#21 India Pale Ale
Hoops Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #2,245
Ranked #48,266
4.11 | pDev: 3.89%
Hoops Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery.
The beer is a clear yellow-orange with a white head that quickly fades.
Aroma is citrus, pine and a bit dank. Slightly floral.
A tasty brew. Citrus and pine, nicely bitter with a touch of candied fruit sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium and a touch sticky. Very good.

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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear orange-yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Smells very hop forward, resinous and slightly citrus-y. Taste follows, with citrus and pine coming through before a slightly sweet malty finish. Reminiscent of a double IPA. Smooth and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Solid all around.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 5 day old crowler into a spieglau IPA glass. Slightly hazy peach with a big 2 finger white head and very good retention and lacing. Nose is promising -- like a wet spring garden herbal notes on the outside and at the center a little pine and a little tangerine. On the tongue, bingo, this is great and tastes so fresh. Clean bready notes lay down a foundation and there's a really nice blending of the fresh dank hops with slightly more zippy citrus and pine, playing a supporting role. Mouthful is great...full flavors but quite light feel, carb is middling, bitterness is middling to low, though there's a nice pointed finish that. Rings it all together. Really flavorful, wonderfully integrated parts, and refreshing. One of the better new locals of the year for me, and by far the best of the three I tried from these guys.

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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nicely done WC Style IPA. It pours mostly clear with a clean white head and lacing. Smells of pine and citrus mixed with a garden dank hop. Taste follows nose with pine hops in charge floral and citrus hops combine for a fruity dry finish kissed by some caramel malts. A medium carbonated brew fruity and dry with a nice bitter hop finish. Im a fan.

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#21 India Pale Ale from Hoops Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings