the little red splinters under the bark. I can't remember what kind of tree that is, though. Anyway, it's got some of that soggy firewood flavour (that doesn't sound that appealing, but it's not intended to be a negative, per se), along with some pineapple, and a vanishing lemon-citrus bitter that never fully self-realizes.

Body is thinner and more oily than I was expecting. Similar to the ghost of bitterness alluded to above, there's like the initial swell as if it's going to present prickly carbonation, but then it never really manifests, and just kind of lays down like it missed its nap and decided the middle of the show was the time to make up for it. Finish has some of that ghost-bitterness present, but also has a sweet topper that is kind of cloying and sickly and doesn't work for me at all.
I'm really grateful to Frank for sending this my direction and letting me try it, and clearly this is what the people are into right now, but I don't fully understand why (that's not entirely true: I have my theories as to why, but I just can't wrap my head around the preference. To each their own, I suppose).

Thanks Frank!!

May 02, 2021
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jdhops from Tennessee

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/25/21. "Happy 5 years Southern Grist"

L: Pours an opaque yellow-orange, with a big-bubbled head that dissipates quickly to a thin cover. Very pretty lacing.

S: Citrus, pineapple, a little mango and grapefruit.

T: Same as the nose, with a touch of hoppy bitterness at the finish.

F: Superb mouthfeel, extremely smooth with medium well carbonation.

O: Very well done. The exquisite mouthfeel greatly enhances the citrus/tropical flavor and aroma.

Feb 07, 2021
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Roadrunner1967 from Illinois

4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nice hazy appearance which is typical for many Hop Butcher Brews. Approximately 1 1/2 inch foamy head. Aromas of orange, pineapple, and mango. Extremely smooth & juicy!

This is and outstanding beer and one of my favorites of all time!

Jan 22, 2021
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stortore from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into a tulip snifter. Canned 6/29/20, had 7/23/20.

Looks like grapefruit juice, hazy, with a one and a half inch foamy head with very good retention and a decent amount of foamy lacing. Great appearance. Aromas of pineapple, orange, some grapefruit, malt, light yeast, floral hops, light mango. The flavors are similar, but more intense than the aroma- pineapple, orange, grapefruit, some mango, malt, faint lemon, floral hops. Lightly dank and resinous, with a decent amount of hop bitterness midway through the finish. Smooth, juicy, a very good lighter body, well carbonated.

An outstanding beer. The hops smell and taste fresh, bright and juicy. Lots of solid flavors and aromas, great balance. Very enjoyable and well worth a purchase if you have the chance.

Jul 29, 2020
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can
date stamped 06/29/20 THRIVE SAFELY
L: orange-yellow hazed ale; frothy off-white head
S: green hops, tropical fruit, cutrus
T: juicy, piney mango, grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit, lemon-lime, papaya
F: thick & creamy, soft carbonation, tangy semi-bitter finish with some dryness
O: there's something about this one that really makes it pop.

Jul 19, 2020
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque yellow with a foamy head and sticky lacing.

The smell is tons of pineapple with tangerine and a sense of hoppy bitterness.

The taste is more floral and earthy with a tropical, dank undertone. It's sweeter than expected with some cotton candy feel.

The mouthfeel is outstanding. It's fluffy, thick, and smooth with medium carbonation.

Overall, the mouthfeel and smell are great. The flavor is good, but a bit earthy for my personal tastes. Well done beer.

Jul 16, 2020
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thin orange juice with a thin, creamy, white head. Has plenty of lacing.
I wonderful smell of citrus hop, yeast and candies address. Lots of mango grapefruit and melon fruit.
Incredible taste of candied citrus hop, papaya, mangoes, melon,juicy hop, slight piney resin.
Incredible smooth and soft mouthfeel. Incredible balance though big bitterness and resin. Wonderful!!

Jul 16, 2020
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious but possibly going too far on the candy side of the spectrum for a Hoppy beer.
Really tasty with underlying dank characteristics but the heavy sugary feel and flavor Inhibit drinkability.

Mar 08, 2020
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TomFoolery_x from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another solid NEIPA from Hop Butcher. Not a staple for me but at least worth a 4-pack every time it’s released. A bit a sweet undertones. Typical NEIPA juicy nose with some dank fruits(slight peach and tangerine) mouthfeel is exactly where it should be within the style.

Mar 05, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, dated 02.10.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a very hazy and turbid orange color, honey and straw hues with a finger of white head, good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is very pleasant, super juicy and fresh tropical fruits, loads of citrus, pineapple, very floral, nice dank weediness, resinous pine and a touch of pale dough. The flavors are great, super bright and juicy, loads of bright valencia orange, tangy pineapple, soft mango, very floral with a great earthiness. Tons of pine, grassy and green raw hop leaf, dank and resinous with a touch of doughy pale grain. The mouthfeel is great, coating and thick medium/heavy body that has a nice lively texture and finishes with a dry bite.

Verdict: A very good NEIPA from Hop Butcher. Super bright and flavorful but with a nice dank and earthy counterbalance that makes for a very flavorful IPA.

Feb 24, 2020
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Soft, juicy, creamy - nicely balanced sweetness with light bitterness. Drinks very well, finishes fairly clean, isn't heavy. Nicely sessionable. Even enjoyed cold, this is excellent.

Jun 09, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super anticipating this one and it did not let me down. It had a half finger lingering head, opaque murky juice-like appearance, and smooth smooth smooth! One of my favorite tropical hazy (murky's) for sure, it did have a powdered sugary-ness on the nose, taste, and in the mouthfeel that could have been cleaner but I could drink it all day. A dangerous brew!

