Hoptimistic IPA - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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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
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
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
Hoptimistic IPA from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.