Hop Gusher
Spindletap Brewery

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From:
Spindletap Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,148
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,729
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.25%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
74
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 26, 2022
Added:
Apr 23, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  17
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

Jul 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
can dated 2/10/21; today is 4/9 - not exactly "fresh"

hops advertised are Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo

pours a slightly hazy gold body with a cream colored frothy foam head that has moderate retention, peaking at just thicker than a finger and leaving a moderately high amount of thin sticky lacing behind as it slowly settles to a rocky halo

aroma is grapefruit, berry, melon, resinous pine, and mango with a sweet and bready malt backbone that truly balances the whole thing.

taste follows the nose but pushes citrus a little more forward, offering additional layers of lemon and orange. it's bready, slightly aggressive, with tropical and citrus leanings and an earthy, resinous evergreen hop finish. slightly more fruity West Coast nod, in essence.

mouthfeel: mid-level carbonation and body, with a slight lean more towards "watery" than "full" that finishes dry and has an earthy grapefruit aftertaste that feels more herbal as it warms

overall:
focusing on three classics (citra, amarillo, and mosaic) it's a solid, decent, impressive nod to the OG West Coast crew with a spike in tropical fruit interest. the balance offered by the bready and slightly sweet malt backbone helps pull the thing up into the upper echelons of hoppy greatness, creating a damn easy hop delight that is crazy consistent with an interesting complexity thanks to a solid landing in the use of Mosaic for it's berry notes. it's a Texas favorite that you shouldn't miss, and if you are particularly fond of Mosaic hops, this is a master class in how to use it to boost the profiles as a team member rather than hog the ball.
Apr 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured an amber color with nice hoppy fragrant head. Tasted wheatie right up front and then the hop bitterness and it's a nice blend. This can dated 12/12 from a taproom in 16 ounce crowlers. The hop bitter crowd will enjoy this nice brew.
Dec 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Hazed from Texas

Dec 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by TXRobbo from Texas

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by mfigueroa713 from New York

Jun 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.01 by K-Perry from Texas

Jun 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by Magery from Kentucky

Apr 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by SicemWT from Texas

Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a herbal hop smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of a orange and light tropical fruit smell. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a grapefruit hop as well as a big aroma of fresh cut grass
Taste – The taste begins just as one may expect from the nose with a rather strong herbal hop flavor that is backed by some tastes of a cracker malt. There is just a touch of caramel and orange sweetness that persists throughout the flavor. All the while the herbal hop gets stronger and is accompanied by some nice grassy and light earthy hop tastes. The transition, ends up producing a nice dank, and green taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the dank hop and crisp malt flavors the feel is spot on and makes for one refreshing sipper.
Overall – This is a great, more dank, and crisp brew. Very nice and refreshing!!
Jan 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by cgrunin from Texas

Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Sep 01, 2019
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz canned 7-24-19, opened 8-25-19.
1" pockmarked, fairly dense white head. Good retention. Straw gold, good clarity, very active carbonation. Fresh lacing.
Bright nose full of pineapple, cat pee/weeds, ripe mango, sweet malt base is faintly apparent.
Pineapple and sweet grapefruit, some grassy/herbal bitter qualities late.
Medium body, medium carbonation --light and bright mouthfeel. Finish is off-dry but more dry. Light lingering bitterness.
Very good.
Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by gilgar from Texas

Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by BigMac59 from Texas

Jul 30, 2019
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From tasting notes 06/25/19
Had from a can at The Draft in Kingwood, TX

Appearance - Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass, clear and golden orange in color with a mostly barren surface and a razor thin ring around the edge of the glass. A few broken lines and small spots make up the lacing.

Smell - Citrusy aroma with a touch of spice and bready sweetness.

Taste - Tangerine, pineapple and stonefruit notes met by a touch of black pepper spice and a subtle white bread sweetness. Citrusy finish with lingering spice.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with slightly tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker before a fairly dry finish.

Overall - Pretty darn good IPA with a nice flavor profile and good balance.
Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Had to buy this when I saw it was brewed with 3 of my top 4 favourite hops.

It's a tasty one - balanced, hitting on Mosaic's subtle blueberry and some of Amarillo's resin as well as Citra's floral character, but I did expect more harmony between the disparate hop flavours as well as some more citrus from Citra. I can't say the hops selected were really showcased to their fullest, but it's a tasty pleasant IPA that hides its modest ABV well and has some nice lingering bitterness on the finish. The pale malt base stays out of the way of the hops, lending balance without overwhelming with sweetness.

Probably one of the better widely distributed Texan IPAs in Texas - not that that's saying much. I'd sooner buy Lone Pint's Yellow Rose, but this is worth trying and I'd certainly pick up another sixer.

B- / WORTHY
Jun 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Jun 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by SirWellingt0n from Texas

May 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Mar 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.61 by Tiernan from Texas

Jan 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by JoshuaShort13 from Texas

Jan 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by Jame515 from Texas

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.57 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by jsmith313 from Texas

Dec 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.14 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.01 by obrike from Texas

Dec 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by Kaey from Texas

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by Smurfman584 from Texas

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2.42 by Cody_Walker from Texas

Oct 29, 2018
Hop Gusher from Spindletap Brewery
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