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Hoptimist - White Street Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 40
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
White Street Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: petermethot on 02-14-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 40
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, crysyal clear, caramel-copper coloring. Aromas of trppical fruit, caramel, pine, subtle spice, and subtle resinous characterostics. Flavors are bitter and resinous forward, with tropical fruits close behind. Tangy and slightly bitter, with a heavier pine tassel and pitch characyer at the end. Pretty well balanced on a smooth, mid-body. Aftertaste is more of the caramel and resin, with a trace of the tropical sweetness. Slick, slightly dry, bitter finish. (532 characters)

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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7.5% ABV per growler label.Nice to try a beer from yet another new brewery here in NC.Pours into an imperial nonic a clear copper color with a frothy half finger white head atop.A blast of grapefruit rind-lie hops really jump out at ya in the nose at first whiff,faint toasted grain is detected as well.I really like the blast of hops upfront.The hops are a little more subdued on the palate but there is a nice shot of that grapefruit rind and a bit of resin as well,a sweetish caramel/biscuit base is there thru to the finish,a tinge of sweet alcohol lingers as well a little pepperiness seems to com into play as I drink more as well.A solid "bigger" IPA here,I look forward to trying more of White Street's wares in the future. (731 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.75/5  rDev n/a

Shocked that a small town beer is this good. Next to Sculpin, this is my new fav. (82 characters)

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3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured with virtually no head, but a nice semi-clear golden hue. Minimal carbonation present. Smells mild, a little citrus, a little bready. The taste is very good, more like an English IPA than an American one, crisp and nicely balanced. A nice creamy feel as well. I've been enjoying some heavy hitters of late in the IPA department like Ruin Ten and Sucks, and although this is not in their league, it was a refreshing satisfying brew. (444 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.04/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ White Street

Clear golden color topped with a tight, thick head. Decent lacing rings the glass. Aromas of orange, lemon, and pineapple, all crusted with sugar and joined by some light floral and grass and a bit or cracker malts. Flavor is hoppy: grapefruit, pineapple, green pine, and some oily, leafy dankness. Medium bodied and bitter with a dry finish. A solid, bright IPA. (379 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and faint honey orange + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering about 75% of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/pineapple, citrus/grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops over light aromas of biscuit + caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel + biscuit malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of tropical/pineapple, citrus/grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: A really nice, easy drinking NC IPA - nice hop flavors and aromas without too much bitterness. Enjoyable, glad that bottles finally made it out here to the Triad. (1,084 characters)

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3.44/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hoptimist from White Street Brewing Co.
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