Hecto
Suarez Family Brewery

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #49
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,822
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
111
From:
Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  6
Gots
  11
SCORE
93
Outstanding
HectoHecto
Notes: Pale Ale dry hopped w/ Citra, Mosaic + Amarillo
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 111 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by musicsherlock:
Photo of musicsherlock
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Stignacious
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvillefan
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclejazz
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Splendid, clean, refreshing, and truly crisp little beer. This beer really honors a tradition of simple ingredients treated with respect resulting in a wonderful brew. Cheers to the Suarez clan.

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Photo of Dduquette
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DonK42
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well balanced IPA. Exceptionally drinkable for the non-hophead looking looking for something with a little extra zing.

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Photo of chippo33
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vonnegut21
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The most flavorful sub 5% hoppy beer I've ever had. The flavor, aroma and mouthfeel of this beer are reminiscent of something in the IPA range. So crisp, well rounded and in balance. This is going to be a go-to beer for me all summer long.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Threes in Brooklyn.

This was really tasty. Citrusy, tropical, refreshing and light. Gentle bitterness and a nectar-thick body. 8 ounces lasted me about 8 seconds. An impressive first beer (for me) from Suarez.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-pale yellow tap pour (plus a growler the next day) offers 2 cm of initial foam. Aroma is of light hop and is flowery. This was consistent of each pour. The beer is crisp with delicate effervescence, very flavorful (cracker-y malt balanced with citrus hop with a touch of spruce or something similar). The finish is very clean. This is really special and I will seek it out.

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Photo of FLima
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy whiteish orange color with a thin head.
Nice clean and fresh aroma with predominant notes of cantaloupe, stone fruit and pineapple. Hints of passion fruit, pine, honey, bread
Refreshing flavor with notes of pine, ginger, melon, white pepper, spicy hops, resin, tangerines and lemon drops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light towards medium body with perfect carbonation.
This is an excellent APA. It still feels original despite having most expected profile for the style. Relatively potent, but very clean and refreshing on a tropical, spicy and green sense.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scotv
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTJman
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Suarez Family Brewery in Livingston, NY.

This pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a small fluffy head, and just a bit of lacing.

It smells like grass, wheat, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and pine.

They really know how to pack a ton of hop flavor in a little package. This is so crisp and drinkable, with a wonderfully bitter bite, piney and grassy and clean, with grapefruit rind, hugely juicy pineapple and mango, with no malt backbone really.

This is lighter bodied, with a very crisp feel to it.

I'm a broken record, but Suarez is amazing.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mersh
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hecto from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 111 ratings