Lord Octopus
Hop Butcher For The World

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #529
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,208
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.31%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
40
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Hop Butcher For The World
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
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Lord OctopusLord Octopus
Notes: Mosaic and Mosaic Cryo-hopped Double India Pale Ale.
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Reviews by smackdanie:
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smackdanie from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark orange and thick like pulpy juice. The nose is tropical and dank. Light head, that laces well. Taste is a burn of hops up front, then pineapple. Nice hops through the sip, but the initial burn is a little off putting. Mouth feel is decent, but not as thick as expected from the pour. I may sit in this a few weeks and see what happens with a little age bc this dropped yesterday.

Update: 2 weeks later this beer is perfect! Wish I had stocked up, the hop burn is gone, the nose bloomed and and the mouthfeel has rounded out. I'm upgrading my scores overall.

Jan 08, 2021
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RMelyon from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jul 10, 2020
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Chris7482 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another solid offering from Hop Butcher. Has the typical profile of most Hop Butcher ipas. Just a solid beer that I would definitely revisit when available.

Jun 12, 2021
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 16, 2021
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 18, 2021
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Eric_T_07 from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 14, 2020
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KevinHill from Illinois

4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very fresh tasting canned 1/5/21. My review 13Jan.

16oz can into well frosted bar glass. Delicate lacing, nice pearl colored frothy head. Sweet tropical aromas off the nose juciness abounds.

Creamy mouthfeel on palate. Mosaic and cryo hops used wonderfully balanced to finish of pineapple /orangy sweetness.

It's labeled a double IPA. This bad boy drinks like a superb NE/IPA.

HOP BUTCHER cranks out hugely delicious hoppy IPA'S. Another example of their handiwork. Excellent brew!!!

Jan 13, 2021
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doctorgary from New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 04, 2020
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Chilmer from Iowa

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Jun 15, 2020
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BeerLover99 from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 19, 2020
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vabeerguy from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 26, 2020
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akk14 from Illinois

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

Feb 23, 2020
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jschott75 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 04, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Nick for the can! Super hazy yellow body with a tight pearl white head with beautiful thick lacing. Smells of orange, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon, and decently dank grassy hops. Taste is sweeter yet more vibrant, like a nectar of tropical and citrus fruit before the hops tame the palate and cut the sweetness, with some pithy grapefruit helping too. Feel is hazy with some dankness, refreshing with the fruit feel, and creamily smooth, well balanced medium body.

Jun 20, 2020
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TheRock7755 from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 03, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A former teammate of mine brought a can of this beer up to another teammate of mine house in Wisconsin for the Eagle River Pond Hockey tournament. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had dank tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit loveliness. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Feb 07, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
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 January 17, 2020. Double India Pale Ale brewed with Mosaic and Mosaic Cryo hops. Hazy and juicy.

Mar 04, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1.5.21, opened 2.13.21

Can received in a ninja strike from @fbarber , poured into a Schilling stemmed glass

Turbid orange liquid crowned by a creamy pencil thin layer that quickly fades to a wispy island anding. Looks like orange juice and maybe a fresh apple cider

Aroma is tropical, mango, hint of berry, whiff of pine

taste is light citrus, pineapple, bubblegum, tropical fruits

Low sudsing, very smooth, not creamy, hop taste with no bite

Delicious beer this one

Thanks @fbarber !

Feb 13, 2021
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I’m surprised this is t getting better ratings and coming in as one of the better HB offerings. Maybe I’m just a mosaic super fan. I’m liking the fruit and bitterness equally and will need to buy it again once it’s out. Wish I could have 1 more to drink next to Double Grid coming out next week which is my favorite HB IPA. Don’t pass on this one.

1/5/21 canning consumed 1/11/21
This second batch is just so good?! How is this not one of their best rated beers? Don’t ever miss this one.

Feb 12, 2020
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stortore from Illinois

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

16 ounce can into a tulip snifter. Canned 1/14/20, had 1/23/20.

Looks like foamy orange juice. The pour yields a two and a half inch creamy foam head with great retention and lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of orange as suggested in the tasting notes on the can, light lemon, some lactose- although none was used. Smells grassy- real grassy, and lightly dank. Flavors of orange, some melon, cream, some lemon, not as grassy as the aroma but a little more earthy. Has a modest hop bitterness that lingers on the finish. Smooth, refreshing, somewhat creamy, a solid lighter body, well carbonated.

Don’t pick up the other suggested tasting notes- cotton candy or a berry medley, but what I do pick up is awfully tasty. Like many of their offerings, this is pretty straightforward but just really well done. Well worth a purchase if it comes around again.

Apr 06, 2020
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titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This has a lovely appearance - pours bright yellow/orange with absolutely no light coming through and has a sticky white compact head. Just a classic-looking NE IPA.

S: Melon, citrus, orange.

T: Melon rind, orange candies, grapefruit. Hop bitterness and grapefruit linger on the tongue. It's very floral and soft. Very juicy.

M: This one's kinda heavy actually - not like a stout or anything, but it drinks like a pulpy orange juice without the pulp. It goes down very softly and smoothly.

O: Great beer, not blowing my socks off. I really like this one and would buy again. It's unique in flavor and does not disappoint. If the thickness was toned down just a bit it would earn more points. Otherwise I like it a lot.

Jun 16, 2020
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crobinso from Colorado

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

Feb 08, 2020
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dexterk1 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 23, 2020
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xdtfx from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 19, 2020
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow almost like pineapple juice colored but with little more haze. Head is thumb sized with aggressive pour not quite off white but closer then white, white. leaves some good lace behind.

Aroma is lighter fruitiness lots of melon, pineapple, tangerine, lemon with some grassy notes for bitterness. Malty ifs bread like almost doughnut like as its sweet and blends with the light fruitiness nicely.

Taste is like the nose light and fruity, good fruity notes on a nice malt base. Pretty much a good NEIPA wouldn't consider this to be imperial anything. Solid beer in a style that is way over done now a days. Hard to give it bad marks just wish for a touch more bitterness.

Mouthfeel is spot on medium with carbonation that is peppy but more mellow in the finish, well done.

Overall eh not bad can't really knock it for anything, definitely had worse in this style.

Jun 28, 2020
Lord Octopus from Hop Butcher For The World
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 40 ratings