Hop Cyclone
Tröegs Brewing Company

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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,989
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,387
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 7.86%
Ratings:
95
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 03, 2022
Added:
Sep 30, 2020
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  11
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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4.06 by Boone757 from Virginia on Feb 03, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1+ finely pored ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: tangerine and pineapple;

T: mango with hints of tangerine, pineapple, and lemon from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: dangerously smooth;

Jan 03, 2022
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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Enjoyed home, 12/17/21

Dec 17, 2021
 
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by dsa7783 from New Jersey

Sixteen ounce four pack copped from Joe Canal's in Parsippany.
Pours a hazy, golden hue with maximum frothing.
Ardent aroma laden with notes of sugarcane and sweet honey.
Authentic depiction of an unbridled style which lends a strong backbone to the Simcoe hop.
For a superior beer, turn to Weyerbacher Brewing's Double Simcoe DIPA.

Nov 22, 2021
 
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Nov 13, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Spike from England

16oz can.
L: Murky yellow/orange with one finger of snow white head and spotty lacing.
S: Herbal, leafy, clean. Tropical fruit is pushed to the background.
T: Dense, oozing, overripe tropical fruit. Moderate bitterness.
F: Thick, oily and heavy.
O: A full-bore 9% NEIPA/DIPA. There’s minimal alcohol heat but there’s also no escaping the claustrophobic effect of such a high ABV. Zero refreshment.

Nov 13, 2021
 
3.51 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Nov 06, 2021
 
4.79 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Oct 23, 2021
 
5 by Gubblecote from New York on Oct 21, 2021
 
4.03 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2021
 
4.06 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2021
 
4.25 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Oct 14, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

16 oz can, dated best by 12/14/21

Pours a hazy yellow orange in color, thick off white colored head. Good head retention. Big tropical fruit hop aroma with dank undertones. Similar taste- pineapple, kiwi. Decent bitterness. Soft, full mouthfeel

Oct 05, 2021
 
4.31 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Sep 29, 2021
 
4.06 by rdub from Pennsylvania on Sep 29, 2021
 
4.45 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Sep 27, 2021
 
4.35 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2021
 
4.1 by RichRubes610 from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2021
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3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by teromous from Virginia

From the bottom of the can in very easy to read, solid black print: "FRESHEST BY 12/15/2021 21:51 210817-808"

Appearance: The body of the beer is opaque and light orange. It has a creamy textured medium-short sized head that is white, has good retention, and leaves some nice sheets of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Pineapple skin and grapefruit come through on the nose right away, although they are very light smelling. There is also a sweet-smelling aroma of candy peach rings. A light bit of grass and cabbage comes through as well.

Taste: Up front there is pineapple skin and peach rings with a light bit of wheat flour that comes through as it creeps over the tongue to the middle. Wheat flour and apricot with a strong alcohol flavor is on the middle of the tongue. The aftertaste is pine, grain husk, and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: It is thick and chewy at all times, feeling overly thick most of the time. It has a nice rind bitterness which is pleasant. The overt alcohol presence drops drinkability a bit.

Overall: As a whole it feels very unrefined and non-perfected but it remains drinkable to a degree. It is somewhat better than some of the average attempts at a New England IPA but it seems to strive for appearance over aroma and flavor. It has an obvious alcohol presence and at "ALC./VOL. 9%" (as indicated by the can) it is a higher ABV beer where that alcohol presence would normally be acceptable, but there are so many breweries on the market with similar ABVs that can conceal it far better that it becomes only telling when a brewery doesn't accomplish it for this style. This beer also overdoes it on the body, but at least the aroma is nice and it does have some good flavors that pop in from time to time. This might be a good beer to pair with something spicy where the alcohol and some of the finer nuance might be lost. I probably wouldn't buy it again. It's not a beer I would recommend unless you're either looking for Tröegs' take on a New England IPA or want something better than the average or below average commercial take on a NEIPA.

Sep 16, 2021
 
3.83 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania on Sep 14, 2021
 
3.96 by Cfitty from New York on Sep 12, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

Heckuva beer from a heckuva brewery. Best by 12/14/21 consumed on 9/11 so thanks to my local monger for quick delivery.
L: drinking from the can and. The can is stylish.
S: lots of tropical fruit. Very inviting.
T: delivers on the nose and finishes w some hoppy bitterness.
F: smooth with light carbonation.
O: works for me. Nice once per year treat. Well done troegs!!

Sep 11, 2021
 
4.13 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Medium golden pour... completely hazed with 2 fingers of creamy white head. Great retention/lacing.

S: Citrus... tropical fruit juice and hops.

T.F: Light grains and heavy citrus. Pineapple, lemongrass, nectarine, and grapefruit rind. Spice and more citrus. Creamy mouthfeel... medium bodied and well carbonated.

