Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) | Rubicon Brewing Company

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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce)Hop Sauce (Hopsauce)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company
California, United States
rubiconbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Hop Sauce 8.2%
A nice golden color with aromas of pine,
citrus and some earthy spice notes was
created using 1800 lbs of English pale
malt and over 100 lbs of hops! Hopsauce
is full of hop flavor at about 100 IBUs.
This is what hop lovers dream about.
Get hopped up on the sauce!"

Added by BrewMonkey on 07-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of speedlimit7
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vikinggary28
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear1964
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a good look and a great taste, bright orange color and a small creamy off white head. Aroma is juicy citrus and pith...really fresh smells as the awesome lace clings to the glass, mouthfeel is medium after the first hop bomb wave...this settles into a really nice sipping brew with a lot of taste without dulling the taste buds. People complained about the bitter side of this, this is what I look for in a DIPA...this has it all and I think this is a solid brew!

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Photo of BKALLDAY831
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy golden-orange-amber look with a creamy mild yellow head.

S: Wonderful presence of carmelized brown sugar and tropical/citrus aroma with a subtle tease of earthiness and pine.

T: Hit me with strong flavors of grapefruit rind and tangerine followed by caramal undertones. Very hop-happy pine notes and a bitter, resinous finish.

F: Creamy, smooth, medium-light malted body. Pretty light for a double IPA

O: I love the bright Citrusy sweetness paired with the sugary caramel. The bright bitter flavors and the weak malty body just don't match up for me, and i feel it lacks balance.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nishriver
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber color with a thin head with short retention, but keeps a constant plate.
Delicious tropical aroma with notes of passion fruit, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, mango and caramel malt.
Bitter flavor with predominant notes of resiny and spicy hops, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, soap, cantaloupe, garlic and slightly toasted and caramel malts. Quite dry aftertaste with an insistent bitterness.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.2% is not felt.
Decent resiny DIPA that satisfied my appetite for hops. Not overly sweet and with a nice nose, but resiny and dunk hops hid a bit its mouth complexity. Though it increases as it warms up and hops settle down on your palate. It didn’t fell so fresh and live.

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Photo of Fabianno
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light orange colored, impressive clarity. Lots of pine in the aroma, orange.

A lot of caramel feels from the crystal malt I suspect. Resinous. Sweeter than average. Eats up alcohol. Pale malts toasted greater than average. Earthy. Lots of bitterness.

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Photo of einman
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of --dida--
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Truly lives up to its name, but at the same time the hop does not overpower the pine and citrus flavored. Overall quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy orange 2” off white foam cap
S: citrusy, grassy hops
T: Starts malty, then the hops come on board followed by a burst of orange to apricot, hints of pineapple, some caramel in the background and a long lingering grapefruit rind bitter finish.
F: Creamy, very fine soft carbonation, medium full body.
O: The interaction of fruit, caramel malt and hop flavors is well balanced and exquisite.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnL9013
2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I am a huge fan of double IPA's, and this one misses the mark on many fronts.

There's not much to like here, other than the hop level, which is just about right. This beer is both too malty, and too bitter, at the same time. It's like somewhere along the way they decided that adding a lot of bittering hops was a good strategy and then sweetened it up to make it tolerable.

The result is a beer that tastes exactly like some kind of barleywine-double IPA hybrid, right down to the bitter, harsh, medicinal aftertaste that many barleywines are known for. If you're into this, that's fine, but I prefer the smoother, more balanced beers of this style.

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Photo of Abstraction1
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Geoffq
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sgbrown78
4.61/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good, smooth and tastes amazing

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Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) from Rubicon Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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