Hop Monster IIPA (Specialty Ale) | Back Road Brewery

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Hop Monster IIPA (Specialty Ale)Hop Monster IIPA (Specialty Ale)

Brewed by:
Back Road Brewery
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 2
Reviews by alleykatking:
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2.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap.

A- Poured a nice amberish color. One finger white head shows light retention. Steaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Alcohol right off the bat with this beer. It tingles the nose and threw me for a loop. After letting this sit for a second I took another couple of whiffs. Piney and earthy hops in the front of the aroma dominate most everything about this beer smell wise. Caramel malts shows for a split second before the alcohol comes back into play. Light grapefruit like ending pretty much brings this one full circle.

T- The alcohol comes right out with the first taste along with piney hops. The hops show force in the front but toward the middle there is a light syrupy sweetness that comes from the caramel malts. Light piney flavor turns more citrus by the ending of the beer. Alcohol comes back and in a huge medicinal flavor in the very end killing off most other flavors.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is light for the style. On the palate is alcohol heat, caramel malts, and bitter piney hops. Aftertaste is alcohol heat, hints of malt, and citrusy/piney hops as well. Flavors were a little off for the style I thought. Alcohol heat was the only off flavors which came through a little too strong most of the time. High alcohol drying on the palate.

O- Not a good beer in my opinion. The alcohol heat was just too much along with a syrupy sweetness. I did try to drink this a couple of different times but I didn't really finish it at all. A good try but just too way off to be good.

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

Hop Monster IIPA (Specialty Ale) from Back Road Brewery
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