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#NOFILTER | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
hookerbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Juicy New England style IPA dry-hopped with a massive amount of Citra and Mosaic hops.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,934
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
224
pDev:
6.6%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
75
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 224 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of jamyers1
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good NE IPA, a variant of the American IPA. Tropical and hoppy. Light in color and hazy.

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Photo of crag
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manthon
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Izzo
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

one of my favorites from TH, nice amount of hops and body while being very hazy

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with brutalfarce. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/23/2018. Pours very deep golden/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/grainy, lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight lingering resins. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an incredible NEIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish; amazingly soft feel. Amazing Citra/Mosaic profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazingly spot on style example. Loved the hop profile as expected. I would buy this often if they were available to me.

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Photo of Magnapinna
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pwrussett
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fieceheart
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Muddy yellow color. Thin head. Tastes very much like a counterweight headway clone to me. The citra lemon and fruit is not jumping out as much as the subtle grass n weediness, which i very much appreciate. This is not a juice bomb, this is still “a beer.” just a hint of bitterness that is really more of a vegetal, herbacious bite on the backend than an outright bitterness. Its very good and im enjoying it but it costs a full two dollars more than counterweight headway and to my taste is not quite as good... (less of a fluffy head, less mouthfeel, a bit thinner and flatter) But yeah, damn good. Price point is my only complaint here.

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed juicy pour. Medium orange color with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Tropical citrus juice.

T/F: Juicy grapefruit, pineapple , and mango. Sweet fruit up front with modest bitterness... more melon, tangerine, and citrus follows. Oily on the tongue... sticky and delicious.

O: An elite NEIPA. A delicious hoppy juicebomb of a beer. Outstanding!

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Photo of sdjkp
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Tallboy into a tulip glass with a hazy yet not cloudy medium golden body. The crown rises up to a finger high with a thick creamy consistency and fairly good retention. Lacing is spotty at times with webs forming on parts of the glass.

S- A balanced hop profile of pine, citrus fruits and softer tropical fruits. Orange, pine resin, grapefruit, mango, bubble gum, melon and floral hops lead into just a hint of sweet base grain.

T- Leans towards the pine and citrus hops here with the more delicate hop flavors taking a bit of a back seat. Sweet and zesty orange, grapefruit, bitter pine resin, floral, melon, bubble gum, mango, peach and tangerine hop notes. The grains provide a sweetness, a touch of cracker and a light caramel hint. Sharp and comes off as greater than 7% ABV for whatever reason.

MF- Puffy and creamy medium bodied brew with a silky smooth feel on the palate. The bubbles are on the high side and the beer really fluffs up. Ends fairly bitter.

Plenty of hops with citrus, pine and other fruity flavors strong on the taste buds. A good attempt but in the end the beer just isn't quite as smooth as others with things not quite as balanced as the great once.

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Photo of TheWolf
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger of white head that settled pretty quickly.
Smells of sweet orange, some tropical notes of pineapple and mango.
Taste follows the nose, lots of fleshy orange a bit of pithy bitterness on th finish.
Light to medium body with good carb levels.
Overall a solid beer that would be in my regular rotation if in distro here.

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Photo of haines710
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. I can’t believe I can get it at Wegmans in Pennsylvania. Love the fruitiness in the smell and taste is brilliant combination of bitter and fruit just he right mix for me. I can drink this all day. Very smooth with nice bitter finish. A definite winner

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pounder can into tulip appears hazy golden with white head.

Aroma is fruity almost melon-like with a minty hoppiness and dusty hop debris.

Taste carries the same melon/hop dust with lots of fruity hop character and low key bitterness. As it warms it has a sweet candy-like finish im not crazy about.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. It is tasty no doubt but certainly not the “best ipa ever” my dumbass friend told me as he encouraged me to buy more than just a 4-pack.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gjohn28
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrimeDog
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoasterGuy
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I_love_cold_beer
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely love this beer. I'm not a huge Thomas Hooker fan, but this unfiltered beer is exceptional. Hazy, juicy, hoppy, smooth...excellent.

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#NOFILTER from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 224 ratings