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Hoptimization IPA - Three Brothers Brewing

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Hoptimization IPAHoptimization IPA

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/11/14

A- A slow pour into a pint glass produces a huge foamy and bubbly white head, about four-fingers that takes a while to finally settle, over-carbonated perhaps? Body is a hazy golden-orange

S- tropical and citrusy hop aroma with notes of mango, pineapple and orange peel. Sweet sugary malt

T- tropical fruity hop flavors follow the aroma with an emphasis on pineapple and grass. Malty sweetness with a raw dry finish

M- medium body with heavy carbonation leads to a mouth-feeling foamy mouthfeel and a sudsy finish

O- perhaps this was just an over carbonated batch, but the mouthfeel was like drinking soda. The flavor is a little rough around the edges, but has a nice fruity hop profile

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 03:21:00 | More by Treyliff
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Moocawly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-23-2014 21:00:21 | More by Moocawly
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 21:05:05 | More by smithj4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 19:29:22 | More by woodychandler
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Thomas0790


4/5  rDev +9%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-19-2014 16:19:01 | More by Laulau
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slackt


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-17-2014 00:44:15 | More by slackt
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

07-15-2014 19:02:24 | More by gr8zehaman
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bcgill

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-13-2014 22:53:52 | More by bcgill
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Dutyfreechamp

Virginia

5/5  rDev +36.2%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-12-2014 12:13:10 | More by seanchai
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2014 17:01:41 | More by Dave_Treat
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hopluvaboom

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-25-2014 13:53:04 | More by jebrew
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brownish/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus hops, a bit of pine as well. Taste is bitter, citrus, some pine, very dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality and solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 12:44:38 | More by tone77
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled May 12th 2014.

Deep bronze orange, and quite clear body. Good rising amount of carbonation, capped with a very large off white swiss cheese head. Fist full tall, with large bubbles on creation, and speckled lacing.

Nose hints towards malted brown bread and toasty bread crust. Hop angle comes second with a hint of citrus and tropical fruit notes that don't come out to distinguishable.

Palate comes simply with a nice mix of malt sweetness first of caramel and toast, with the hops matching towards some citrus and mostly some dank flavors. Thick solid malt density with a bit of sweetness taking away from the hops a bit. Good chewy body, with some leafy and green bitterness on the finish to go with it. Hits more to dank and earth than citrus it seems.

Still overall it's quite an enjoyable IPA, but seems a little different than advertised.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 18:18:41 | More by smakawhat
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-14-2014 19:21:26 | More by qcbrewer
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-14-2014 17:42:43 | More by BeastLU
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-09-2014 00:50:52 | More by mkirkland80
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-02-2014 01:25:31 | More by DrunkinYogi
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schmelby

Virginia

5/5  rDev +36.2%

05-31-2014 22:12:20 | More by schmelby
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2014 21:32:29 | More by AWB3
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JLeet

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-28-2014 20:32:09 | More by JLeet
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2014 18:15:31 | More by Mplsmetro57
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Hoptimization IPA from Three Brothers Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.