Duchess the Elephant
Hop Butcher For The World

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Hop Butcher For The World
Illinois, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #690
Ranked #3,146
4.28 | pDev: 6.54%
Feb 23, 2022
Oct 14, 2019
Brewed with Vic Secret, Cashmere, and Centennial hops.
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Ratings by Dark_Scarecrow:
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Rated by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 30, 2019
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.25 by sweemzander from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by EMH73 from New York

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: A warm and milky pineapple glow with a finger of yellow-tinged froth, having decent retention and leaving a sticky mountain range of lace in it's wake.

S: Lemon pith and some serious herbal notes are complimented by citrus, spirits, and evergreens.

T: Follows the nose but with some more tropical flavors in the mix - I mostly picked up on mango.

F: Juicy and between sweet and off-dry, a strong bitter finish.

O: Had two of these and they did not dissapoint. I didn't think Vic Secret was my thing, but in the end I personally would even put this above Double Grid which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can served in a big snifter. Dated 11/02/20. Bought it on Tavour.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a big fluffy head and medium carbonation. Smell is super tropical, mango and papaya and pineapple.

Taste is also super juicy, tropical, with a resinous backbone that barely supports all the sweet fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and fluffy. Overall, very nice beer.
Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that hardly died down and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries and grapefruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of honeydew melon and lime along with hints of grapefruit and pine towards the finish. Little to no bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied, juicy and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this IPA has a very interesting contrast of flavors from the hops, particularly those between the melon and pine.

Serving type: can
Dec 22, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by WDJersey from Colorado

Dec 11, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by Chilmer from Iowa

Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 4.51 by NappyB from Illinois

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11/2 canning date. Light tan orange, dirty, mild head and lacing. Smell is citrusy, dank, bready. Taste is juicy, orange, mango, papaya, lemon peel notes. Grassy, dank, slightly bitter aftertaste. Mouth watering, medium body, good booze presence. Tasty juice bomb.
Nov 13, 2020
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Reviewed by KevinHill from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Very fresh tasting. Brewed 3Nov, this rating 6Nov. 16oz can pour to heavily frosted pub glass. Hazy, opaque hue of milky orange. Sweet nose, foamy head, spotty lacing. Three hop varieties used to create a suberb balance of hop, Citra, fruit. Smooth on palate, finish crisp clean. Another huge double NE-IPA winner from Hop Butcher. WOW!
Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on October 18, 2019. Double India Pale Ale brewed with Vic Secret, Cashmere and Centennial-hops. Tasty haze.
Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Feb 03, 2020
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to C. for this 16 oz. can from another fantasy baseball box. My second Hop Butcher.

The pour could teach orange juice a thing or two. The nose is muted orange creamsicle.

Duchess the Elephant. A lovely mingling of orange juice, papaya, melon, with a finish of just enough bitterness to keep it from turning into a fruit salad. Dry. The combo makes it easy to sip.

Not much to say about this beer – it’s a solid shotgun marriage of old & new styles. Very good brew.
Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Nov 15, 2019
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
All the Hop Butcher DIPAs smell,look, and have a perfect mouth feel. This hits all their high marks for taste as well. Worth looking out for even if not their very best.
Nov 11, 2019
Duchess the Elephant from Hop Butcher For The World
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 33 ratings