Hoptopia IPA Hoptopia IPA Hoptopia IPA

Hoptopia IPA

"Hermitage"

FLAVOR NOTES

bitter, hoppy, fruity, piney, balanced, refreshing

BEER STYLE

American IPA

ABV

8%

IBUS

65

QUANTITY

Availability: In Stock

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  • Club Price $16.99
  • Price $21.99

DESCRIPTION

Hoptopia is Hermitage Brewing Company’s flagship IPA. This amber colored beer has a great aroma that is a mixture of piney, citrus, and floral hop notes. This hop forward beer has a piney hop flavor, mixed in with some grapefruit-like character, and balanced by a toasted malt flavor with hints of caramel. Hoptopia is a well balanced IPA that is remarkably approachable and easy drinking.

Awards:

  • Gold, California State Fair, Commercial Craft Brew Competition 2011
  • Silver, California State Fair, Commercial Craft Brew Competition 2012
  • Best in Show, Monterey Beer Garden 2012
  • 4 out of 5 Stars, Celebrator Beer News 2011

STYLE NOTES

AMERICAN IPA

The most popular American craft beer style. They range in ease of drinking (session) from easy to quite huge knock-you-out-of-your-chair flavor and alcohol. Hop flavor is medium to very high and should reflect an American or New World hop character, such as citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, melon, etc. Medium-high to very high hop bitterness. Malt flavor should be low to medium-low and is generally clean and grainy-malty although some light caramel or toasty flavors are acceptable. Low yeast-derived fruitiness is acceptable but not required. Dry to medium-dry finish; residual sweetness should be low to none. The bitterness and hop flavor may linger into the aftertaste but should not be harsh. A very light, clean alcohol flavor may be noted in stronger versions. Maybe slightly sulfury, but most examples do not exhibit this character.

  • ABV: Medium to high alcohol
  • Color: Golden to copper/brown
  • Glassware: Spiegelau IPA glass or similar
  • Temperature: 50-55 oF
  • Food Pairing: Thai food, burgers, oily fish like salmon or mackerel, citrus desserts