Hippotizing IPA | River Horse Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
riverhorse.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American IPA is a cross between the West Coast and New England styles. It’s brewed with a pale malt profile to allow the hops to shine through, then dry hopped with over two pounds per barrel worth of Mosaic. This is a great amped up IPA for hop lovers.

Added by Wiffler27 on 06-11-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,989
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
109
pDev:
8.71%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Photo of Yeroc
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy to cloudy yellow in color and has some hues of amber. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus are present in the nose along with hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell having lots of flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus with notes of caramel malts and hints of pine. There is a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
M: It feels medium-bodied and both crisp and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this hybrid between a West Coast IPA and a New England IPA was a novel idea as it really blended the two styles together. Perhaps one should then call this a "Midwest IPA". Any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of chiefz1
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnDon
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden amber haze with light white cap head. Notes of orange, grapefruit and herbal pine hops. Big and bold cross of west and east coast ipa with 76 IBU @ 7.5% ABV. Great IPA!

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a hazy, amber color with dramatic head formation, leaving a one and a half inch head initially, solid retention, and copious rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, and pine.
T: Palate follows the nose. Moderate bitterness completes the picture.
M: Medium bodied with excellent carbonation.
O: Hippotizing IPA is a straightforward, but exceptionally enjoyable American IPA. In this era of complex, extravagantly hopped, flavor forward IPAs, this stands out a classic, yet contemporary interpretation of the style.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy orange with an off white head.

Aroma is an orange blossom honey.

Taste is bitter with a nice honey sweetness balance.

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Photo of RandyBoBandy
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

River Horse Brewing Co. "Hippotizing IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without production codes or freshness dating
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Liquor, Wine & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well it's got a nice head on it, I'll have to wait for it to settle, but it's also quite cloudy. It's a brownish amber and the head's off-white. It smells like a "real ale" with the yeast coming through amidst caramelish malt and citrusy hops. On to the flavor... similar as expected, but with much more hop flavor. I'm not sure why the hop aroma's so limited because the flavor's not. I'm finding notes of orange, berries, grapefruit, pine, earth, mango, and a little bit of lemon. They work well with the sweetish and grainy pale malt base, and a solid bitterness backs it, balancing the sweetness and bringing it to a mostly dry conclusion. Oddly the hops don't linger nearly as strong as you might expect given their contribution upfront. That's OK though, it's a unique ale. It's medium bodied and gently crisp. Worth trying.
Review# 5,931

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Photo of ronkauffman_
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrosso
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at SAVOR 2017. This had an earthy and dank scent, with a dank and bitter taste with some pithy citrus. It was a nice crisp brew, but not top tier.

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3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hippotizing IPA from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 109 ratings