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Freshie - Berryessa Brewing Co

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 9
Avg: 4.25
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Berryessa Brewing Co
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: lurpy1 on 11-18-2011

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 9
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4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
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".

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Freshie from Berryessa Brewing Co
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.