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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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.

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