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Hop Shovel | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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:
#3,204
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
238
pDev:
6.88%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On Tap.

A - Hazy dark orange color with thin lacing and moderate carbonation.

S - Nose is extremely weak, sweet malt and light citrus.

T - Balanced, sweet caramel malt followed by tropical fruit, mango, guava, and ends with a lingering semi-oily grapefruit bitterness. After the bitterness subsides on the back end there's a sugary caramel malt residue left over.

M - Medium body with a very dry finish.

O - Glad to have tried it, that's all I can say.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dsa7783
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Six pack copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Pours a copper ruddy hue with moderate frothing. Pungent aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hop Shovel from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 238 ratings
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