Jun 05, 2019
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

So soft and creamy. Low bitterness for my palate with tons of sweet juiciness. This is now my favorite Hop Butcher IPA and maybe my overall favorite as well for all DIPAs. Don't miss this when you see it.

May 07, 2019
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badmotorgrunge from Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As good as any Treehouse I’ve had! look, smell and taste are spectacular! Just the right amount of bitterness. Different league than regular Grid for sure! Well done guys!

May 03, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned a month ago.

L -- Pours a muted hazy orange body with a finger of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S -- Orange creamsicle, peach, sweet floral, hint of mango. Kinda has that Hill Farmstead/Tree House thing going on
T -- Red grapefruit flesh&pith, white grape, candied mango, resinous earthiness, creamy yeast character, jackfruit. Right on the cusp of a 4.5 but the pale malt sweetness is just a tad much
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Decent mosaic resinous bitterness on the finish that tapers off nicely without lingering too long


Dec 29, 2018
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a one pint (16 fl oz) can purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
PKG 11/27/18
Served in a tulip

Hazy, straw yellow appearance. The body was topped by a small, flimsy white film that quickly dissolved. A frothy collar encircled the liquid. Drippy streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was amazingly fruity and clean. Peach notes dominated. Peach candy rings came to mind. Sweet but not excessively so. Loads of ripe, juicy mango. Nice honey malt presence too. There was a bit of a freshly baked sugar cookie-like quality as well. Really fantastic.

The flavor profile followed the nose and was just as impressive. Super fruity and punchy yet amazingly well balanced. Nice pale malt presence up front. Honey-like notes were apparent. Some sugar cookies too. Loads of ripe peach and juicy, sticky mango as well. Moderately tart and lemony in the center. More peach, mango and malt sweetness on the back end. The beer finished with some fruitiness and just enough citrusy hop bitterness to keep the sweetness in check.

Terrific creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, moderate carbonation that fluffed up beautifully on the palate.

Even with easy access to many of the best hoppy beers on the planet, Double Grid by Hop Butcher For The World is one of the best double IPAs I have drank in a very long while. The hops were so fruity, bright and clean, and the malts provided the perfect amount of balance. I definitely have to seek out more beers by this brewery.

Dec 16, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

beautiful brew, east coast style with mosaic and citra, the better of the two recent beers in this style i have had from these guys. they always impress me no matter what they do though, do they have a taproom? i would love to check them out next time i am up that way. in any event, this is tasty stuff, citra in front of mosaic for me, but both there in all of their dry hoppy, fruity, oily glory, no bitterness to this one, and barely any of that overhopped green vegetal bite. i get fresh orange juice, pineapple from the can, tangy fresh lemon, and some kiwi fruit or something, complex and well layered, green grape and fleshy pear too, almost pulpy feeling with a fuller body, wheat and oats likely in the mash here, but never heavy to me, never filling, i think the high carbonation helps with that but so does the summery fruity hop complexion, its like drinking sunshine, it feels almost healthy and it makes me happy. i wish they were all this good. i have been so critical of these hazy styles, but when done this well, they can be a real joy. citra and mosaic like i havent seen them in awhile. a faith restoring brew. awesome stuff!

Oct 06, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on August 29, 2018. Brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. Notes of mango, lemon, citrus, earthy pine, tropical fruit, herbal and stone fruit. Highly recommended.

Sep 18, 2018
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mschrei from Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer. Darker cloudy orange juice appearance with frothy head and lacing. Dank hop scent with rich citrus notes. Taste is pure tangy citrus, dank, mild bitterness. Feel is soft, plush, velvety, a pillow of mouth watering mouth filling juice with a mild alcohol bite. I asked the store owner where I got this what he thought of it, and he said "It's the closest thing a Chicago brewery makes like Tree House." My brother, while visiting me from out of town, sampled one I was drinking and immediately grabbed a can for himself and asked me to grab a four pack to send him in Florida the next time it came out. A coworker said he tried it and bought three four packs. I agree with them all. An outstanding beer.

Sep 12, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange juice in appearance. The smell is pineapple, mango, orange, and hazy hops. The taste adds some light caramel malt, pine and grapefruit. Even has decent hop bitterness given the fruit bomb vision. Good hop resin in feel to go with fruit creaminess

Sep 12, 2018
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz Tallboy
$14.99 4-pack
Iron & Glass - Romeoville, IL

Double Grid is one of those haze monsters. It's got the look of pulpy orange juice, maybe even a shade darker. The foam is pure white and easily grows to a couple fingers on the pour. The head eventually settles to a chunky cap that shows some impressive staying power.

The nose is rich and fully saturated. Pineapple, grapefruit and handfuls of other vague tropical fruits explode from the glass. There's a welcomed background forest quality, a little dank and a little pine. The malt base is simple and clean but also assertive, adding a quality sugar cookie component. A spicy bite of alcohol tops it all off. This stuff is smelling mighty fine.

The flavor profile manages to follow the nose. It's well rounded and full. It's tropical upfront with a broiled grapefruit note that's fully enjoyable. Pineapple, mango and a whole smattering of other vague tropical fruits abound. That dank forest quality is along the periphery and adds some depth. The malt base, again, is simple but well done and rather ample sugar cookie. Mild, spicy alcohol fumes bring up the rear.

The body is soft and plush without being heavy or chewy. The carbonation leans toward the lighter side and most importantly, this one finishes dry with a nice bitterness. This is one of those hybrid IPAs that are done properly and, because of this, is an easy one to put away.

Double Grid is likely the best beer I've had from Hop Butcher. It very much reminds of some of the newer Toppling Goliath creations. It's saturated and expressive while remaining dry and moderately bitter. This is a beer I would buy again, no doubt.

Sep 01, 2018
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 117 ratings