Hopdaemon Skrimshander IPA | Hopdaemon Brewery Company

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Hopdaemon Skrimshander IPAHopdaemon Skrimshander IPA
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Hopdaemon Skrimshander IPAHopdaemon Skrimshander IPA

Brewed by:
Hopdaemon Brewery Company
England, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-23-2003

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by CRJMellor:
Photo of CRJMellor
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bit darker than expected.
Aroma is mazingly floral and hoppy with loads of citrus fruit banging the olfactory nerve.
Flavors of dark fruits, some light caramel and chewy malt shine through.
Mouthfeel is pleasntly sweet to start then cut with a nicely sharp bitterness that doesn;t overpower but glides you to a finish.
Drinkability was very high. Drank this one sitting on the porch of a pub under the White Cliffs of Dover thinking about the Battle of Britain and other history I had just seen.

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Photo of rastaman
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Cask)Nicelyfloral and hoppy, really nice citrusy hops character, nicely bitter. Besides this there wasn't too much that excited me, but its a pretty solid IPA/bitter. More bitter-ish than IPA-ish i reckon, but still quite assertive in the hops department i guess.

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Photo of toinoucos
1.69/5  rDev -52%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a small lasting head.
Nose shows lots of malt with toffee, caramel and toast characters at the forefront. Somewhat one-dimensional after the initial burst however.
More malt as flavours before a mettallic bitterness flows in.
Nice moderately high carbonation works well.

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Photo of VoodooBrew
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool label. Ships, waves, and a seamonster. Thanks Texashammer for sharing this one with me.

The aroma begins bright and floral, with slightly floral citrus fruit notes. It's a fairly delicate profile that begins to fade away. Sweet, fruity notes open up on the palate, with mild hints of green apple and orange. It's delicately hoppy, and finishes with a soft, mild bitterness. As in the nose, the flavors are quite delicate, and as such they end up fading noticeably before mid-glass.

My initial impression with this beer was quite favorable, by virtue of its delicate yet pleasing flavor notes, particularly in the hops. However I soon found myself wondering where the flavors went. For an IPA this is surprisingly restrained. Started off promising but finished disappointing.

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Photo of texashammer
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

bottle was transported back from England by my father as a Christmas present. so it's a few months old.

pours a clear orange with very little white head. smells of juicy hops, very hoppy smell for a British beer (in my experience) but not bitter. tastes slightly smoky at first; hint of green apple fruitiness; slightly sweet. as I drink the peaty or smoky quality comes on increasingly strongly. smooth light mouthfeel and quick finish are nonintrusive and pleasant. but in the end I find it very smoky and this is something I really dislike, so for me, low drinkability. certainly a matter of taste, however; I gave the rest of my glass to voodoobrew and he drank it.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle purchased while on vacation in the UK.

Appearance - clear brilliant amber coloured beer. Decent finger of white head. Poor retention.

Smell - malty, sweet with some earthy hops. Some grain interspersed.

Taste - light sweetness and some bitterness, but generally on the maltier side for an English / American IPA. Light citrusy flavors as well.

Mouthfeel - a little dense, not cloying but not light and as sessionable as the label says. Carbonation is moderate and fairly appropriate for the beer.

Overall - a decent if not brilliant IPA.

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Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of haz77
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark orange with a half inch of off-white head. This recedes rapidly to a thin layer. Looks to have low carbonation.

S - Biscuity malt, a little citrus, floral hops

T - The initial biscuity malts and citrus are soon overtaken by restrained hops, which follow through into the mildly bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium body and low carbonation.

D - Very delicate for an IPA. Easy drinking, as expected.

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Photo of Sam-VW
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Euroglot
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tarnished brass with gone-in-30-seconds tan foam. 3.5
Copper penny, dried apricot, and caramel biscuits. 4
Biscuit-y malts with toffee + peanut then earthy hops, some orchard fruit esters, dried tangerine rind, and a vegetal undertone. 3.75
Humming spicy linger.
Light, fizzy, dry, salty. 3.75

I scoffed to see "IPA" on the label of what on all evidence - Kent brewery, 4.5%, supermarket shelf - would probably be a plain old pint of bitter. And it is that, but to its credit, it's the IPA end of that - Burton-ish water, spritzy citrus hops, and a clean bitter finish. It's dull beyond that, don't get me wrong, but would do fine in bulk at a pub or BBQ. 4

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of velkyal
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Skrimshander IPA is a light orange colour, which had a thinnish white head. I found the nose rather subtle, definitely citrusy but not overpoweringly so, which I liked. Drinking wise, this I enjoyed muchly - it is quite bitter and that light citrusness kind of catches the back of your throat but then gives way to a soft sweetness. The finish was very dry and coupled with a gentle carbonation makes this nice, refreshing beer.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours near amber with a smallish head that goes with only a couple specks of lace. Nose is pretty classic EKG/Fuggles...the bottle just says "Kentish hops" but this seems fairly straightforward. So, you've got the regular fruity but cardboard thing going on. Fruity malt comes through equally as the hops (and that is on both the nose and taste), so you get a bit of a bitter-IPA crossover. Nothing really stands out, although there is hint of something interestingly briny that nearly gets this up to a 3.75 on taste...but falls just short. Overall, just so-so.

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Photo of wl0307
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my scond time to taste this beer--this time I surprisingly found it at the Tesco supermarket. It seems this supermarket chain is starting to commit to some micro-breweries' stuffs as well. BB 25/11/2006. Served cool in a straight imperial-pint glass.

A: dark amber hue; fast-dissipating thin off-white froth; very restrained carbonation.
S: fruity and flowery hops, longan-fruit tea, on top of rather chewy caramely maltiness and raw-ish malt grist, plus a touch of yeasty scent coming from the bottle-conditioning yeasts. Pleasant enough, yet the blend reveals a slightly harsh note imparted by the yeasts.
T: the chewy palate of caramely malts is followed by black tea-leafy hops and dried stone fruits (longan-fruits)... finished with more bittersweet fruity aftertaste and a bitter, tannic tea-leafy and licorice hoppyness gathering force till the end. The hops also render the mouthfeel quite chewy in the end.
M&D: refreshing enough yet surprisingly smooth, w/o much fizziness on the palate which I greatly welcome, as it's more akin to a cask-conditioned ale. Easy-drinking hoppy Pale Ale, not "Imperial" in any sense, though.

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Photo of gulden
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hopdaemon Skrimshander IPA from Hopdaemon Brewery Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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