Friday, February 10, 2017


Scuttlebutt Hoptopia Ale, an Imperial IPA by Scuttlebutt Brewing.

On tap, served in pint glass.

8.0% abv.


The pour is a clear yellow with a finger-thick white head.

The nose is clean, with an almost saison-like leaning. Some of the notes in the aroma are sage, flower petals (rose?), and perhaps a light yeastiness.

The tongue is sage, a piney/resin bitterness, and butterscotch/toffee, with a light hint of flower petals (rose?).

The mouthfeel is medium. The finish is medium-long, which is mostly sage/vegetal and pine/resin. As the beer warms and I get deeper into the glass, there are hints of lemon zest and paint thinner.

It seems like a hybrid of a saison and an IPA, which is not a bad thing.

This is very enjoyable, and it accompanies a Tacoma Dog quite well.

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