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:
#3,450
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
251
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ghrymm
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over all a pretty good IPA not a stunning one but very easy drinking.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSteve
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of denver10
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the Yard House. Hazy golden pour, small skin of head, rings of lacing. Big, full hoppy aroma, fruity and dank. Taste is malty first, then eclipsed by a wave of dank , earthy hops. Complex finish, but it’s all there and recognizable. Worthy of it’s rep.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardTarget
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very hazy orange amber glass holds a rocky white head that leaves tendrils of lacing.

Aroma: Citric hop notes are full and fresh. A little crystal malt base peeking through. A little earthiness, a whiff of yeast, everything seems in order.

Taste: Mild tea flavor seems hop driven. It's hoppy, but doesn't burn or really bitter much as it is well supported by a frothy pale ale base that actually goes a bit sugary at points.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy with high carbonation makes it a bit frothy, needed a stronger pour to off gas a bit.

Overall: Like being hit in the face with a hop shovel, in a good way. Big hop flavors, mostly citric, all tasty. Big base makes it balanced but pretty heavy on both sides.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sellen
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
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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Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Shovel from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 251 ratings