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Citrus Mistress - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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88
very good

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

markzamp, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

ScottyArbuckle, Feb 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

BigJYoungblood, Jan 19, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +20.3%

Where do I begin? Citrus sums it up with this one for sure! Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and even a nice pineapple finish. Gold in color and very hoppy. Aroma on this is haunting lol lots of fruits. Great overall beer in my opinion. I would recommend this to any IPA fan or beer lover in general! Great work hop valley!

tophersky15, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Very nice....closely resembles Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA. I like it a lot but was expecting a little more "grapefruit" citrusy bitterness/flavor. Would definitely buy again though.

Whitley, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

AbiWeise, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

bennettj1087, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

GOPACKGO_512, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Lafoo, Jul 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

Jennbayba, Aug 13, 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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4.26/5  rDev +8.1%

The appearance of the Mistress is a nice burnt orange color with a good 2-3 finger foam head.

The nose was as the name would have it, full of citrus notes from pineapple, peach and orange tinge to it. The taste was a medium palate with a good hop sting to it. Not terribly aggressive and thought is just balanced enough for me. Overall I am happy with the 6 pack purchase at Fred Meyer and will but it again. To me it was a close to a Stone IPA with a little more body.

cswhitehorse, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MPPHISH, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

runner72, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jorgerod99, Apr 21, 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ChalupaBatman, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

nmann08, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

xnedriersonx, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Carpentiere, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jmlschlee, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Gachnar, Jun 25, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%

Pours a rich copper orange. Expected a stronger nose on it based on the grapefruit peel addition, but was a bit let down. Flavor didn't disappoint, very nice hop notes with a lot of citrus. Relatively low ABV which makes it incredibly drinkable. Will definitely drink more of this while it's still available.

NW_IPAHEAD, Mar 05, 2014
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Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.