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Freshie - Berryessa Brewing Co

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Freshie
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berryessa Brewing Co
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lurpy1 on 11-18-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 17, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at the brewery, with live music and wood-fired pizza to back it up.
Light, clear amber appearance.
Explosive hop-forward aroma--just what you'd look for in a fresh-hopped beer.
Citrus, pine, pineapple taste, with enough malt in the background to balance the flavor, but its all about the hops; mosaic hops according to the info at the brewery.
No let-up through the after-taste, just more hops. An outstanding example of an autumn fresh-hopped ale.

arrowh, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

M27, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Casey3236, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

caverog, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

AKolmogorov, Apr 05, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint on tap at the Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Brand spanking new brewery according to the staff. Not planning to try it. What's that? Its a fresh hopped IPA? That changes things. Away we go.

Luminescent gold with a single finger of head. This beer glitters. The smell leads with a fantastic forest and grass smell with big hops. However, there is a slight rank, overly earthy aftersmell (new word?) It is not outright bad but knocks the aroma down just a titch. Taste is fab and exactly what a fresh hopped IPA should be. Hops, barley, hops, pine, also hops. No malt. Thick and somewhat resiny and a deceptively easy drink.

Terrific, especially for a first offering. If this is not an elite fresh hop beer, it doesn't miss by much. Since they are tiny and I'm not in Cali much, it might be a while before I have them again, so I'm glad I made the most of the chance. BTW, props to Davis Beer Shoppe...$3.50 for a pint of rock solid IPA? As your ex gov would say, "I'll be back".

lurpy1, Nov 18, 2011
Freshie from Berryessa Brewing Co
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.