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Hoptimization IPA - Three Brothers Brewing

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Hoptimization IPAHoptimization IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Camjmorton on 06-07-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of tbunting75
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitzer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a murky copper color with lots of fine sediment. The head is around a finger high and off-white in shade. Retention is good, and the soft texture leaves behind rings of sticky lacing on my glass. (3.25)

Smell: While there's a touch of grapefruit coming through, it's hoppiness is mainly floral and piny. There's a lot of malt, in particular. I get caramel, toffee, bread, and honey. The nose is pretty average as far as IPAs go. (3)

Taste: So is the taste. Malts seem to provide the gist of the flavor profile, with the hops only acting as a ballasting bitterness. An initial flavor of caramel, honey, and bread gives way to a light piny bite. It's not really complex, nor does it have much in the way of juicy hop flavor. Basically an average IPA in all aspects. (3)

Mouthfeel: Despite the malt presence, its unfiltered nature makes it crisp on the palate. Ultimately, the sweetness wins out, making it seem rather heavy. Carbonation is average for the style. (3)

Overall: This is an old-school IPA in a world rapidly being replaced with tropical, juicy IPAs lean in both malt and bitterness. I also think that Maryland's IPAs are utterly shaming the IPAs I've had from Virginia, but you didn't hear me say that... ;) (3)

3.02/5: Still needs some (h)optimization

Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snatchmo
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fijimertz
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBastard2
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themind
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of uvachief
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eh..Its okay. Hoppy and clean. Piney finish but not overpowering. Decent. I'd prefer Starr Hill Northern Lights over this most days.

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Inyoureyes85
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strong hops up front with a subtle calm aftertaste.

Photo of Eric_Leon
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ProstMasterson
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK
3/5  rDev -19.1%

It packs a punch, but a little too bitter for me. Hoppy.

Photo of uiucpilot
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of drummerguy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -19.1%

The nose is light, too light, with a relatively generic hop aroma, subtle flower, perfume and yeast characteristics.

The hop flavor seems a bit watery, almost like pine needles soaked in water. There's a bit of perfumish flower, light malt and cracker.

Hoping this was a bad bottle or a bad palate moment because this was unremarkable.

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MattR2014
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of wk393
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of smcatalino
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Kevhodges
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

color is outstanding and the hops got me Hoptimized!

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

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Hoptimization IPA from Three Brothers Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.