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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale | The Fort Collins Brewery

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale AleHoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beaver13 on 04-25-2013

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 102
Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

an audible sizzle settles about, rising up a tide of clean white foam, about one finger high and then it quiets itself, usually audible head fizzles into nothingness in no time flat - not so here, lacing is really nice with sticky white hop web clinging for dear life all over the damn place, the color is a bit odd for this style as it maintains a golden almost straw hue, there is a carbonation party going on inside the glass as well, tons of bubbles grinding against each other in spirals racing around to the top, good looking.

juicy fruit seltzer with pine notes, some wafts of lemon, pretty straight forward if not a little tame for a double

taste etc...
much like the nose (how often do I type that, sheesh), kind of a mild mannered IPA that roams into a mango-ish one with a definite ABV kick, the bitterness is pretty mild and the hops seem more prevalent in the afterglow, medium thick in the mouth with a nice little kiss of carbonation to keep it light enough, this thing drinks light flavor wise but has big body and ABV... kind of a little bit of a strange combination

good beer, nothing special, I prefer a more robust DIPA but there is nothing bad here and it does pack its punch well. if this had the balls flavor wise to back up the body it would be world class

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Photo of BFCarr
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I'm not sure there wasn't a problem with the glass it was served in, but there were some off flavors. Musty and soapy notes are present. It's not terrible, but not what I expected in an imperial IPA.

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Photo of Beaver13
1.88/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - some bready malts and a little grassy, almost skunky, hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and a lot of bitter grassy hops that taste a little noble-like. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and a little watery.

Overall, I don't really care for it. It has good bitterness - but it's more like a imperial pils.

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2.64/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twizzard
4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Burgman08
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.99/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slader
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pros: Smooth. Cons: Hints of malted milk balls when it first hits the palette. To brewers credit they post an accurate description of the taste on the label: "Bready malt backbone..." Sorry to say that the balance of the 4-pack from the great FCB brewery is destined for the lower shelf in the back of my fridge.

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Photo of Circles413
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a 4 pack at a local bottle shop for $2.99. The beer is okay at best but when you look at the price point it's great! Would I pay $9.99 for a 4 pack? Maybe. But at $2.99, you can't beat it! This isn't the best or worst IPA I've ever had but again, at the price it's at, I can't complain. Definitely a pretty solid session IPA even though it's rated ad an IEPA. For my taste & standards, I consider this a higher ABV, IPA. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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