North Park Beer Company

Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
North Park Beer Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #398
Ranked #6,299
4.14 | pDev: 7.25%
Jan 27, 2024
Aug 18, 2016
Lupulin loaded with Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, and Columbus hops, Hop-Fu! delivers a flying kick to your olfactory system with a blast of complex hop flavors and aromas! Pine, dank resins, fresh flowers, peppery spice, tropical fruit, berries, melon, stone fruit, and a lingering citrusy finish all make this one delicious West Coast IPA.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 4.01 by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

Jan 27, 2024
Rated: 4.25 by BabaBeer from California

Jan 07, 2024
Rated: 4.35 by Lobina from Arizona

Nov 06, 2023
Photo of gatornation
Reviewed by gatornation from Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From 16oz can,very fresh,just delivered no date on can. Pours a slight hazed golden color with a white head . Smell is fruity, malty and dank . Taste has oranges and grapefruit,with pine and sweet malts. Its fruity and tropical more than bitter piney in mouth feel lower carbonation
Oct 30, 2023
Rated: 4 by jeff1973 from California

Jul 09, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jun 29, 2023
Photo of snaotheus
Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz pour in a snifter at the brewery. Entering review from notes.

Pours clear brassy-gold, with a dense, even ~0.5cm head. Light carbonation. Smell is bright citrus and flowers.

Taste is similar, except for the overarching pine resin.

Mouthfeel is very light and very dry. Very good beer.
May 22, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 25, 2023
Photo of jdhops
Reviewed by jdhops from Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned 12/26/22.

L: Pours a clear gold with a short white head that quickly disappears except around the edge of the glass, then vanishes completely. Oddly, noticeable bubbles rise upward even after the head is gone. No lacing.

S: Aromas of juicy fruit gum, melon, and fresh flowers.

T: Outstanding. A tropical/citrus medley up front, a bit of dank spice in the middle, and a dry/bitter grapefruit finish.

F: Medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation, despite the bubbles.

O: Looks a little flat but smells and tastes great. Recalls some classic west coast IPAs.
Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jan 18, 2023
Photo of TooManyGlasses
Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had initially on tap at North Park tap room two weeks back, then picked up a very fresh 4 pack to return home with.
Pours a very bright clear golden yellow with two fingers of bubbly to rocky white head - no real lacing.
Aroma bangs with piney resin, weedy, sweaty dankness, spicy herbal note, and an array of tropical fruit, over ripe citrus, and melon.
Taste is at once malty sweet and yet with a ton of resin and piney, herbal dankness; still allows flavours of over ripe citrus, tangerine, tropical fruit with building bitterness.
Crisp medium mouthfeel with active carbonation and a lingering spicy bittersweetness.
Desert island beer!
Dec 19, 2022
Photo of BigGold
Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had Hop-Fu! poured from pint can, label stamped canned on "10/4"/2022, muled east by my little bro', into nonic pint.

Pours pale gold with clarity and 1-finger of foamy off-white head, with excellent retention, leaving some nice Belgian lace etched down the glass. Dry hopping resin, more than a hint of spice and some definite herbal aromas off pour, then big juicy fruit aromas, including mild and tarter stone fruits, tropical melons, and a nice range of citrus, and finally turning dank, dank as warms. Begins dry resin, then fruity and sweet, with stone fruits, mild citrus and berries predominating, over a little mild malt, before big pine notes arrive, leading into a dank, moderately bitter finish.

Not surprisingly, given the hop bill, this beer takes you on a top-shelf tour of all the classic West Coast elements, from bitter pine, through crisp fruit, to finishing bitter dankness.
Dec 08, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by MJSFS from Florida

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 22, 2022
Photo of lucius10
Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Sweet tropical hoppy, slightly malty, old-school hoppy, and a piney-dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a piney hoppy, hint of citrus, and a balanced, old-school hoppy bitter swallow. This is really clean with a nice crisp finish...drinks like a classic, well done, west coast from back in the day. And, for this being 7.5% ABV, it's pushing the envelope of just being a single. This is tasty! And, criminally underrated! This scratches that "west coast ipa" itch and is really well done!
Jul 30, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jun 03, 2022
Photo of mactrail
Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Totally clear amber brew with rings of foam in the pint nonic. I forgot what clear could be! Vast aromas of orange and peach. Sharp and sparkly on the tongue. Flavor is fruit and piney, with mango in the lead and a resiny finish.

As one reviewer noted, this is bitter from start to finish. But also highly aromatic. I would venture to say this could be something of a San Diego classic for those who desire the hoppy gob-smack. From the 16 oz can purchased at BottleCraft. Date on the side of the label, 01/04/22
Jan 27, 2022
Photo of StonedTrippin
Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
my first from these guys, a solid introduction to what they are about, thanks to my homie for sharing the can, along with their bine sweeper. this one is real familiar despite the fact that ive never had it, its classically west coast, clear and simple on the grain side, well refined overall, bitter at the end with some pine to the hop profile but nothing really radical, seems like simcoe and mosaic doing the heavy lifting, nothing new there at all, but the quality here is excellent. the fermentation is real clean, nothing from the yeast at all and the beer is very dry. the hops pop on the swallow, very fresh to me, oily and resinous without being heavy. subtle dried flowers, green tea, and juniper as this comes up to temperature, bitter the whole time too not just at the end, bold but not bitey or vegetal, nicely proportioned with the minimal malt character this has way in the background. overall beer like this will always be desirable to me, even as the style goes in other directions, this is in instant classic in that regard. not as interesting as maybe i was hoping it would be, but no denying the quality. fun one to share with the boys!
Nov 08, 2021
Photo of GarrettB
Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
August 30th, 2016 - The Hop Fu seems to be a core staple at North Park Beer Co., and I'm glad for it. Straightforward and juicy, it has a lot to offer repeat visitors. Clear and a couple shades above amber, it looks like a golden glass of goodness, with some solid tropical, notes on the aroma. Mostly pineapple and orange. The flavor offers some bitterness to push bake against the sweeter notes, too, and introduces more in the grapefruit.
Aug 19, 2021
Hop-Fu! from North Park Beer Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 45 ratings