Hopvine India Pale Ale - Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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Hopvine India Pale AleHopvine India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: philbertk on 03-22-2011

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of garymuchow
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Many thanks to beertunes - nbs bif#2
Good looking beer. Big head that grows the unbelieveable carbonation action coming from the bottom of the glass. Easy to see 'cuz the golden liquid is very clear. Clingy, sticky lacing.
Nice fresh fruit and grass hop aroma. Smells very west coast hop like.
Strong and firm bitterness that starts early and ends at some time in the distant future. Holds back enough though and is not excessive. Not quite as sweet as advertised on the can but apparent malt flavor that solidifies the overall drink. Hop flavors are more complex than the aroma, less fruity but interesting and pleasing.
Not as fully carbonate as I expected considering the appearance. Moderate feel. No problems here.
A good and solid drink.

Photo of vkv822
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz : SN IPA Glass

Clear, brassy orange with a thick, foamy white head.

Big juicy, resinous hop notes. Light citrus notes, some pale, malt backing.

Medium+ body, mild foamy carbonation.

A decent IPA. Enjoyable at the time, but nothing particularly memorable in the big picture.

Photo of flexabull
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light and slightly hazy gold color with a nice bright white head.

Aromas are very pleasant. Notes of pine needles, some really bright citrus, and prominent notes of mostly oranges and peaches.

Taste is similar to the nose, but it doesn't translate quite as well as I hoped. Crisp and dry up front, light cracker and creamy sweetness. Finish is bitter, with pine, orange zest, and some general citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is full, good body, and nice snappy carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA. Very drinkable and enjoyable. But like I said, I wish the taste was up to par with the excellent aromas.

Photo of ssteakley
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is what so many other lighter IPA's try to achieve but either miss it up front or somewhere else along the way. Very balanced and smooth. Fit for any occasion, I will enjoy more of this Seattle Special. This beer is really excellent in the middle...just before you swallow.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 7.16.13

A - Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a one inch off-white head with good retention.

S - Fruity, citrus, tropical, with lots of citra, very nice.

T - Light pine, citrus, and tropical fruits.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Good nose and flavors, but very light and subtle. Sessionable Citra?

Photo of draheim
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a nice warm coppery color w/ a big frothy white head, nice patchy lace.

Aroma is a big juicy burst of grapefruit. One of the best smelling IPAs I've had in a while. Smells fresh, sweet and mouthwatering but doesn't go into the dank, oily territory that I'm finding I enjoy less and less. Citra hops plainly evident in the aroma.

Taste is a blend of pale dry biscuity malt and juicy, resinous NW hops. Lots of grapefruit rind, plenty of bitterness. The neutral malt backbone really showcases the hops here. Reminds me a little bit of Icicle Bootjack, and that is a good thing.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium bodied. Nice crisp finish.

Overall a nice, dry West Coast style IPA. It doesn't taste quite as good as it smells, but it's still very clean and refreshing.

Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Massive foam in the economy-size Duvel tulip, but not a spew. Piles of mashed potato head. Alarmingly prickly and over-carbonated on the tongue. Pretty, though. Color is hazed golden amber. Smells like juniper twigs and leaf mold.

They seem to be trying for that fresh hop flavor, which here is pretty murky. Hops listed are Chinook, Columbus, and "late additions of Citra." Slight malty sweetness. Bitter quinine soda without the sugar. Resiny and astringent.Twigs and mineral finish. Flat flavors and seems to lack the kind of aromatics you'd hope for in a hoppy brew.

Quite dry and bitter, overall. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of Moose90
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into 16oz glass

A — This beer pours a nice orangey, copper color, there is a nice light amber colored head atop of it. Wonderfully nice and consistent lacing clings to the inside of the glass.

S — Smells bright and piney, lots of citrus and forest floor. There is a bit of a sweet juicy note, but mostly there is a really nice, fresh, and crisp piney, earthy tone.

T — Bitter, astringent, piney, crisp, clean, resinous. There is a great depth of bitter and earthy flavors here, in the best way possible, very piney and bitter, there is a bit of residual juiciness and sweet malts underneath it all.

M — Medium bodied, ample carbonation, very crisp, dry, and bitter though.

O — Great piney, resinous, earthy, IPA. Completely unexpected, and appreciated.

Photo of philbertk
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Schooner Exact Brewing Company--Hopvine India Pale Ale--2011 32 oz. Bottled Growler. 6.60% ABV. 60 IBU's. (3.75 / 5.0) Dense lacy lasting rocky white head. Clear bright rich thin dark gold color. Very attractive appealing appearance. Herbal floral citrus pine hop front. Crisp thin textured mild sweet juicy grassy hop resin infused crisp light caramel malt body. Earthy bitter clean hop spice puckery burpy rich hop end. Big hop finish. Slightly thin body. Nice taste. Nice aroma. A touch out of balance leaning toward bitter hops. Sampled 2/19/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 Growler Deposit 2 PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 2/18/2011.

Photo of NoHipTee
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delicious find at my local bottle outlet. I must admit to being a "hophead" before telling you how much I enjoyed drinking directly from the vine. This beer is a smooth drinking beer with just enough malt back bone to compliment the floral/grapefruit hoppiness.

I will look for this beer again!

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a lightly hazed deepened yellow with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap, lots of bubbles and some lacing

S: Grass and flowers with whiffs of some tropical fruit

T: Immediate bitterness, like a drying potent bitterness that just lingers on and on and on. The intial burst of bitterness is accompanied bu grass, flowers and som light trpical fruit notes. The finish is bitterness, pretty clean and a medium dryness

M: Medium bodied, perhaps a wee bit to carbonated with some astringency

O: Not to bad. Pretty good IPA.

Photo of beertunes
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Despised 22oz bottle. I know why the smaller breweries use this format, but I still think they suck. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a light honey-gold color with about 1/4 inch of just barely off-white head that had relatively low retention and medium lacing.

the aroma was a nice blend of, mostly, piney hops with a bit of citrus. There was just a hint of grainy malt in the background. The flavors were pretty much the same, hop dominant, with taste of the PNW forest the lead taste. The citrus, and a hint of floral, were in the supporting roles, along with the light grain.

The body was lighter than most examples of the style, but complimented the flavors nicely. There was a lightly bitter, dry finish. Drinkability was very good, my bottle was gone quickly, reinforcing the stupidity of the format. If I'd had a sixer, I'd have drank several of 'em. Overall, a pretty nice brew from one of Seattle's "under the radar" breweries. You should certainly grab some when you see it.

Hopvine India Pale Ale from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
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