Relaxin' All Cool
Hop Butcher For The World

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
34
From:
Hop Butcher For The World
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
91
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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 9/6/18; drank 9/11/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Pineapple, grapefruit & faint dry grass notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Tangy grapefruit & cream flavors up front; dry grass & faint pineapple notes on the finish.

A good effort by Hop Butcher, but not their best.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 16, 2018. Hazy brew hopped with Galaxy, Motueka and Blanc. Yellow and transparent skinned fruit sugar coat the tropical neon stylings of Galaxy.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours opaque orange with a big soapy white head excellent retention. Tons of spotty lacing.

Aroma - Overly ripe peach, mango hint of onion, pineapple. Citrus peel really well balanced sweet and slightly bitter nose.

Taste - First sip leans towards ripe tropical fruit pineapple and peach mostly, toward the ends the bitter citrus peel and grapefruit come in.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated nice bitter dry finish.

Overall - Well done IPA great balanced flavors smooth and nice dry finish.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one was more hazy and juicy, close to a NE IPA. Very tropical, pineapple and grapefruit in the smell. Taste was juicy, nice and smooth and refreshing. It had a nice creamy mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just reviewed this beer's sister brew, "Chillin' Out Maxin'," so I figured I'd go right into this one without a second thought. I mean, they were probably made to be consumed side-by-side, right? The hop bill is extremely similar (they share Motueka hops in common), and their ABV is the same... and they both quote the Fresh Prince theme song. I'm looking forward to the triple IPA version, "Shootin' Some B-Ball Outside of the School" soon, guys.

Jokes aside (and I have plenty of them, please be grateful for this respite), this pours quite similarly to COM. It has the same opaque body with dense lacing laid on completely thick, combined with awesome legs and head retention. This is just knocked 100% out of the park. Beautiful stuff.

Alright, the differences in hops are going to be the stars of the show here. In my prior review for COM, I mentioned Galaxy (used in this beer) when talking about Vic Secret. They're very similar, though I think of Galaxy as a slightly more nuanced version. It has a bit more of a candy/peachy flavor with some passion fruit when used typically, and tends to be a bit fruitier overall. Motueka is the zesty, lime-esque hop used in both and it seems a bit more apparent here. More freshly-zested citrus, in other words. Mosaic and Simcoe are also kinda similar, but Mosaic has a broader range of typical uses, and, here, I think it displays its resinous and earthy/berry-like character quite well. Ripe raspberry and strawberry meld with a bit of funky citrus (key lime/pomelo) while resinous pine backs it all up. Fresh and interesting with a lot going on. Less stone fruit than COM, for sure.

On the tongue, this is chewy and satisfying with strong flavors of underripe mango, papaya, grapefruit, pitaya, and key lime all wrapped in a satisfying, oat/wheat-forward malt bill. I think this is a bit less complex than its sister beer, but it has slightly more balanced bitterness to round things out. Feel is similar to that beer as well, but somehow feels a bit lighter bodied. I think the Galaxy hops being a bit less dense than Vic Secret could have something to do with that, but could be me overthinking things. Carbonation is good; a bit prickly and apropos, but nothing too out-of-the-ordinary. Feels like most other good NEIPAs, honestly. And, yes, this is much more in line with an NEIPA than any kind of imperial IPA. Time to fix that.

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Relaxin' All Cool from Hop Butcher For The World
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 34 ratings