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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
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14
Gots:
31
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Photo of BEER88
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrUse
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To make a beer this hoppy and this bitter drinkable is a crowning achievement. This beer is just hops all the way. I don't even notice the high alcohol content. I would definitely have this again, but maybe stick to one tulip.

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Photo of mscott58
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle a clear, dark orange with three fingers of frothy off-white head.

Big juicy hop aroma of grapefruit, orange and pine. And light caramel malts.

The taste was just as juicy as the aroma with grapefruit, orange and pine. Finished with solid caramel malt notes for a good balance. Warm boozy notes from the 10.4% abv.

Medium bodied and smooth with a lighter carbonation.

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerinchapelhill
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Growler Grlz in Durham. Right up there with Points Unknown.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of willardt09
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop syrup. I prefer some other TIPA's but this is good for what it is. Unless you want the hop abuse to your stomach, split the bottle with 2-3 people. And buy some Tums.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RWACKO
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A deep golden, almost orange pour out of a waxed bomber. Very cloudy with a huge, frothy off-white head that disappears quick, but leaves significant lacing behind.

Aroma is sweet bready malts initially. Then grassy, floral, and citrus hops. It has a slight skunkiness to it reminiscent of some Euro lagers.

A lot of sweet carmel malts up front to match the nose. Then the hops remind you it's a west coast brew. Surprising amount of citrus. More sweet than sour. Pineapple and tons of mango. The sweetness from the fruit is almost candy like. Still some classic pine flavor too. Solid bitter aftertaste. I didnt check the abv, but alcohol is not noticeable.

Very creamy, full bodied IPA. It leaves a nice oily resin coating on your tongue. Carbonation is just about perfect.

This is a kick-ass, well balanced monster of an IPA. I would have called this a mod west style DIPA at first glance and smell, but it really is a hybrid midwest, and west coast, with a touch of east coast. This is world class in my opinion, and one of the top 10-15 IPA/DIPA/TIPAs I have had. Surprised by some of the scores.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a clear golden orange color with a nice head and decent lacing.

Smell – A blast of pine and citrus (grapefruit); this is definitely a hop bomb.

Taste – More hoppiness. Pine and citrus flavor. I'm not a big fan of this much hops, but I like piney hops more so than citrus hops, so this is decent.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated but a little bitter, with a hoppy bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

Drinkability – To me this is a bit over-hopped, but still pretty good.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop Craic XXXXIPA from Moylan's Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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