Hop Cyclone
Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,959
Ranked #7,313
4.09 | pDev: 7.33%
Saturday at 07:25 PM
Sep 30, 2020
A soft, tropical and hazy Double IPA from Tröegs! Experience hop waves of epic proportions thanks to our Hop Cyclone technology, which churns in our fermenters and makes sure the notes of pineapple, soft citrus and juicy peach hit every last drop of this beer. London 3 yeast ups the tropical ante and helps uphold the haze from the grain. With heroic hop flavor and low bitterness, this once-a-year release will disappear without warning. Don’t miss it!

We taste: pineapple, soft citrus, juicy peach
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Rated: 4 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Saturday at 07:25 PM
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy yellow body with a fairly large white head and spotty lacing. Citrus, pitted fruit and pineapple comprise the aroma. Tropical fruit adds depth to the flavor along with a touch of spice in the aftertaste. Subdued sweetness throughout. High abv is subtle. Decently carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel. A winner if you like NEIPA's.
Oct 05, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Can dated "freshest by 12/12/23" (which is FOUR MONTHS away)(which tells me something about Troegs' concept of freshness) into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy light honey-gold color with a brief off-white head. Good lacing. Initial impression is slightly sweet pineapple and peach - very simple, very tasty. Mouthfeel is medium, verging on sticky. Finish fades to a balanced sweet pineapple and malt. Overall, a delicious and unusual NEIPA. Get you some.
Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
8/25/23, at the brewery again.
Aug 25, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Bwag from New York

Feb 17, 2023
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Rated by Troyinpa

4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
One of the best tasting beers with a decent kick
Feb 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Hobbs87 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Excellent DIPA. I really enjoy their Troegenator and figure to give this a try. It didn’t disappoint. I would put it up against other top DIPA. Sweet aroma and taste which I lean to and very smooth. Enjoyable but at 9% best one at a time.
Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 4 by prototypic from Ohio

Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Nov 10, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Oct 22, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with a long lived stiff 2F head and heavy lacing.

Smells of grassy floral hops with citrus and sweet fruits.

Tastes of mildly tart grapefruit, sweeter orange and pineapple with a bit of wheat tanginess. The finish is mildly bitter with some boozy warmth.

Medium light body with light carbonation. Light dry mouthfeel.

This is a very ( or dangerously ) drinkable, mild mannered brew that balances its sweet and tart/bitter well.
Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by CobraChicken

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Smells of pineapple and tropical fruit. The taste follows with heavy pineapple and a pine finish. Slight bitter finish. Not sticky, but very floral. Low carbonation and easy drinking. That 9% will lay you out boy!
Sep 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy pale yellow with an amber tint, 1" white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing. Suspended particles.

Aroma is floral, pineapple, pine.

Taste is pineapple, pine, peach.

Medium body, light carbonation. Semidry finish.

A very good NEIPA.
Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(16 oz can, freshest by 12/20/2022; purchased cold single at the brewery... poured into my Troegs teku)

L: very pale amber-colored liquid, only a subtle haze at the start; rocky, craggy, exploded foam stand... the head doesn't hold well, leaving a thin collar and little lace... dare I say this could be hazier?!

S: key lime pie, xmas tree, subtly doughy underlying malts, spicy grapefruit peel; alcohol essence but not overt booze... Pez or other fruity-sugary candy

T: not nearly as vibrant and popping on the palate as anticipated by its aromas... peppery, custardy aftertaste... pan-citrus melange up front, slight acidic (boozy) accent... Troegs suggestion of pineapple and peach flavors are not off-base, though they're not redolent in either, with the latter being more apparent... relatively mild but clear note of ethanol builds in the aftertaste... vague dank mango?

F: near silky smooth with a delayed but subdued heat... powdery resinous film; delicate sting... spiked nectar

O: another well-executed, if not otherworldly IPA from Troegs; this does not strike me as NEIPA, wouldn't have guessed... I could see getting this again, and it's prompting the though in my mind to maybe cold store a bunch of their seasonal IPAs to compare and contrast... lucky enough to get a big glass of Hop Knife at the brewery last night; perhaps stoking my interest for further dissection of their hoppy offerings (2016)
Sep 12, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tröegs Brewing Co. "Hop Cyclone"
16 fl. oz. can "FRESHEST BY 12/20/2022 20:21 220816-806" and sampled on 09/06/2022

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a hazy gold body beneath a finger's width of white foam. The aroma is bright and inviting! It's citrusy with tangerine, resionus and piney, and tropical with pineapple. On to the taste... wow, this is loaded with hops. The malt is basic and bready, and the hop notes include everything found in the aroma as well as nectarine, some woodiness, distant coconut... earthiness... lemon... passionfruit... some kind of berry, perhaps a red berry,... a hint of grassiness, and herbs. The alcohol is clear at 9% but not harsh, and along with moderate bitterness it helps it to finish dry, earthy, woody, and almost minty. It's quite intense, and yet somehow it doesn't seem like a complete palate wrecker. Oh, yeah, the alcohol will shut you down but I guess it's the restrained bitterness that makes it seem like you could drink more than one of these in a row. I would never do that because it would be a little bit of a waste and I think one full can of this is more than enough of a treat, but then again, if pressed, say on a camping trip where this was the only beer left, then yeah, I'd drink two or even three of these in a row. And then I'd pass out! Ha ha! OK, let's wrap this up. It's medium bodied on the fuller side, and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation. The head retention was just OK, but for a beer of 9% that's probably pretty decent, and although it didn't leave much lacing about the glass there is at least one torn banner overhead remaining from the initial pour. I personally think this is a winner, and I'm not surprised as it's come from Troeg's.
Review #8,241
Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 03, 2022
Hop Cyclone from Tröegs Brewing Company
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