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Hoptimization IPA - Three Brothers Brewing

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Hoptimization IPAHoptimization IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Camjmorton on 06-07-2013)
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schmelby

Virginia

5/5  rDev +35.5%

05-31-2014 22:12:20 | More by schmelby
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Virginia

5/5  rDev +35.5%

07-13-2014 17:56:31 | More by Dutyfreechamp
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hopluvaboom

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

07-04-2014 03:17:08 | More by hopluvaboom
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-21-2013 01:53:30 | More by TaylorK
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4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

07-19-2014 22:41:02 | More by Thomas0790
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +16%

A friend sent this beer over for me to try, he generally sends good stuff so here we go, gonna join the brotherhood. Decent looking beer with that great IPA smell. Good flavor without the bitter bite, easy to drink IPA, enjoyed this beer very much. Will certainly pick up again depending upon cost. Good beer to take a run at.

03-01-2014 03:03:08 | More by JamieDuncan
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-27-2014 02:06:20 | More by bubseymour
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lillitnn92

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-18-2013 17:32:29 | More by lillitnn92
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-12-2013 02:31:13 | More by ZachKelly
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hornsup

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-21-2014 23:29:33 | More by hornsup
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Robbieqsauce

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-03-2014 03:29:37 | More by Robbieqsauce
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JMUduke

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-08-2014 22:01:36 | More by JMUduke
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-25-2013 22:43:48 | More by Quafftastic
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-05-2014 06:43:32 | More by ToddGingerich
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bigbutter

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-21-2014 23:41:30 | More by bigbutter
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paulboaz


4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-19-2014 01:37:35 | More by paulboaz
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "Join The Brotherhood!"; "Achieve Maximum Hoptimization!"; "What's a craft brewery to do when all the typical IPA hops are gone? Innovate, of course, just like craft breweries have always done. Our West Coast IPA recipe fluctuates, capturing a creativity that any craft beer enthusiast can appreciate. Hoptimization uses an ever-evolving hop bill unique to every production cycle to achieve the same citrusy flavor you love and the bold, bitter bite you crave."; "Step away from typical and try something new."; "Three Brothers Brewing is located in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia: The heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Come see us sometime!"; "Keep 'em cold/Drink 'em in a glass"; Batch Number: MFG2014.05.25".

I used an aggro pour to get a pseudo-cascade started, resulting in three fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Of course, this led to the untimely arrival of Croesus, Mammon and Midas, all clamoring for a sip. I pressed on, leaning in for a sniff and I have to say, it was right up hophead alley! It was a dank combination of pine and grapefruit with a little bit of caramel thrown in for good measure. The head was now beginning to fall, leaving behind some nice lacing. Mouthfeel was medium. I got a little bit of fusel alcohol initially, then some sweet caramel and then the hops began to kick in. Once the bitter citrusiness took hold, I really could not taste much else. It was like the hops were holding a surprise party and once they jumped out, there were no secrets left. Finish was dry and bitter, just the way I like my AIPAs.

07-21-2014 19:29:22 | More by woodychandler
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2014 20:37:15 | More by jminch
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2014 23:30:43 | More by PGVG
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Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-19-2014 01:32:04 | More by WarEagleJeep
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-15-2013 23:28:03 | More by VBWharfRat
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-18-2014 20:41:25 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-27-2014 14:56:52 | More by bmur112
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-17-2013 19:09:34 | More by Msh2960
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Hoptimization IPA from Three Brothers Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.