Hodgson's Bitter End IPA | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by twelveinches on 11-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
Wants:
2
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24
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4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ideal place to drink: on my way back home from snowboarding, I stop by my local Winco and find this 6 pack gem for $7.89. Paired w/ meat & cheese roast beef sandwich at home, it stands out as a strong, dark copper, dry finishing IPA. Mmmm Winco

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Nice copper color

pine nose

Citrusy notes with bitter pine.

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3.96/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fish Brewing Co. "Hodgson's Bitter End IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "SPAWNED ON DATE: FEB"

Notes: Slight haze, probably from dry-hopping. Surprisingly good head retention and lacing. Pleasantly hoppy aroma backed by mineralish caramel malt. Floral, leafy, herbal, piney and citrusy. As usual the flavor follows suit with boldness all around: hops, malt, bitterness. Dry, bitter finish with lingering leafy, herbal, spicy and somewhat grassy hops. Befitting the Hodgson name, the caramel maltiness and yeast choice seem English in nature, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's a healthy dose of Kent Goldings in there as well. The piney, citrusy and spicy hops (or is that alcohol?) give it an American twist. As it warms it becomes much more rounded and balanced.

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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass best by September, I am assuming 2016. Pours a very attractive reddish orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves amazing lace behind.

Smell is very bitter lemon, grapefruit, caramel, biscuit, and pine.

Taste follows pine, lemon, and grapefruit actually a crazy amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, plenty of life, very dry, and drinkability is good if you like grapefruit rind.

Overall this is a amazingly aggressive IPA, especially considering it is only 6.5% ABV. Thanks @jzeilinger for this bitter bomb.

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3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle purchased at Main Market in Spokane for $1.19. It appears Fish neglected to make a freshness “notch” in the space provided on the label, so there’s no telling how old this is.

Poured a hazy orange-amber color. Half-inch or so of bubbly beige foam stuck around for a little while and left lace on the sides of a Mass Transit Ale pint glass (thanks, Connie).

Juicy, grapefruity aroma to this. A little bit of malty sweetness was way in the background.

More bitter and herbal tasting than the nose let on.

Oily, prickly mouthful to this.

Bitter end was right, along with bitter start and bitter middle.. Definitely an IPA that will only appeal to a certain kind of hophead, one that likes things dank and bitter. I found it pretty good, but a little one dimensional. I’d like to try a bottle of this I know is fresh.

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Hodgson's Bitter End IPA from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.38 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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