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Citrus Mistress - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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89
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 07-26-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

nmann08, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mactrail, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

beernads, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Mebuzzard, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of John_M
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

rab53, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Brad007
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Brad007, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

twelveinches, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

strongaf, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Reidrover
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jbaker67, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

shelby415, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht. Split with the missus, who has recently taken a liking to IPA’s.

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter
IBU: 80
IPA with grapefruit peel

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking white head with decent retention. Color is hazy gamboge orange with lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a faint wisp and ring, but only a wisp remains leaving no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of citrus with grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and pale malts on the nose. Some peach and honeydew melon as well. Rather nice.

TASTE: Pale malts and melon sweetness, with some pineapple up front, then a lot of citrus and bitterness at the swallow. Big and bitter finish of grapefruit, citrus lemon notes, sweet melon and hop bitterness lingers on the palate. The grapefruit peel could be there or not, as it doesn’t make that much of an extra impact. Perhaps the hops were big enough to do the job there.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry on the palate. Very nice. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: A high quality IPA with lots of good hoppy flavor and some nice malt sweetness as balance. Not really sure if the grapefruit peel was necessary or contributed anything, as the hops may have been enough to create the flavor they were looking for. Regardless, this is good stuff and well worth checking out if you get the chance.

Jeffo, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

bumchilly25, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Hopmodium, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

zeledonia, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

JISurfer, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

grittybrews, Nov 16, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2%

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, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.