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Hop Butcher For The World
Illinois, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #81
Ranked #402
4.46 | pDev: 5.61%
Jan 06, 2023
Aug 28, 2018
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Notes: Citra & Mosaic-hopped Double India Pale Ale
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
can into glass
Quite thick 'n' frothy, off-white head. Quite milky and bright, medium orange look. Lots of bright pine with some grapefruit peel, on a big medium toasted malt base and a touch of mixed tropical fruits underlying, for the aroma. Flavor is a bright tangerine/orange peel with some medium toasted malt in the background. There is enough malt to give it a fairly full mouthfeel, though it has a bite to it.
Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
At room temperature, this one explodes out of a cracked pint can. There's way too much foam here, but worse have been observed. In a clear glass liter mug, the emptied contents of the can show to be a murky dirty blond color. Obviously a well oated brew here. Despite the initial explosion, the head is a reasonable off-white, with a tint of the color of the brew. One thing this is, it's pungent. This is a hop lovers' aroma. It's sharp, like a well aged cheese. No fruit, no pine, just a sharp hop bite to the nose. The body is acceptable, credit likely to oats. It's mildly sweet, but not complex, like a barley malt body would have provided. The hops are there and they bite hard, truly the best characteristic of this brew. They bring a sharpness in a way that a very well aged sharp Provelone cheese would do. The ABV is more pronounced to taste than it should be. There's no glass lacing and really no reason to put this one among the elite. But, it's hop bite does make this a memorable standout.
Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by imperialking from Illinois

Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 16oz can into a stemless wine glass. pours a murky, hazy orange with a two finger firm white foam head on it. aromas of bubble gum, pine, citrus and even a tinge of weed. taste follows with a huge explosion of citrus and bubblegum giving way to a dank and resinous finish. thick, creamy mouthfeel; perfectly carbed. incredible DIPA. one of my favorite hop butcher cans to date.
May 07, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Apr 22, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by sweemzander from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

Nov 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
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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Reviewed by csheridan from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Reviewed by beerjerk666 from Florida

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thanks @mschrei
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Snörkel glass.
Full on turbid, opaque, thick looking body, kind of a dull yellow body. Thick white head with plenty of lacing.
Tropical fruits, mango, melon, citrus, grapefruit, and herbaceous hops.
Taste follows suit with grapefruit, mango, some spiciness at the end.
Full mouthfeel, lovely lingering bitterness.
Overall, a top notch IPA! Would gladly crush this one again.
Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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
Rated: 4.16 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by mush from Illinois

Aug 07, 2021
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Rated by pwillson from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Hops they did it again...
Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 5 by tonkel from Indiana

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by thomasarose from Tennessee

May 30, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by RMelyon from Illinois

May 27, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by Chris7482 from Illinois

May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

3.86/5  rDev -13.5%
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
Rated: 4.72 by Noeyeduh from Illinois

Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by jdhops from Tennessee

4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
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
Rated: 4.56 by krl2112 from Illinois

Jan 31, 2021
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Rated by Franzi1516 from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
One of my favorites from them. It’s got the right hops and tastes great. Can’t wait for the next batch.
Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Roadrunner1967 from Illinois

4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
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
Rated: 4.45 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by kaseydad from California

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by Chilmer from Iowa

Aug 15, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by SFC21 from Florida

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
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
Rated: 4.44 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4/5  rDev -10.3%
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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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
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
Rated: 4.54 by AngEo from Texas

Jul 02, 2020
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2020
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