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Hop Herd - American River Brewing Company

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Hop Herd
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 5.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
American River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flexabull on 05-18-2013)
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Reviews by nanandtomfitz:
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nanandtomfitz

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-24-2013 06:54:46 | More by nanandtomfitz
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TheSixthRing

California

3.79/5  rDev +3%

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and orange copper in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, giving way to a thin, consistent layer of surface suds.

Smell - Caramel sweetness smacks you in the nostrils with an abundant presence, but don't overwhelm a very present hop attack in the form of grapefruit with lesser notes of pine and floral qualities.

Taste - Follows the nose. Plenty of caramel malt plays follow the leader with the hop assault, leading the citrus, pine and floral notes through the gauntlet whilst still coming out ahead. A firm but reserved orange pith bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Somewhere between medium and full in body with low to moderate carbonation. Silky texture before a semi-dry finish.

Overall - A fine DIPA. If you like Deschutes' Inversion IPA, you'll be a fan of this too; similar qualities in both flavor and balance. Not my favorite American River offering, but solid and a future buy nonetheless.

08-01-2014 07:05:02 | More by TheSixthRing
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flexabull

California

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

This beer is kind of in between a regular IPA and a Double IPA.

Pours a light amber, gold color with a pretty nice off white head.

Aromas are a mix of caramel and grapefruit.

Taste is crisp, clean, and a bit dry. Caramel and hard candy sweetness, also slightly creamy. Finish has a nice grapefruit and pine hop bite. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel is snappy and crisp with lighter body and nice carbonation.

Overall, a pleasant surprise and a very solid beer.

05-18-2013 17:14:00 | More by flexabull
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-17-2013 03:45:55 | More by jakecattleco
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Hanksmb

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-22-2014 00:50:30 | More by Hanksmb
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-28-2013 18:44:52 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Hopster916

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-02-2014 16:25:48 | More by Hopster916
Hop Herd from American River Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.