Hoppleganger - R&B
Ratebeer 3.05 51st percentile
Beer Advocate B
It certainly smells like a standard West Coast IPA: citrus, pine trees, bready/caramel malts. The nose was pretty light though. The big hop tingle up front was more than expected. All my favourites were there; the grapefruit, citrus, pine and all slightly sweet. It was medium-full bodied and had English like biscuit/caramel malts. For those watching the stats it had 45 IBUs.
It ended cleanly, which was odd for a very assertive hoppy brew. The citrus hop soup faded too quickly.
Alcohol Content +1 6%
I would recommend this to any hophead. It was a good value local IPA.
Ingame Enhancement +1
Today I sent off a letter to the Ontario craft brewers association asking for free beer to sample. Wish me luck. I'm not sure if this counts as a positive score, but it does boost this beers rating.
The Hoppelganger was a good West Coast IPA; lots of citrus and pine hops with biscuity malts. Sadly the nose was a little absent. A solid performer.
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