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Hop Quake | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
rjrockers.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This IPA is a delightful balance of caramel maltiness and both hop bitterness and flavor. Five different malt varieties, and flaked oats, combine to provide a sturdy foundation for the Columbus, Cascade, and Centennial hops that are added at various times during the boil. Hop Quake has a slightly earthy bitterness that is met with a citrusy, floral hop flavor and powerful aroma that is certain to give the drinker a clean and enjoyable IPA experience.

Added by jaswilson2 on 12-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,268
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
97
pDev:
17.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Colin32
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This decent brew is mistakenly named, as "Malt Quake" would be more appropriate. Looks and smells great, but a bit on the thin side and underwhelming given my expectations. Still solid, just not "amaze."

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Photo of marker2525
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dillinger
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CollinaTiger
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brewery calls it an "Oatmeal IPA"; from the tap at the brewery. Copper/orange color; grainy/malty aroma. Flavor has hints of citrus and pine and a dry, bitter finish.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gotigers
4.35/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kliendood
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DrMindbender
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very malt forward, thin but silky mouthfeel and a disappointing lack of hop flavor. Based off the name, the description on the bottle and the hop combination i expected more citrus but was met with mostly dank musty flavors.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aglassplease
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopflyer
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/20/15

Pours murky and hazy orange. Little head and leaves a firm collar throughout. 3.75

Smells like lemon juice and fresh cut grass with a hefty dose of cracker and bread. A little catty. 4.0

Taste is all subdued lemony flavors overtaken by bread and animal cracker malt flavors. Low bitterness initially. 3.75

Feel is fairly thin and even a bit watery. Leaves very little aftertatse. Medium carbonation. 3.0

This is not an on your face IPA exploding with citrus and pine. But it does have a decent hop profile, although it is really held back by the malts. Not necessarily a bad thing bit not something I expected with something called Hop Quake. The mouthfeel is the shortfall in this one but otherwise its ok. 3.5

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Photo of beerimthere
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The name doesn't accurately depicted in this beer. It's not overly Hoppe has a good combination of hops and multi taste.

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Photo of OB1
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGCoon
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gmoneyproductions
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle dated 10.21.15 poured into a 5oz sample glass
pours gold /orange somewhat cloudy with a moderate white head that lasted a while and left some nice lacing on the glass
smell pine citrus malt oat caramel
taste caramel hops pine sweet and malty
feel smooth warming creamy
overall not bad but wouldnt seek it out
came in a beer of the month club gift

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Photo of brauseboof
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
2.65/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Uugh. Drain pour.
Thick over carved with murky clouds of haze. Sharp on the nose with off notes of diacytl. Astringent on the palate with hints of pine and tons of abrasive turpentines.

Overall pretty poor

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Photo of torwart94
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Quake from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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