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Spring Hornin' Spring IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Spring Hornin' Spring IPASpring Hornin' Spring IPA

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BA SCORE
77
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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tench19 on 02-06-2014

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From notes on 3/6/14

Good floral aroma. Yellow straw color. Nice fluffy head. On tap at Brews Brothers. Very bitter taste. Some hop flavors. Easy drinking beer.

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i am surprised to see this ipa rated so low, i think its an excellent seasonal ipa, well made and with some clever nuance built in. the one thing i will say about it though is that the tasting notes on the back are some of the most flamboyant and far reaching i have ever seen. while i agree some of whats mentioned in grandiose fashion is there, im not seeing lilac or blueberry honey here, its not that delicate for gosh sakes! honey colored brew, mostly clear but with some sediment settling out. just off white head, wispy and clinging to the edges of the glass, but subsiding quite a bit. the nose on this is a little overbalanced by crystal malt, some sweetness and body, but almost english in nature there. the flavor is better though, with a thick frothy presence on the palate, i taste a variety of hops ranging from herbaceous and zesty or fruity and bitter, its a fun dynamic between them, and they sort of come in waves, its not sloppy at all, but quite well orchestrated. still a little overly malty for the style, but its more on the buscuit than caramel side, and as such is minimally invasive. yeast seems generic but specific to anderson valley, no complaints there. at 6.8% abv it may be a bit high for spring sessioning. its a time of year when the stouts and porters and imperials take a back seat to lighter bocks and ales that get consumed in higher quantity, romantically speaking at least, and this one is limited by its strength, although it cant be tasted here at all. good beer, seasonally cool, and affordable. nice combination.

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Spring Hornin' Spring IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.