Aurora Hoppyalis IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aurora Hoppyalis is our San Diego-style IPA brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Citra hops. Robust flavors and aromas of tropical fruit, pine, and tangerine linger through a dry, crisp finish.

Added by alyssapowers on 01-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,739
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
205
pDev:
7.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of timon
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, an IPA that I don't hate! I even like it! This is one of two IPAs I've had that I like. Very drinkable, not too bitter, but it does have that IPA tartness to it that's really refreshing on a 100 degree day like today--like a beer lemonade, or something. Look in the glass and mouth feel are well above average too. Again, they lean towards refreshing just like the taste. I would say B+ for this. Very nice.

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Photo of lukgbx
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great little beer. Local from SoCal which is extra nice!

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Photo of IKR
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy straw yellow color with a generous-sized white head that stuck around for a while. A nice looking IPA.

Smell: Pine notes along with with some citrusy fruity hop aromas.

Taste: The pine notes feature strongly along with some citrus and tropical fruity notes. The bitterness is moderate and lets the beer finish fairly dry.

Mouth-feel: The body is on the light side of medium-bodied.with a fairly generous level of carbonation.

Overall: A good IPA that stands up well among the plethora of IPAs of all types.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light gold with a nice white head and good lacing. Smell is a great combination of tropical, citrus and pine. Taste has all that, with a bit of clean bitterness. Just a great IPA.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dctarga
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5/10/18, consumed 5/22/18

L: Light yellow gold, mostly clear, big head, lots of lacing.

S: Piney with tropical fruit notes, nice but overall a bit mild.

T: Hoppy, danky, & fruity - Simcoe is up front, exactly what I love.

F: Medium, nice solid bitterness.

O: Solid WC IPA. Definitely going into the regular rotation since I can find it fresh .

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Photo of ONUMello
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint glass at the brewery
A: Light yellow, thin head that quickly settles
S: Pineapple, tangerine, hints of earth/herbs
T: Matches the nose just not quite as intense
M: Medium-bodied, fresh
O: A solid IPA

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Photo of dbankovs
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CScott12
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There was a time back in the day when Karl Strauss just made a bunch of high ibu crystal malt PacNW traditional hopped beers that were totally in the step dad tier of things. But then I saw this beer with proprietary hops that caught my eye and I figured why not give it a try.

Pours a lighter color than their other ipas, this is pretty much just straight up yellow/golden with 1/2" white head and some slight haze to it from the dry hopping. The aroma was led by a lineup featuring the triple crown of aroma hops, Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo. They bring the medley of citrus, tropical and pine notes.

Taste was pretty good, the Simcoe handles the bittering charge for this one, but it isn't catty. Still dropping those aroma notes in the flavor profile. Malt bill and mouth feel follow the west coast ipa lead, nice interplay between the bitter hops, the flavor/aroma hops and the dry finish. The citrus has more tangerine to it than grapefruit.

This is probably the best beer this brewery has ever made, they've come a long way since pier 10 or whatever it was I had last.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy, the liquid verging on gold; the head builds to about two fingers and just sits there leaving a nice coating of lace

Smell: Tropical and stone fruit aromatics, with papaya, peach, berry and melon tones

Taste: Floral and fruit forward, with all of the flavors detected in the aroma making an early appearance; through the middle; moderate pithy bitterness emerges, after the swallow, but there is some onion in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Quite a surprise, coming from this brewery; I am generally pleased with this beer

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FadetoBock
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh on tap in the San Diego airport, pour is a brilliant copper color, slightest amount of hop haze, with a light tan head. Aromas are bright citrus and a bit of pine.

The taste is dominated by the citrus hop flavors, and the pine flavor is more pronounced. An excellent example of the style, IMHO.

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Photo of pcornejo34
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Aurora Hoppyalis IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 205 ratings