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Ale Mucho Hoppo - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop Headed and heavy handed with 100 IBU. This Luchador is not known for subtleness. In Fact, it's Ale Mucho. Aggressively Hopped with Chinook, Columbus, Tomahawk and Zeus.

(Beer added by: Tone on 08-02-2011)
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CaptCleveland:
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz pour from 22oz bomber into SA glass.

Clear orange/amber elixir, thin white head lingers, medium amount of lacing.

Aroma of pine, lemon zest, earthy undertones.

Smooth bitterness up front, nice citrus hops, bready malt finish.

A bit undercarbonated with medium body and feel.

My bias on DIPAs comes through on these reviews. I want very little malt. I love the big hops that are cut with just the right amount of malt but leave your buds ringing from each hoppy sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 03:09:41 | More by CaptCleveland
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-15-2014 17:01:18 | More by Boca-X
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MadHopMaster

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-29-2014 16:28:21 | More by MadHopMaster
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dsl72701

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-28-2014 23:19:11 | More by dsl72701
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itracy63

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-16-2014 00:24:02 | More by itracy63
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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

05-22-2014 03:00:22 | More by jbwimer
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moarmare

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-30-2014 13:13:58 | More by moarmare
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2014 05:12:45 | More by Tafyob41
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Benvarine

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-01-2013 02:35:29 | More by Benvarine
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JaysUncle

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-26-2013 20:33:27 | More by JaysUncle
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-04-2013 01:27:17 | More by Houser
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-10-2013 23:37:14 | More by BigJim5021
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GRG1313

California

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those "holy shit" brews. I had to do one of my rare (these days) full reviews. If this double IPA was made by Russian River, or Cigar City, or Founders or one of the other "big city known breweries" it would be talked about all over the beer sites. This is one of the biggest, most heavy handed and bitter liquids I've ever put into my mouth! I would immediately guess Brew Dog if I had it in a blind tasting!

Pours a clear dark amber orange with a thick and firm white head that is long retained; nice to look at.

Nose is pure IPA with ripe fresh pineapple that gets to a honey quality with some air. Pleasant although not a "fresh" nose - more of a thick honey candy nose.

Mouthfeel is thick, heavy, creamy and very bold. This is a double edged sword since one is hit with such a big flavor profile after a huge mouthfeel that you can be a bit overwhelmed if you're not prepared.

Flavor profile is gigantic, heavy handed pine bitter. And I mean bitter! One of the most heavy pine bitter brews I've tasted - period. I would love this if it had a bright tone or character to it - but it does not. The bitter is huge but heavy and dull, not bright and inviting. Yet, still drinkable and somewhat pleasant when one is hit with the big bitter flavors while taking in the large honeyed nose. There is also a hint of honey and white chocolate underneath all of the pine.

Finish is all huge and long last pine/pine oil bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 04:03:10 | More by GRG1313
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Mattco

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2013 12:59:03 | More by Mattco
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alex021224

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 01:59:44 | More by alex021224
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-18-2013 22:19:03 | More by jono0101
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a tulip glass at Big Orange in Little Rock, AR on 5/13/13. Pours a very dense and heavy appearing muddy brown color very much like, well, mud. There was a tall cap of light appearing head the color of white sand. Light penetration was pretty much nothing. The smell was rather less formidable than the bottle would suggest. There is definitely a heavy malt presence of caramel sweetness and warm sugar cookie. The hops are rather subdued with mostly pine and fir resin. There was also some light, non-specific citrus smell, but it was quite in the background. The taste was super malty overall, more so than I would have expected in a DIPA flaunting its hop characteristics. There is strong pine characteristics again and a very clean bitterness with a hefty caramel malt on the front load. It was quite sweet overall. In that malt there was again some citrus flavor hops hanging around, but they really did get lost in the malt of this beer. The mouthfeel was big, heavy, with good carbonation and no sign of the 9% abv. Overall, this beer is decent and drinkable, but lacks the big hops I would look for in a DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 20:09:27 | More by estlinska
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-10-2013 04:42:59 | More by Eaglefan344
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-26-2013 05:58:29 | More by Jamison85
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hardrock

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-05-2012 01:33:36 | More by hardrock
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle. Poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a nice, sudsy half a finger head that fades to a light sudsy halo.

S - Hrm, getting alot of older, almost cardboardy hops here, a bit too sweet and malty.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, too sweet and malty for a double IPA. Older hops and caramel malts, far too unfortunate.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty decent, nice and creamy.

O - Definitely doesnt come across as a west coast style IPA, more like an old school east coast. Not really a fan.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 18:11:03 | More by rudzud
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Exiled

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-03-2012 00:17:43 | More by Exiled
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent amber with a pinky of cream colored head. Great head retention & lacing, many dregs in thee bottom of the bottle

S: Some woody hops, bready

T: Grapefruit, pineapple, woody hops & some breadyness up front. Big time pineyness, almost to the point of astringency, grapefruit, appricot& breadyness as this warms, plus dryness. Finishes with tropical fruit, woody hops, & grapefruit, plus dryness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, okay balance, some creamyness

A decent DIPA, but the hops could be a bit better balanced out, some rough edges

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 01:36:36 | More by russpowell
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-06-2012 06:16:10 | More by jaminjohnson
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zeff80

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's Range, STL.

A - Poured a hazy, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled strongly of pine with some citrus notes. A touch of maltiness in the aroma.

T - It tasted of pine & resin with some citrusy hop bitterness. Nice toasty flavor with sweet caramel and toffee.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good DIPA. My favorite Charleville brew so far.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 15:48:25 | More by zeff80
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Ale Mucho Hoppo from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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