Hoptimistic IPA - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
3.56/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - The bottle was not a gusher, however, upon hitting the glass it just BILLOWED and gushed over the glass. Sigh. What remains is a slightly hazy orange hue with a one finger foamy head that leaves loads of sticky lacing. Would be much better if not for the initial rush of head.
S - Aromas of light floral hops, faint malt, light citrus. All relatively generic, though, appealing.
T - Taste is similar to the nose. The hops are more floral than anything and there is a faint medicinal quality to the lingering bitter finish. the malts are subdued but the hops all play off as a hodgepodge of generic taste. While tasty there is nothing that just pops.
M - Carbonation is good, a bit on the sharper side, but feels a bit watery.
O - Overall, this is an okay IPA. Nothing too special.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 01:12:11 | More by rudzud
Hoptimistic IPA from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
80 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.