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

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3.59 w/ 390 ratings

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AltBock on 12-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 390 |  Reviews: 138
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this from a bottle into a snifter.

It was kind of a caramel brown and slightly cloudy with virtually no head. There was some non-persistent lacing.

Sweet and malty nose dominated the beer with some hops but not much.

Taste had some hops but lots of malt with kind of a bitter linger and a bit of astringency on the end.

The mouth feel was OK- but nothing to write home about. It wasn't terribly thick for a double, but it did have nice carbonation.

It's a solid offering, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, dark copper colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace on the glass.

S - Spicy hops with a hint of pine and caramel.

T - Caramel malt up front with some red apple. Pine and sweaty hop flavors come out in the middle and are pushed aside by thick, bready malt as the finish settles in. Lingering fruity yeast and soapy hop bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate bitterness, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Thick, malty and kind of overbearing. The hops are excessively muddy and kind of get lost in the malt. I didn't really care for this one.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark brown-orange color and a hazy texture. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A very hoppy aroma, with traces of malt and pine as well.

T: Tasted of hops, pine, malt, caramel, and a hint of grain. A decent enough flavor, though surprisingly it wasn't as hoppy as most DIPAs out there.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat earthy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a pretty good, generally well done beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Hop-a-lot-amus from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 47.7% out of 100 with 390 ratings
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