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Hop Craic XXXXIPA | Moylan's Brewery

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4.06/5
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223 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States
moylans.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 02-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,450
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
223
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of SirFolmarv
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, orange/beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dank, herbal, malts, light citrus. Taste is bitter, dank, resin, some malts, just a touch of alcohol, did I mention bitter? Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, if you are looking for a hop bomb, you will find it here.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of northbay47
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent but kinda flat. Ben and Nicks, Oakland CA, April 2016

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Photo of tdmccarthy
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thundersnow
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travolta
3.2/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zphogan
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This a frickin good beer. Smell is fantastic, well balanced for over 10%, will drink again.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is very spicy/dank hops and citrus/fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, grapefruit, malts, mild tropical fruit and a mix of spicy hops, bitterness and slight sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of richj1970
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. No bottle date, but was told it was bottled on 1/26.

A: Clear golden Amber with 2 finger white head. Nice retention and leaving some moderate lacing.

S: Big dank, earthy and floral hops dominant the nose. Grapefruit, oranges, and pine cones.

T: Full on hop assault without being overly bitter. Some citrus with grapefruit and orange peel. Pine and herbal hops. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden here.

M: Medium body with fairly light carbonation and oily hops resins coating the tongue.

O: If you are a fan of big beers and big hops, then this would be right up your alley. Recommended for sure if you can find it fresh.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very cloudy orange color with a 2 finger frothy off white head. Retention is great and there is a lot of spotted lacing. Smell is sweet and bready malt with some pine, grapefruit and bitter dankness. Taste is the same, but way too malty and boozy. Feel is heavy side of medium, oily and sticky. Overall it's not bad, but a bit of a boozy/malty mess. Devil Dancer is the immediate comparison that comes to mind, but I much prefer Devil Dancer to this.

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Photo of GorillaBean
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephen_Woods
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange and light auburn appearance, mild head develops. Aroma was plenty of green hop citrus impact.

Taste was thick, syrupy, dank bitterness. A little bit of fruit in the tropical realm flavor, not a ton, bitterness and heavy malt dominates. Might as well be a barleywine with tons of crystal malt.

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Photo of trevordglenn
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infinitebruner
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

October 25, 2015

22 oz bomber, tulip

A – Deep amber, almost like ruby red grapefruit, with a lot of haze, though not what I’d call turbid. Just highly unfiltered. Very little head, just some off-white bubbles that barely register and then disappear.

S – A huge nose of resin, pine, and woodsy herbal hops, followed by grapefruit, orange. Sweet caramel and sourdough bread make up the malt profile, along with a bit of toffee.

T – Orange and pine are very prominent, along with moderate woodsy resin. A ton of caramel and bready malt is prominent, enveloping and overtaking the hop flavors before a bitter hop assault outflanks everything else. At each it point it seems out of balance, as a whole there is harmony.

M – Carbonation is moderate-low, perhaps in relation to the very full/heavy body. Not quite the malt bomb of 120 Minute IPA, this instead ventures toward American Barleywine territory. A lot of sweetness, but intense bitterness wins the day. Not dry.

O – If you’re looking for a bold beer, in many respects, you will find one here. Feels like it’s been executed as intended. Enjoyable.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nlv0127
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Craic XXXXIPA from Moylan's Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 223 ratings
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