Hop Shovel | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop ShovelHop Shovel
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 227 ratings
Hop ShovelHop Shovel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States
bearrepublic.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop pickers of old used canvas shovels to move their harvest. We added overflowing scoops of Mosaic, Meridian and Denali to this IPA to create huge tropical and citrus notes. Enjoy a shovel's worth!


Added by jhartley on 08-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,162
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
227
Liked:
208
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
6.88%
Alströms:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of fthegiants
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skillz
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of let8it8grow
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmishLightning
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boca-X
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 09/23/17
Hazy pale amber body with a thin creamy off-white head. Tropical hop aroma of mango, orange, pineapple, and passion fruit with some light caramel malt. Juicy and zesty flavors, very hop forward with mango, pineapple, pine, grass, and passion fruit with grain and caramel in the background adding some sweetness. Medium bodied with higher carbonation, creamy and very resinous. Alcohol is present but not overly. Finishes dry and very bitter with pine and mango lingering. Nice American IPA with new school hops. Glad to start seeing Bear Republic in Illinois again - it's been awhile!

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Laxlyon
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Dixie. Clear bright orange with a small white head. Smells of strong resiny hops. A little bit of sweetness on the nose. Tastes of piney resiny hops. Spicy rye flavor comes through. Grainy finish as it dries out leaving just pine bitterness. Medium heavy. Low carbonation. Flavorful and aggressive. Also not a particularly easy IPA to drink because of the aggressive flavors.

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Photo of mcthfg
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treb0R
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A little abrasive and harsh as far as hop bitterness goes, but still manages very good hop flavor.

Rye bready malts... Juicy fresh tropical hops, orange and white grapefruit flavored hops... Clean and quenching, but very carbonated and metallic tasting

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Photo of Gerasimos
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A super solid ipa! Has all the elements you are looking for. Good hop & malt balance with citrus goodness.

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Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When you consume a fair quantity of IPA, it is rare anymore to run into one that is unique and stands out. This little falls does just that...great appearance, lovely texture and a top notch taste and finish... I approve.

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Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.69 (10 pct. off with a variety 6-pack)
Purchased: July 7, 2017
Consumed: July 8, 2017
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: No bottled on date

Picked this one up as part of a variety 6-pack at Bine & Vine, landing me 10 percent off overall. Some friends had raved about this one, so I was thrilled to finally see it in stores. Can read, “Hop pickers of old used canvas shovels to move their harvest. We added overflowing scoops of Mosaic, Meridian and Denali to this IPA to create huge tropical and citrus notes. Enjoy a shovel's worth!” Would not be able to pick out Meridian or Denali, but Mosaic is my favorite hop. Hoping to land in the 4.20-4.30 range.

Poured a gold, hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of rocky white head. Could see some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. World-class spiderweb foamy lacing. Almost perfect foamy retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled mango, dish soap, overripe tangerine, Mosaic, pineapple, grapefruit rind, floral perfume, hints of blueberry, leafy herbal and stone fruit. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted much maltier than I thought it would be. Got rye spices, lemon, iced tea, bitter mango peel, tangerine, red grapefruit rind, pineapple, berries, leafy herbal, passion fruit, peach, guava and lime. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Nowhere near as good as I thought it was going to be, but still pretty good. I think I overrated it overall. (Overall - 4.00)

3.95 | 89 | B+

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Photo of DesertFox24
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Shovel from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 227 ratings
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