Citrus Mistress - Hop Valley Brewing Company
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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.
08-10-2013 17:22:13 | More by John_M
3.28/5 rDev -16.8%
Pours a beautiful bright gold with a two-finger head into my glass and plenty of lacing on said glass.
Acidic grapefruit note in the nose with additional notes of mango and tangerine from the hops. It has the aroma of a DIPA without the alcohol.
Flavors are not so intense on the tongue. Lots of bitter, acidic grapefruit, which unfortunately overshadows all the other aromas at play (mango and tangerine).
Mouthfeel finishes like a swig of grapefruit juice with a dab of buttery malt underneath.
The high points are a use of grapefruit peel and 4 different hops, which bring aromas of mango and tangerine to the table.
The low point is finish, which is way too bitter for me to handle. It may turn off fans of citrus-forward IPAs.
04-21-2014 00:39:13 | More by Brad007
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
02-09-2014 04:20:44 | More by Reidrover
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
Served on tap into a pint glass
A- Poured a dark hazy golden color with frothy white head that left webbed lacing.
S- Big peach, pineapple. and citrus notes. Very aromatic, hoppy. and fruity aroma.
T- Some pretty big peach, pineapple, and light citrus hop notes. Pretty big caramel malt backbone but the flavor was definitely front-loaded with it getting a little watery towards the finish.
M- Very light and pretty refreshing, finishes fairly watery
O- A very refreshing and light summer IPA. Nice fruity hop character, wish it would have stayed through the whole sip though. Pretty light bitterness.
07-26-2013 04:30:18 | More by Hoptometrist
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.
06-15-2014 02:59:11 | More by cswhitehorse
Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.