O: A pretty standard/above average hazy NEDIPA. Nothing off the wall fabulous, but an easy drinking brew. The 9% ABV is dangerously hidden... definitely something to watch out for.

Sep 10, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Ba-Bam!! Hoppy fruits hit you right in the face upon popping the top ... The rest of the experience does not disappoint.... Nice hazy golden color... Tastes yummy....ABV is very well hidden....be careful and enjoy

Sep 05, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

Troegs has been a great brewer we've seen around here for years. They produce many great brews. I thought it would be cool to try their take on a trendy, hazy style. It should be a winner, a style that rarely fails with a brewer who never does.

It pours pale yellow with loads of suds. The New England stench is there, but not too strong, meaning this must be pretty fresh. It tastes not as dry as some and not as bitter as some, with a nice balance. The finish is slightly creamy.

Recommended. Troegs doesn't fail either at the easy-to-get-right style, but it isn't the best or necessarily all that unique.

Sep 04, 2021
 
4.1 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania on Sep 04, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

L: pours a bright straw/yellow with 2 fingers of frothy white head
S: peach, stone fruit, citrus, and grass
T: tropicals up front with a smooth grassy finish. The 9%is well hidden
F: medium body, low carbonation
O: clocks in at 9% but does not drink like it. A very solid brew

Sep 02, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

16oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $3.99. Canned on 9/21/20 and says "freshest by 1/21/21". We are a bit past that date, almost 5 months since it was canned.

Look: Pours a deep golden color with a moderate haziness. The beer is barely translucent. A very thin white head with the looks of nice lacing.

Smell: Has a nice mixture of sweet and dank aromas. The initial impression is that it smells very sweet. Up front it redolent of ripe pineapple, golden raisins, coconut, orange rind, vanilla?, with pine, peppery notes, and green bell pepper lingering on the back end. The nose finishes very green. Smells interesting.

Taste: It's quite drinkable, and it definitely does not taste like a 9% ABV beer. Up front, it's sweet but that doesn't last very long. Then it transitions to pithy and piney with a moderately bitter and dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy, yet finishes crisp and dry which is nice. The bitterness is building as I get into it. I am also noticing a soapy aftertaste is developing; this could be my perception of the sabro hops which have this coconut / woody / soapy thing going on.

Feel: Carbonation is right on and the mouthfeel is soft and pillowy.

Overall: It's an very drinkable hazy double IPA. I wish I would have had this closer to when I purchased it, but I still think that it has not suffered so much while being kept in my fridge. My criticism would be that it doesn't strike me as being particularly special or compelling in terms of its flavors. However, it definitely is a very well-made and drinkable beer. If I can find this again as a single next year, then I will try to pick one up and drink it fresh.

Notes from the can: London 5 yeast | Citra, Sabro, Simcoe, Sultana hops | Pilsner, Wheat, Vienna Unmalted Wheat

Feb 14, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by damndirtyape from Ohio

16oz can served in a Duvel tulip glass. Freshest by 01/21/21. Date stamp 01:19 200917-808.

Appearance: Hazy/opaque pale gold, rocky white head, lots of persistent lacing (strands and islands) all over the glass.

Smell: Citrus and pineapple.

Taste: Orange, peach, pineapple, tropical fruit, bready malt, and a mildly bitter citrus rind finish. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Good thickness and carbonation. Chewy, and sticky on the teeth from the hop oils.

Overall / Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable. Went really well with Shakshuka and toast, and a very tasty DIPA/NEIPA (the can calls this a Hazy DIPA) overall. I could easily want another and I'd be in some serious trouble with this beer. Well done Hazy NEIPA!

Jan 10, 2021
 
4.26 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Jan 05, 2021
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JayQue from Virginia

Very good NE IPA. Double IPA .abv but very moderate bitterness and high drinkability. If you had a few of these, you would be very comfortable but surprised to be that "schnitzed". Pours a very hazy straw yellow with a big foamy head. Plenty of lacing on the glass and very good head retention. Aroma includes plenty of grapefruit and a little tropical fruit. Taste is more of the same, grapefruit and tropical fruit with mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and smooth with mild bitterness. Seems like a real NE IPA that is much lighter in .abv than it really is. Tasty and very drinkable, this is a very good beer.

Dec 20, 2020
 
4.06 by BidYouABrew from Washington on Dec 19, 2020
 
4.11 by steelkilt from Maryland on Dec 13, 2020
 
4.38 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Nov 28, 2020
 
4.58 by chiefz1 from New York on Nov 28, 2020
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3.12/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Tomahock from Pennsylvania

I'm a little surprised this got such high reviews. It's fine... and it hides it's 9% well, but other than that, it seems pretty average. If you're looking for a good way to get as much ABV as possible, this is good choice. Easy to drink. But if you are looking to savor slowly, this probably ins't your best bet.

Nov 27, 2020
 
3.09 by pdcleff from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2020
Hop Cyclone from Tröegs Brewing Company
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