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Hop Herd - American River Brewing Company

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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nanandtomfitz, Sep 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

TheSixthRing, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -14%

dertyd, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of flexabull
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

flexabull, May 18, 2013
Photo of jakecattleco
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jakecattleco, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Hanksmb
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Hanksmb, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of emdbad
5/5  rDev +32.3%

emdbad, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -14%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Hopster916
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Hopster916, Aug 02, 2014
Hop Herd from American River Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.