Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) | Rubicon Brewing Company

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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce)Hop Sauce (Hopsauce)

Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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If it's a bottled Rubicon beer, expect an IPA of some sort. Hopsauce has made its way into a 22 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

Sunset orange colored and topped with an inch of billowy soapy head. The head slowly drops away, though being so thick that takes time. The aroma is solid, though it won't strike fear among the top tier per style. There's amodest bitter greapefruit peel note, bittersweet tangerine, vauge grass, and a hint of mango.

Hopsauce is not hot, but instead is a sweet and hoppy experience. There's enough hops which bring sweet mango, tangerine, grapefruit, resin, and a note of honey. It leaves a somewhat astringent aftertaste, though remains solid as a rock overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.33/5  rDev -12.1%

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grapefruit juice, citrus zest, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but it seems fairly old and the metallic flavor I am getting isn't very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle.

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Hop Sauce (Hopsauce) from Rubicon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 156 ratings