New Belgium: Hop Kitchen #7 - Hop The Pond DIPA

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by BottleCaps80, Aug 27, 2014.

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  1. Nedster10

    Nedster10 Feb 25, 2014 Michigan
    Trader

    This been seen in west Michigan yet?
     
  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Solid beer.
     
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  3. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    I've gone through 5 bombers of this already. Fantastic DIPA for the price point. I'd even pay a few dollars more.
     
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  4. BeerZar

    BeerZar Apr 30, 2014 Ohio

    I have one of these chillin in the fridge. I don't really go into NB beers with high expectations, but they are usually fairly solid, so I'll give them a chance. If it's great, I'll pick-up a few more. If not, back to my regular scheduled programming or onto trying something else new. Dissenter on the other hand is an outstanding beer in my opinion. I just haven't brought myself to pick-up more because of that heavy price tag. I usually don't consider the bottle/can art too much, but if it is overly silly I do have a hard time taking the beer seriously like all high-brow BA's should. :-)
     
  5. Spinrathen

    Spinrathen Dec 18, 2013 Iowa

    Not sure where but one of the hyvees in DSM that I go to has had them for 2.99 since release Most others are 3.49-3.99 still very reasonable, but every time I see the 2.99 I have to pick up one. It's very tasty and as cheap as they come.
     
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  6. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    I liked it? Wasn't very expensive either $3.99?
     
  7. spitshaded

    spitshaded Nov 12, 2012 Virginia

    I got one as a beer club selection from my local bottle shop & was really impressed. I enjoy Ranger whenever I have one but I am not a fan of Rampant at all, so I wasn't expecting much. Thoroughly enjoyed it & bought myself another bottle. Doesn't hurt that a bomber was around $4 too.
     
  8. onefalsemove711

    onefalsemove711 Jul 20, 2011 California

    3.99 and super tasty! Thank you, New Belgium!
     
  9. IpaBeerDrinkers

    IpaBeerDrinkers Mar 3, 2014 California

    Might seem crazy...but I actually like Ranger and Rampant quite a bit as long as they are fresh. Very good price point, they have bottle dates, and well....they actually taste fairly good. I'll be on the lookout for this.
     
  10. Immortale25

    Immortale25 May 13, 2011 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    I thought it was supposed to be a hedgehog but the beer name suggests more that it would be a kangaroo I guess.
     
  11. Anaxagoris

    Anaxagoris Sep 14, 2014 Washington

    Had it on draft. Really liked it!
     
  12. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
    Society

    I liked the label, after I read the story behind it
     
  13. BirdsandHops

    BirdsandHops Apr 14, 2008 Oregon
    Society

    Awesome beer for an awesome price. Can we get year-round sixers of this? I'd gladly sacrifice Ranger, Rampant, or both for year-round Hop the Pond.
     
  14. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    If you like it, who am I to judge. Yet that label isn't as artistic as some of the other Founders labels.
     
  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Society

    This just arrived in Madison, WI today. I guess it is already a month old?
     
  16. larryarms847

    larryarms847 Dec 12, 2010 Illinois

    Is it worth it? I've seen this a lot, but it's been a couple week out now so I'm a little hesitant.
     
  17. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Could you please clarify which member you are directing these questions to...?
     
  18. beerwolf72

    beerwolf72 Aug 12, 2006 Ohio
    Trader

    This is a great beer for $3. I had one that was a little thin, but otherwise I've been impressed.
     
  19. Spinrathen

    Spinrathen Dec 18, 2013 Iowa

    It's still drinking well. I haven't noticed any fall off yet, probably has another good month before anything noticeable changes.
     
  20. BikeChef

    BikeChef Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia
    Society

    Great stuff, and a steal at the price. Focollaboration and Super IPA are still the NB hoppy special releases I've liked the best, though.
     
  21. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    More of a statement than a question. I will contact my 4th grade English teacher Playa Playa and have her review my posts before posting again.
     
  22. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Feb 20, 2013 Florida

    He's walking down stairs in the original picture and on level ground on the label. That F's the whole thing up. It looks like he has a nervous system issue or is tripping and falling down. Just horrible execution.
     
  23. Bladezone

    Bladezone Sep 22, 2006 District of Columbia

    Has anyone seen this in the DC/Maryland/northern VA region? Haven't had any luck finding anything
     
  24. davet100

    davet100 Aug 9, 2013 Virginia

    Been a bit hit and miss here in NOVA, but had some luck at Giant a few times. I work in DC and not spotted it once there yet.
     
  25. Love_in_a_canoe

    Love_in_a_canoe Jan 17, 2014 Oregon

    I'm not a New Belgium fan at all. But my local Whole Foods in Portland was doing growlers of Hop the Pond for $9, and the beer guy told me even though he detests New Belgium, he thought it was quite good. So I gave it a try (WF doesn't let you taste first), and I'm glad I did. It was delicious. I don't know how a bomber would be, but on draft for $2.25 a pint? Can I have some more please?
     
  26. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    I probably went through almost a case of this beer. Loved it and am sad it is gone. I hope they brew it again soon!
     
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  27. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    This just showed up on my area. Seems like it has come and gone already in other markets. $3.99 for 22 oz bottle.
     
  28. IpaBeerDrinkers

    IpaBeerDrinkers Mar 3, 2014 California

    I had 1 last week after having 1 when it was really fresh. There was a noticeable drop off. I'm not sure if they brewed a fresh batch or if you are now getting an older batch. Something to consider tho
     
  29. surfcaster

    surfcaster Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
    Trader

    Good beer and a good deal.
     
  30. Omnium

    Omnium Jan 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Best IPA I've had from New Belgium yet, ohh and wait. I got my bombers for $6 a piece. Score!
     
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  31. pumahunter

    pumahunter Jul 21, 2014 Colorado

    I had this a while ago and it was amazing! Just saying, wasn't like Rampant IMO, lighter on the maltiness and great hop aroma and flavor!
     
  32. Rodney221

    Rodney221 Sep 14, 2014 Virginia

    Southern VA here and we had a ton last month. I really enjoyed it, especially for the price. Not too malty, decent hop presence. Also, I'm not one to normally care about art on the bottles but for some reason, I just love that art.
     
  33. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    I was also surprised by this brew. I liked it in the bottle, even better from the keg.
     
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