Hopulus Localus Harvest Ale - Naked Dove Brewing Company
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev +10.2%
a wet hop ipa, amber in color, but an ipa through and through. cool to see the smaller guys doing wet hops too, was very impressed by this. hazy amber color, reddish and bright, with just patchy tan lace after the initial inch of head settles. smells like dank sticky fresh west coast ipa, so much hops packed into this, and their freshness is evident. the beer is almost thick as a result of all the hop oil, this is something I would make as a homebrewer (because I love hops, duh!). the amber malt gives it plenty of body and a little bit of sweetness to try to balance the bitter that these hops end with, but it doesn't quite quell the intensity of the hops, perfect. well carbonated and massive on the body, almost too much to be real drinkable, but the freshness and flavor are exceptional, and I like the sticky smack of the feel. it brings a heavier punch that 6% abv usually does too. excellent example of local hop forward brewing. still never had a wet hop I didn't love. impressive lineup from naked dove too, good stuff.
11-03-2013 23:36:27 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev +4.2%
On draft at Beef and Brew, Geneva, NY.
Poured a murky amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a light caramel malt and grassy hop.
The taste consisted of a robust caramel malt with a balancing piney hop.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall a nice hop forward IPA.
11-02-2013 02:12:10 | More by plaid75
4.01/5 rDev +4.4%
Local Finger Lake hops used,40 IBU's.Pours into a standard pint glass a rich full amber with a billowing light beige head that leaves multiple rings of broken lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Aromas are a mix of nutty malts,light caramel sweetness,and earthy hops.Flavors are crisp and toasted with just enough doughy sweetness the hops linger in the finish giving off an earthy and mild bitterness.A solid beer,it's not a hop bomb but is fresh tasting and bosts nice subtle hop complexities.
09-26-2013 01:37:10 | More by oberon
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
I was able to have a couple of these at Halseys in Geneva, NY. This is nice little restraint with a solid beer list.
Served in a standard pint, the beer is chill hazed bronze with a stick beige head.
Made with local hops guessing a C type as there is some pine in the nose.
Beer achieves a nice balance. It is slightly piney and lots of caramel malts. It is fresh with a bit of an earthy & floral finish.
The mouth could use a little heft, but I had no problem downing two and would have had more if I didn’t have to drive.
I can recommend both the beer and the restaurant!
11-18-2011 18:04:59 | More by Redrover
3.55/5 rDev -7.6%
On tap, into a standard pint at J. Ryan’s in Syracuse, NY
Appearance (3.5): One-finger head, fading to a thin film. Body is a clear, reddish amber, surprisingly deep hue, actually. Just a bit of thin lacing.
Smell (4.0): Mainly floral, some citrus in the mix. Malt smells toasted, but nothing roasty here. Modest, but good malt notes.
Taste (3.5): Floral and grassy hops come out first, and they mix evenly with the toasted malts, as opposed to feeling like they’re layered or come in waves. Classic bitterness. The malt body is not very sweet, but it supports the hop profile well enough. Good, bitter finish. Yeast is pretty neutral; no alcohol presence.
Mouthfeel (3.0): Prickly carb, fades relatively quickly. Light, slightly dry finish. Good, not great.
Overall (3.5): Decent. Could use less toastiness in the malt body, but that’s just me. I’d like to see more hop action in this, because I love wet / fresh hop beers—I personally think the toasted notes detract from the potential of the wet hops. Still, this was tasty and I’m glad to see more local, upstate breweries AND the use of fresh hops!
10-01-2011 17:07:35 | More by fmccormi
Hopulus Localus Harvest Ale from Naked Dove Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.