Hairpin
HopFusion Ale Works

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From:
HopFusion Ale Works
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
6.38%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 10.99%
Ratings:
18
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2020
Added:
Jan 17, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

12oz can, tulip, "Day 21 Send Beer" on the bottom of the can. A quarantine shout out.

Deep copper color, smallish off-white head that leaves a snowflake of a design on top.

Earthy, musty, gummy bears, orange zest.

Whole grains, earthy, and spicy with a juiciness to it, like classic gummy or lychee jelly candy. It's a very full malty experience that does have some sweetness, yet is definitely weighted towards more savory rye bread and bird seed flavors and has fruity and citric hopping to balance it.

Nice full medium body with creamy carbonation.

Hairpin is a great rye pale ale with a lot of flavor and I always want another.

May 01, 2020
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2.85/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

CAN:

C / AVERAGE

Jun 17, 2019
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3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 1.90 (Including tax and discount)/12 oz can ($ 0.158/oz) from Total Wine-Forum, Selma, TX. Reviewed 3/27/19.
Can stamped “DEEP IN THE HEART 2457969” on bottom. On shelf at store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee cup.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Dark yellow, hazy.
Head – Large (Maximum 7 cm, aggressive center pour), very light tan, medium density, average retention, diminishing to a three to five mm ring and a heaped complete layer. Head retraction likes three-dimensional torn curtain lacing on the wall.
Lacing – Excellent! Three-dimensional rings of tiny to small bubbles, connected by a few thin columns. Also, see above.
First pour – Yellow, very slight haze.
Aroma – 3 – Faint rye spiciness.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins with some rye spiciness followed by some semi-sweet malt. ends slightly bitter. No alcohol (6.38% ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Rye is definitely there and the lacing is excellent.

Mar 27, 2019
 
3.71 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Mar 06, 2019
 
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Sep 27, 2018
 
3.75 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Aug 31, 2018
 
3.75 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Aug 28, 2018
 
3.24 by Mortarforker from Texas on Aug 10, 2018
 
4 by Jame515 from Texas on Jun 19, 2018
 
3.75 by Jasoncpace from Texas on May 21, 2018
 
3.9 by Kips from Texas on Mar 22, 2018
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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TX-Badger from Texas

Pours a clear reddish coppery color with off-white/ivory colored head. Some rye spice, caramel malt, floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with more rye, but just doesn't pack the rye punch.

Nov 04, 2017
 
4 by greenspointexas from Texas on Nov 04, 2017
 
3.65 by aufie from Texas on Oct 23, 2017
 
4.44 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas on Oct 22, 2017
 
4.12 by Dwreck from Texas on Jul 30, 2017
 
3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 01, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by vikingpillager from Illinois

(from the brewery)
We finely tuned 3 grains, a copious amount of hops added throughout the boil and then balanced it with rye to create this one-of-a-kind ale. Some may call it an IPA, a Pale Ale or maybe even a variation of an Irish red. We really don’t care for labels, we just know it nails the dry, crisp taste and depth we were looking for.

Outstanding 'session ale' - easily the best at the brewery!

Jan 17, 2017
Hairpin from HopFusion Ale Works
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 18 ratings