Hoptimization IPA - Three Brothers Brewing
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3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
A: This poured a hazy copper with some white head.
S: It smelled like faint citrus zest and pine hops, with a little sweet earthy malt.
T: It tasted like copper and earthy barley, with some citrus zest and pine. It had a mostly clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Excellent big body.
D: This was a decent IPA, but the scent and taste weren't anything great. The body was nearly perfect, and the finish was smooth enough. So it was easy to drink. Really not bad, but just another forgettable brew in the end.
04-16-2014 20:59:22 | More by Pencible
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
3.29/5 rDev -10.8%
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottle date on label is MFG2014.01.14. Purchased at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Deep amber with 1-finger of light beige, tightly bubbled head with average retention and skimpy lacing.
S: Way too heavy on the caramel malts with a lot of burned caramel notes, some toasted notes. This one borders on hoppy red ale with this aroma profile. The hops notes are resinous, earthy, and herbal, lightly floral. There are some mild fruity yeast esters and there is no alcohol in the aroma.
T: The flavor also borders on hoppy amber ale versus American IPA, mainly because the flavor isn't hoppy enough. Flavorwise, I might even say this fits English IPA better for all of the caramel malt character and earthy, herbal, resinous hopping, with a little bit of pine. There is yeast character as well, which adds the only real fruity components, and the alcohol is not hot but provides an edgy bitterness. Not a bad tasting beer, but way too heavy on the caramel sweetness.
M: The heaviness of the caramel malt give this beer too much body, which coupled with the low carbonation, again fits it as an English IPA.
O: After such a great experience with Great Outdoors, a very refreshing and easy-drinking, balanced APA, Hoptimization is a bit of a let-down.
02-16-2014 03:04:36 | More by argock
3.56/5 rDev -3.5%
Poured 12 oz bottle dated 11/21/13 into New Belgium globe
A-Pours cloudy amber with a two finger off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving lots of lacing.
S-Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, herbal hops and grain.
T-Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, pine resin an hops.
M-Mouthfell is OK, but not balanced. The hops were bitter and lots of caramel, but they didn’t go together.
O-Overall a okay IPA. Glad I got only one.
02-01-2014 22:32:52 | More by reebtaerG
Hoptimization IPA from Three Brothers Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.