#48 India Pale Ale
Hoops Brewing Company

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American IPA
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3.71 | pDev: 7.82%
Hoops Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
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4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.
Pours a dark orange with a creamy white head.
Aroma is citrus, dank, pine, floral.
Taste is big, bold and bitter. Lots of pine and citrus pith, not much sweetmess. Booze is hidden. Long finishing piney bitterness.
Sticky, chewy.
Old school. I like it.

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Photo of ipeters1017
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

20oz glass on tap. Pours a burnt orange with a decent head, dissipated quickly. Smell is citrus with a strong floral hop profile. Taste is piney and very bitter, and the bitterness is even stronger in the aftertaste--a little overkill for me. This batch was 8.3% ABV and certainly didn't taste like it--the booze taste is hidden, but I wonder if it's just the bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated and extremely dry. Fits the bill for a double IPA for sure, but it needs a slightly stronger malt profile, or any at all really, to be solid.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from crowler into cup.
A: Pours a golden yellow hue with nice 1/2 inch frothy white head with good retention.
S: Nice soft citrus (orange and lemon) with floral and pine hints.
T: Follows aroma with soft citrus and secondarily soft pine and floral hop notes. Bitterness kicks up a bit too much in the aftertaste, especially compared with the rest of the experience. Subtle caramel malt in the background.
M: Light-medium body. Moderately bitter until the aftertaste, where it is a bit too much.
D: A decent IPA. I like the hop elements in the aroma and taste, but the balance is a bit off.

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#48 India Pale Ale from Hoops Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 8 ratings