In this beer blog, we are going sample a beer from a little craft brewery, who is Hop City Brewery, from Canada. This is one of their new beers and it is Hopbot IPA. There is really no history about this craft brewery. I do know they are from Canada and by looking at their website they are a young brewery. The article where I found the description below says they are part of the Moosehead Brewery. This beer is not listed on their website. Be careful, there is a brewery in the south named Hop City too. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear copper color with constant small bubbles. The white constant head is showing itself off on this IPA. The aroma has a nice citrus notes to hints of sweet malt. The taste has a nice tropical to citrus notes. The aftertaste has a tropical fruit finish like mango almost. It is a drinkable beer from Canada.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Programmed with 5 West Coast American hops, Hopbot IPA brings out waves of absurd citrus and tropical aroma and flavor. The Citra, Centennial, Mosaic, Summit and Willamette hops provide 70 IBUs which are perfectly balanced by a solid malt backbone.
Here is a description from article in Canada website (www.canadianbeernews.com):
The latest brew from the guys at Hop City is their boldest yet, packed with five different West Coast American hops crafted to bring out waves of absurd citrus and tropical notes with just the right notes of spice and pine. The Citra, Centennial, Mosaic, Summit and Willamette hops provide a serious hop kick, while a blend of Canadian Pale 2-Row, Carastan, Crystal and Black malts provide a solid balancing malt backbone.
Here is a their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I like this beer but I would not say it is my favorite brew. I love the five different hops they picked. I am happy to see more craft breweries popping up in Canada. Even though, it is under the company of Moosehead Brewery. There is nothing wrong with that. There are some craft breweries like that in the states. It looks like they are allowed to do their thing unlike most craft breweries that are in this situation. This is a great IPA and I would be interested to see if they try to make Double IPA. I recommend you trying this brew at least once or twice. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser