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Hoptimization IPA - Three Brothers Brewing

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Hoptimization IPAHoptimization IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
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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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-03-2014 23:36:28 | More by avisong
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-28-2014 18:57:49 | More by HuntDaddy540
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billab914

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-26-2014 20:50:38 | More by billab914
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JWQ

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-23-2014 14:31:42 | More by JWQ
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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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Pencible

Virginia

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
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-10-2014 21:33:34 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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Viperman1316

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2014 02:13:07 | More by Viperman1316
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bearbeer3125

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-21-2014 04:42:07 | More by bearbeer3125
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-17-2014 22:41:49 | More by Kegatron
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-14-2014 02:19:35 | More by JasonTaverner
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-09-2014 14:25:11 | More by brother_kenneth
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-03-2014 05:35:36 | More by VeganUndead
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-03-2014 00:55:55 | More by Sludgeman
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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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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-26-2014 16:30:03 | More by atrocity
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argock

Virginia

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
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Creeval

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-13-2014 21:58:16 | More by Creeval
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2014 23:30:43 | More by PGVG
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Brian15

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-06-2014 01:42:29 | More by Brian15
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-02-2014 21:38:32 | More by Hockey_Fan
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reebtaerG

Maryland

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
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-23-2014 21:56:17 | More by ncaudle
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hornsup

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-21-2014 23:29:33 | More by hornsup
Hoptimization IPA from Three Brothers Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.