Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hoppleganger - R&B

Hoppleganger - R&B

Ratebeer 3.05 51st percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +3

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.

Aftertaste +1

It ended cleanly, which was odd for a very assertive hoppy brew. The citrus hop soup faded too quickly.

Alcohol Content +1 6%

Value +1

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.

Overall 7/10

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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1 comment:

Kimberly Lloyd said...

Give it another +1 for the creative name that made me smile! :)