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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
75
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140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Tench19 on 02-06-2014)
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep orange color with a white froth and a bit of lace. The aroma is grainy with some piney hop notes. In the taste, sweeter grains balanced with a moderate hop flavor. Bitterness is tame, and a bit of fusel alcohol sticks out. Medium bodied and well carbonated brew. Overall, this is a decent warm weather option, but there are many better examples of the style elsewhere, as well as within Anderson valley brewing.

Stinkypuss, Apr 04, 2014
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16oz chalice at Beer Revolution YEG.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of frothy, weakly foamy dirty white head, which leaves a decent wash of bleeding limestone painted lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of muddled citrusy, somewhat piney, and kind of soapy hops, crackery pale malt, and a bit of flinty stoniness. The taste is rather fruity (orange cream, candied grapefruit, and lime Starburst) up front, followed tightly by a semi-sweet bready and caramel malt, a consistent hard water flintiness, and some soft floral, earthy, and perfumed hops.

The bubbles are fairly understated, just a timid edginess throughout, the body a wavering medium weight, and kind of thin in its otherwise untainted smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops and the weakening malt hanging tough, as a metallic sort of bitterness arises from the depths.

A decent enough IPA, one where the fruit obviously eclipses the bitterness, as far as the hops are concerned, at least. What this has to do with Spring, I dunno, but what I DO know, is that 'hornin' means 'drinkin' in Bootling, so yes, this is a fairly appropriate hornin' enabler, no matter the season.

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Head / Aroma: medium carbonation upon pour into pint glass; gold color w/ reddish tone; smell is mild if not meek for what I expected.

Taste: first mouthful, since not a Hophead, was a kick in the head of bad aftertaste; but by mid-pint, either taste buds acclimated or became oddly more enjoyable to my palette, but still with a slight bad hop lingering taste.

Drinkability: as IPAs not my thing, comparing to the Inversion IPA, this one I enjoyed slight better (and will be downgrading my Deschutes review accordingly).

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The pour is a hazy looking medium amber to copper color with a long lasting off-white head.

The aroma has more amber qualities than IPA with a caramel malt and barley note. There is a little pear and some earthy hops but those are played down.

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Like the nose I pick up caramel and barley malts before anything else although it does have a distinctive bitterness at the end. Not a floral or piney hop bitterness though.

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Spring Hornin' Spring IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.