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Hoptimistic IPA - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 22:52:26 | More by EagleTalon
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davet100

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-19-2013 20:40:06 | More by davet100
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tpaetow

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-15-2013 23:58:41 | More by tpaetow
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-13-2013 00:44:21 | More by HarmonMW
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remops

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-02-2013 00:21:53 | More by remops
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-06-2013 01:11:48 | More by Anvilfarm
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-27-2013 22:44:12 | More by Eaglefan344
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-26-2013 14:41:49 | More by fellowrs
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moarmare

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-24-2013 22:56:38 | More by moarmare
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JoeMarsh

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-28-2013 14:07:30 | More by JoeMarsh
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-26-2013 03:52:19 | More by taospowder
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kemoarps

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-16-2013 19:55:15 | More by kemoarps
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jono0101

Missouri

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-18-2013 22:20:45 | More by jono0101
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RWNay

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-15-2013 23:00:20 | More by RWNay
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BRD14

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-11-2013 15:26:54 | More by BRD14
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-08-2013 06:29:24 | More by DeschutesFan
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Flying Saucer on 3/26 into a snifter. Pours a pale golden color with a soft copper hue. It's topped with 2cm of off-white head, bubbly with very small lacing on the glass. It smells of light, frisky citrus notes with a fair amount of effervescence. Very subdued aromas overall despite the carbonation. The taste is pretty sweet with heavy malt and very heavy bitterness overall that lasts throughout the drinking. There is a good amount of floral and earthy taste overall with pretty decent balance overall. However, the mouthfeel is slightly watery overall and could use some work. Overall, this is a fairly solid IPA overall; a good representative IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 20:59:46 | More by estlinska
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Lisicjm

Missouri

2/5  rDev -43.2%

03-09-2013 19:11:49 | More by Lisicjm
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Davihaw

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

03-07-2013 23:22:26 | More by Davihaw
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a shaker glass. Pours a cloudy copper/orange color with a thin, bubbly off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toasty, nutty, orange, and other citrus. Flavor is caramel, orange rind, citrus and floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium, not too bitter and a dry finish. Good beer, nice balance, easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 03:46:49 | More by mtstatebeer
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Miller650

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-24-2013 02:07:19 | More by Miller650
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priwen

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-20-2013 08:03:25 | More by priwen
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Dylsey

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-08-2013 18:43:52 | More by Dylsey
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Stoshua

Missouri

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-17-2013 23:35:07 | More by Stoshua
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slapperloon

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-27-2012 17:38:54 | More by slapperloon
Hoptimistic IPA from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.