Hop Craic XXXXIPA | Moylan's Brewery

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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

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 02-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
31
For Trade:
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy dark honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit extract, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is the same with some brown sugar and malt flavors on the finish. The bitterness on this one is quite high and lingers after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is hoppy as hell. Definitely the best Moylan's beer I have had to date.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the pine resin hop flavors are stronger and linger through the finish. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied, crisp and a little sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer also leaves a little bite in the finish from the alcohol.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hops. It isn't too difficult to drink because it hides its alcohol well.

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3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft on 4/20, Waldo day.

Compared to Waldos by the bartender, had to try it. Served in a footed chalice glass, the beer was bright orange with a thin later of sticky white foam on the surface. Aroma was dry and piney. Flavor was similar. Not especially pungent or dank, it was dry and piney tasting also, a little oxidized. Medium bodied with a hint of alcohol present. Overall wasn't really worth trying, and probably wouldn't pick up a bottle of this if it was available, though it wasn't terrible.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It was a pleasure to find this on tap at Sticks and Stones last week.Poured into a standard pint glass a burnt orange color with a half finger white head atop.The aromas were like a smack to the face...in a good way,grapefruit rind and a big dose of pine resin,there was no malt detected just in your face fresh juicy hops.Flavors were of sharp bitter grapefruit,almost like drinking spiked pink grapefruit juice,the pine is underneath the grapefruit flavors but are there,some sweet alcohol lightly creeps but is still pretty subdued for how big the beer is.This was a true in your face hop bomb,no big sweet sugary flavors just hop joy.It kicked ass.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

thanks to my brother tenderbranson69 for sharing this with me, enjoyed chilled from the bomber in a tulip.

The color is amber with rosy tinge and thin tan head crowns with fine bead and waves of lace stick. the smell is very tangy/fruity almost tropical from the hops with floral and woody odors in the smell with mild alcohol aroma. The feel is tangy and fruity with intense bitterness and medium high carbonation with mild sweetness and semi-dry finish with moderately high alcohol warming and long residual bitter finish.

The taste starts tangy juicy with grapefruit and mango with a light acidity in the hop with woody bitter herbal gently tropical flavors with moderately strong alcohol in the taste with an almost candy coated hop type taste with extremely bitter and drying effect from alcohol with nice citrus aspect in the finish. Overall -AssKicker! not one to take lightly or drink on a clean palate perhaps(haha)the XXXX is for bitterness level and alcohol -but overall this is a very decent Imperial IPA

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Hop Craic XXXXIPA from Moylan's Brewery
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