Hop-a-lot-amus | River Horse Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AltBock on 12-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of mikeg67
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours hazy-orange with a long lasting, off-white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, citrusy hops and some fruity esters. Body is full and smooth. A lot of piney, grapefruity hops balanced on the palate by large amount of caramel and biscuit malt. Finish is long lasting, dry, grapefruity. Solid brew. I think I will be buying more of River Horse brews.

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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a mellow amber, slightly cloudy with very little head.

S - smells of fruits (peaches, pear), sweet caramel, piney hops, slight hint of a rubber smell

T - a very malt heavy ipa with a spice to it.. almost seems like they used belgian yeast for fermentation. taste of pepper, bready, banana, lemon peel, pine, earthy hops, caramel

M - pretty heavy for an ipa, nice and thick. pretty sweet as well so it goes down quite easy. good for a hot day like today :)

O - one of river horse's best beers, way different than hop hazard - lots more unidentifiable flavors! just gotta be careful because they are really tasty and "light" feeling, until you've drank the 4-pack and realize you're walking down the highway naked with a puppy cradled in your arms.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden color with a white head and some lacing

S-citrus fruit and yeasty bread aromas

T-fruit and yeasty bread flavors with some sweetness and moderate bitterness

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, a slight stickiness to it

O-a decent DIPA but nothing distinguishing about it

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brown orange with not much head but good lacing. It says its unfiltered but it doesn't look it. I was expecting it to be a bit more cloudy body.
Aroma is of malts. Smells like a macro trying to be micro.
Taste is malty up front but has a bitter hoppy sweet and fruity but lacks some real personality.
Slightly bitter but the alcohol is hidden nice.
Overall, its drinkable but not a great example of what a dipa should be. I wouldn't buy again.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaped dogfish pint.

A - This is an unfiltered DIPA and it looks like it. Very cloudy auburn. It is entirely opaque. A large white-ish head that sticks around. Leaves a beautiful lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Pine and citrus with a sweet malt backbone. Not much hops on the nose, very sweet.

T - Sweet malt followed by an overwhelming taste of pine and floral notes. Finishes with a stanky acidic hop character that coats the tongue. It isn't terribly unbalanced, but not perfect.

M - Decent carbonation, medium thickness. I think its a bit too syrupy for the style, although the cloudy look suggested it may be.

O - I picked it up in a mix-a-six because I like hippos and hops. Sometimes that's all it takes for a beer to end up in my six pack. It is not bad, but not worth the 11.99/4 pack regular price that it has at Wegmans.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazed burnt amber with 3 fingers of foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Moderate carbonation.

N: Pine, navel orange, tangerine, lemon, rich caramel and light fruity esters.

T: Pine, lemon zest and tangerine upfront followed by pine needles and rich caramel that is bordering toffee. Finishes with lemon zest, orange cream and pine.

M: Medium-full bodied, chewy, creamy, sticky and dry.

O: Rich with hops and caramel but comes off a bit astringent and almost cloying. Tastes bigger than it is in a negative way. Just not balanced enough for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Hop-a-lot-amus from River Horse Brewing Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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