Hip 2 the Hops #8
Upper Pass Beer Company

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IPA - American
4.33 | pDev: 4.39%
Upper Pass Beer Company
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Hip 2 the Hops #8Hip 2 the Hops #8
Notes: Hopped with Medusa, Cashmere, and Idaho 7.
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a cloudy dark orange with an inch of head that dissipates quickly. Good amount of lacing. Some sweet fruits and floral/piney hops in the nose. Pineapple, tangerine and guava. The taste is a blend of fruity candy and pine hops. Floral notes come out more towards the end. Candy finish. Light to medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Lightly carbonated.

Oct 18, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Hazy orangey yellow with a finger of white foam. Potent ripe tropical fruit and citrus, especially pineapple, tangerine, peach, with slightly piney and floral hops, kind of has a sweet tea aroma. Taste has a great balance between the hops and the fruits, with a hint of underlying grassy earth, but the overall complexion is still juicy fruit. Feel is light, bright, soft, and leans thin

Oct 07, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottom of the can stamped along the rim "08/22/2019."
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a clean chill hazed burnt orange semi-copper color topped by a two finger white foamy head. Steadily died off to leave some messy clingy lace.
The aroma was angelic! Wow, what a superb blend of sweet bitter pine needles glazed with orange pulpy juicy sweet character.
The flavor presented an absolutely amazing balance of all of the prior mentioned aromas and added just a touch of zingy grassiness. Some floral hop notes add another layer. Sticky aftertaste of floral hops, pine needles and orange pulp.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionable to sipping "in-between" quality about it. Good carbonation, somewhat lower than an American IPA but not exactly so close to a New England one either. Then punches a practically perfect finish of citrus rind notes, semi-bitter and vivid with bright bitter fresh pine.
Overall, in my opinion, this is probably Upper Pass's best one of this series.

Sep 01, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Canned 08/22/19, 3 days old.
Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a very hazy golden body with sticky lacing. Very aromatic nose of tropical fruit and citrus with a floral/herbal thing going on as well. Taste mirrors nose, flavorful and smooth. Feel might be a bit "soft" for some, but overall, a pleasant experience to be sure. Cheers to the crew up the hill here in Stowe, VT!

Aug 26, 2019
Hip 2 the Hops #8 from Upper Pass Beer Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings