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Hoptimization IPA - Three Brothers Brewing

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Hoptimization IPAHoptimization IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Tuckahoe_Joe, Monday at 01:17 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kaelingirl, Sunday at 07:20 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ElGordito, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ShadyRigglesbee, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra and poured into my Duvel tulip. Date of 8/14/14 on bottle

A - Pours a nice darker golden orange hue with a good one finger creamy head that fades to a thick, dense blanket. Slightly sticky side lacing.

S - Aromas of light biscuits, faint caramel, soft hops. Fainter tropical notes, light citrus. Solid enough nose.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Not too sweet malts, citrus peel, good faint tropical notes. Caramel is light. Not offensive, pretty solid considering it is two months old. Light bitter finish. Alcohol hidden VERY well.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, bright, and the alcohol is hidden completely.

O - Overall, a very nice offering from Three Brothers. Would have liked to try this super fresh but still, no complaints.

Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours golden to copper in hue with a 2 finger off white head that leaves moderate lacing. Just slightly hazy.

The aroma is of grassy hops with ripe citrus. Moderate hoppiness allows the light toast, honeylike and caramel aromas of the malts to shine through.

Bitter hops predominate in the taste, with sweet caramel malts, grapefruit peel and hints of pine and ripe citrus.

Moderate in body with light syrup, and a numbing/drying effect on the tongue. Oily hop burn in the throat, especially early on.

Very good overall. In the beginning, it was mainly just bitter, but as the taste buds become numb, the flavors balance out.

obywan59, Oct 07, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

Ngntjp, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

ChrisForman, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jimpyle48, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

TDintino, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cuy50, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

everythingiszen, Oct 01, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +19%

Fortheloveofgod, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of creamy head. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pine, tangerine, onion, caramel, and honey.

Taste
Firm honey and caramel malt backbone. Lots of pine and some grapefruit zest. Damp, earthy, and lightly spicy hops. Suggestions of tangerine pith and pear. Finishes with hints of onion and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, and off-dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
Earthy and damp with an English inspired taste.

justintcoons, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

wattersmike90, Sep 24, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

Gadun76, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hybrid of a creamy and foamy white head that dissipates rather quickly, The beer itself is a clear orange and brown that borders on amber. The smell has a strong hoppy smell. The hops notes come off as orange with a bit of pine but is balanced by a light malt smell. The taste is similar to the smell. The hop taste comes off as a strong orange with a slight honey and bready taste to balance it out. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and medium bodied. The mouthfeel also has an interesting fluffy feel to it because of the carbonation. Overall, a very good IPA and one I highly recommend getting, This beer is definitely one of their better offerings.

HattedClassic, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

MorganH, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

woodchip, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

redfox405, Sep 14, 2014
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BcOneSeven, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

2dogbrew, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

petermethot, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cmuir24, Aug 30, 2014
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Hoptimization IPA from Three Brothers Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.