New Glarus Hop Hearty Ale

New Glarus Hop Hearty Ale

Rated 3.640 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus, WI, United States

Style:  IPA

6.1% Alcohol by Volume

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Finally the Wisconsin I.P.A. you've been thirsting for. Brewed with the best of the Old and New World hops. Rich caramel flavors along with an intense hop aroma you won't soon forget.

ID: 7417 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank1498
Overall Percentile97
Style Rank91 of 5070
Style Percentile98.2
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.700
Weighted Score3.640
Standard Deviation0.306

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  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A very nice looking beer, clear caramel beer with a rich and lasting head. Everything else is just better than average. Not so much an IPA as a pale ale, but then again, its NG so its rated way higher on this site than it should be. It's not a bad beer, just not what I expect from an ipa.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This is an excellent IPA, combining new world and old world hops together was a smart move. A beautiful golden orange pour with a tight thin head. Pine, citrus and caramel malt make up the aromatic pleasures. A well balanced beer with the sweet malt toying with the citrus hop before the bitter finish lets you know who won the flavour battle.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pour is clear copper with a foamy head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is subdued with just a little floral hops and malt. Taste is kind of bitter but no particular flavor really jumps to the forefront. Would probably make a better pale ale or English style IPA. 1/30/12--tried this again over the weekend with pretty much the same result. A well constructed and well-balanced IPA that would make for a good entry to the style.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle from bonk0076. Pours a copper color with several fingers of foam head and nice retention. A notch of thick lacing coats the glass after each sip. The aroma is mild; a bit floral with caramel and grains. The flavors show toasted almonds, caramel, hazelnuts and some light bitter citrusy hops. This is a good beer but it’s hard to envison it as a true IPA. Perhaps some sort of English IPA but probably more like a Pale Ale.

  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured from a bottle with a thick almond foam head that disappeard quickly to just cling on the outside of the glass. The aroma was a slight orange aroma with a hint of carmel. The mouthfeel was perfectly carbonated for the style to me. The tast was toasted malts followed quickly with a rush of hops. I've had this a few times and it's always treated me really well. A wonderful IPA from New Glarus.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    surprisingly the weakest offering of the 9 NG beers I've had to date, with IPA being one of my favorite styles. The beer was nicely balanced, and still tasty, but the hop presence is way too understated and the caramel malt too prominent, in both the flavor and aroma. Citrusy hops are barely there - for balance, but not up front. More like a pale.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle received via trade. That's pretty much the only way I'll ever land anything from New Glarus. As long as it keeps rolling in, I'm good. The beer is a pretty standard mid-west IPA, nicely balanced with a undefineable hop bitterness (floral, but kinda vegetative like an onion) with a sweet malt smell. The hops don't have your bitter receptors in a stranglehold which is nice. Bitterness is in the medium range, and the soft malt backing make the drinkablility very high. Finish is crisp with a short lingering bitterness. A nice IPA.

  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 4.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    This is one of the several beers I picked up when visiting the New Glarus Brewing Company on my "Boozin Across Wisconsin Tour 2008". I purchased it in the store after I took a tour of the facilities.

    I had sampled this one in a "hop off" that my friends and I were having between the New Glarus Hop Hearty Ale and Ale Asylum's Hopalicious. You'll have to wait til the end to find out who won.

    We were aggressive with the pours and the Hop Hearty Ale presented very nicely. It had a beautiful copper color to it with a huge white head on it that left a monster amount of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma was very clean and floral in nature from the hops. The aroma and appearance alone made it very enticing.

    I sound like a broken record, but as with most of the New Glarus products, this was a very smooth drinking beer. It had a medium amount of hoppiness to it that gave a nice bitter back end to it leaving your mouth somewhat dry. It was almost "copper on the tongue" like. I liked it because it was not too overwhelming on the senses. Toss on a slight hint of citrusness and it was great.

    Out of the 3 of us taking part in the "hop-off" it was unanimous that the Hop Hearty Ale beat the Hopalicious offering from Ale Asylum. Both of them are good to drink though.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Courtesy of pfoxyjohn. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a great, whip-cream foamy head with nice lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of HOPS and sweet malts. Nice earthy hops taste nicely balanced with the malts. Very good IPA.

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    From a bottle. Pours a hazy copper with an off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and slightly sweet. Flavor is predominately hoppy, piney and light. A good beer, but seems more of an APA than IPA. But definitely one I enjoy.

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