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Hoptimistic IPA - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hoptimistic IPA (India Pale Ale) has intense hop bitterness and flavor. This ale is further characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like aromas due to American-variety hops. This copper/orange hued ale has a nicely balanced medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body that goes down easy, leaving a lingering bitterness that is hard to resist.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by DelMontiac:
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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Photo of jono0101
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Jason
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Brassy golden color, clarity is fine as well as the sticky lacing on the glass. Wild flowers, citric zest and some vague pine sap in the nose. Smooth medium body, not so hop forward as expected though a thick layer of flavor does get dropped on the palate. Bitterness is thin but sharp, tangerine and blond tobacco flavors ensue. Wavering malt base that has a quick biscuity and toffee flavor. Berry fruitiness within. Dry chalky yeast, husky malt and a lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

A very interesting IPA to say the least, some balance is needed ... a bit more body/maltiness with a more assertive hopiness would do this beer a bit of good. Not bad though.

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy, golden amber with nice head of off-white suds. Thin, but lively lace.

Aroma: Floral and citrus hops. Nice!

Taste: Nicely bitter and hoppy. I get grapefruit and pine notes, as this one goes in heavy-handed with the hops in typical American IPA fashion. A tasty, solid, and well worthy brew for hop fiends, and one I’d not hesitate to try again! Well-done!

Photo of Jamco_76
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle in Springdale, AR. This my first sample from this brewery...

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Lemons & grassy notes, plus a bit of caramel, all fairly muted

T: Grassy & herbal hops up front, some mineral notes as well, just a touch of breadyness & whisper of butterscotch. Earthy hop bitterness dominates as this warms, along with some grainy bread notes, flinty dryness & a touch of pine & grapefruit as well. Finishes with herbal hops, a touch of honey & apricot, plus dryness & woody hops showing up at the end

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation. Body thins out a bit as this warms, pretty good balance

Drinks alright, not a great IPA, but wouldn't turn one down if offered one...

Photo of Miller650
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Dave412
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 ounce bottle
A. Poured a large, long lasting head. Color - dark straw almost golden, rather cloudy difficult to see through.
S. No overpowering hops on the smell, rather a nice combination of floral almost fruity scents came through. Very pleasant.
T. Smooth, almost had a slight smokiness to it. Some earthy tones, nice typical long bitter finish.
D. Typical American IPA taste and finish. I enjoyed this brew. I could easily drink a couple of large bottles of these.

Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Danielr26
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours out to a thin head that lasts and some lacing. Color is orange amber and cloudy/chunky. Aroma is US hop-dominant, which smells nice...but also smells of bread yeast and burnt plastic (phenolic?). Flavor is a muted version of USA-style IPA with lower levels of perceived bitterness and not much of a malt backbone. Thin Mouthfeel. This is certainly drinkable but commercially it is very much marginal and not worth pursuing.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saturated dark orange, slightly hazy and glowing in the light. Slim layer of white foam that sticks around, remaining as a wisp of broken skim on the surface.

Mellow aromas of tea, citrus rind, and toasted biscuits.

Grassy and citrusy flavors, somewhat soft in feel and easy going. Malt presence matches the hop content, lending toasty biscuit flavors and minor caramel sweetness also. Sort of a low key IPA. Figuring this is fresh as it just arrived in the state (central IL). It's decent, but there's not much to distinguish it from other IPAs on the market.

Photo of larshultqvist
4.43/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

- Bronze to copper color
- Foam is light but stays for a long time
- Fresh smell of aroma hops but not overwhelming
- Steady and long lasting bitterness taste
- High drinkability

A very pleasant IPA which is focuse more on drinkability than on high hop taste. More flavorful than Long Hammer which also is an IPA with high drinkability. I would love to drink this beer for a whole night. I only had 1 pint bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.6%

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Hoptimistic IPA from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
80 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.