Hoops Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.74/5
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53 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

325 S Lake Ave
Duluth, Minnesota, 55802
United States

(218) 606-1666 | map
hoopsbrewing.com

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Added by gatornation on 06-22-2017

BEER STATS
Beers:
31
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
53
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.13/5
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
8.96%
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by gatornation:
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Wow. 1st review of a newly built opened and thought out brewery opened by Dave Hoops he is venerable and esteemed in beer and business in MN for several decades. He turned a space from the former Timber Lodge Steakhouse into a 15 barrel Northwood's style boutique and beautiful turn of the century beer hall/brewery. Complete with original wood floors and huge Douglas fir original posts, exposed joist on the ceiling, chandelier style lighting and this is quite a large taproom everything is beautiful its long from north to south with private seating if you have a large party or separate tables and beer hall tables it has a wooden L shaped bar that frames the tanks behind. They have a dozen or so taps on hand with up to 30 lines with restaurant delivery and runners to other establishments for food. Now the brew this is where it turns plain for me , so far not so good its early thou only had one brew that was good and the rest just average the good was the IPA, the rest all needed some work as they missed the mark for me , it is early and i know this will change and be an esteemed as a stop. I will always stop here when in Duluth, but have to say i was underwhelmed with the 5 brews i had and the vibe for some reason, cant put my finger on that, only that it was dull. I know this will change and plan to visit again very soon, Tap room is open 7 days a week and has crowlers to go. For now the selection is very good and service is good,the quality of brew is just average.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sgttibbs
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of lostapollo
5/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The best place for Northland beer.

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Photo of TooGood
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of weaselpiss
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

It's not totally fair to review a place that just opened, but here goes. Hoops will always have well made beer. They know how to brew. However, currently their beer is solid not spectacular. The Hefeweizen is way too hoppy for a German style. There seems to be confusion from the servers on whether the dunkle is a dunkleweiss or a dunkle. Tastes like a dunkle to me but may have wheat in it, who knows? The 1st time there the bartender told us , after we asked for a sample, that samples were $2.50 for a 4 oz. pour. A minute after we paid for two samples she gave another patron right down the bar two small free samples. What's with that? The second time we went they then had small samples available? So, I have high hopes eventually but growing pains now with only 8-10 beers on tap and nothing to write home about.

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Hoops Brewing Company in Duluth, MN
Brewery rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 53 ratings