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Citrus Mistress - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 07-26-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

DerAtomsmasher, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Loganpatrick503, Jul 18, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +11.4%

From the name and smell, I am assuming there are a lot of citra hops. To me this has a very floral, citrus nose that still well rounded with a mix of hop flavor. Golden orange in color with a nice bright white lacy head. Good body, slight malt, lots of good bitter hop flavor, with a strong but quick finish. This is somewhere between a double and standard IPA. Sessionable, but with plenty of flavor and a great hop profile.

Update: I have tried this years release in a bottle. For whatever reason I am liking this beer a lot more this time around. The hop nose is great with a smooth grapefruit, citrus finish. Very similar to Zombie Dust from Three Floyds

JerryG, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

roostor07, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

switzer, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MPPHISH, Aug 01, 2014
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

CRUSHERYOUNG, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Kyra404, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bret717, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

runner72, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Bearman13, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

dipso123, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

80x2HopHead, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Ribsandwhiskey, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jorgerod99, Apr 21, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem OR $4.29 Pours a typical burnt orange IPA colour but with a great thick,tight,creamy off white head. Fruity/piney juicy hop aromas..pine,lemon zest,pink grapefruit and papaya..delicious. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma but with a nice light caramel malt backing which holds it together somewhat. Good medium bodied palate..with medium high carbonation,very drinkable. Good IPA..liked it

Reidrover, Feb 09, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz bottle. Pours a murky brownish orange with very little head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is lots of sugary grapefruit with and some other citrus fruits. Floral hops with some light malts. The taste is lots of bitter grapefruit upfront. Not as sweet as the aroma indicated. Bready with floral hop notes. A hint of lemon. Finishes with more bitter grapefruit. Medium bodied. Not much alcohol burn. I love grapefruit so this one speaks to me. Overall, great grapefruit forward IPA I will be buying again.

App-3.5 A- 4.0 T- 4.25 M- 3.5 O- 4.25 = 4.04

PicoPapa, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Sweffin, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Kevin79, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bumchilly25, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

NWHopinator, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ChalupaBatman, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

On tap at Growler Nation the other day.

The beer pours an orange copper color with fairly good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is about what you'd expect in this beer, given the name. However, aside the abundance of orange and grapefruit, there's also a hint of underlyling dank aroma that is intriguing and attractive. The flavor profile pretty much replicates the nose, but with the beer finishing with considerable bitterness. This IPA is West Coast all the way, and so is fairly dry on the finish as well. Still, there's some juicy tropical fruit and citrus on the mid palate that is attractive as well. The finish is long and refreshingly bitter. Drinkability is outstanding, and I love the fact that the abv. is so low (relatively speaking).

While nothing earth shattering, this is still a very enjoyable, easy to appreciate iPA from the folks at Hop Valley. It's a very welcome alternative for those rare occasions when the Alpha Centauri is too much for me.

John_M, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

nmann08, Aug 06, 2014
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Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.