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Electric Tower IPA - Santa Clara Valley Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Santa Clara Valley Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KevT on 06-09-2013)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -1%

No date that I can locate; presumed fresh.

A: Pours a clear red with a big frothy tan head. Head fades very slowly with great retention. Pretty thin but widespread lacework everywhere.

S: Mild aroma. Some grapefruit and a little pine. A little bit of caramel. Very subtle.

T: Decent bitter grapefruit up front with a touch of resinous pine to back it up. Mild caramel malt sweetens it up in the middle. Small wave of bitterness in the finish highlights the hops a little better with a primarily citrusy hit.

M: Medium bodied, fairly dry on the back end. Bit of graininess mixing with the resinous hop mouthfeel between sips.

O: Pretty straight forward and standard IPA. Balanced flavor; not a hop bomb. Enjoyable but nothing over the top.

11-25-2013 06:10:02 | More by Dope
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Dabeel

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-10-2013 18:29:12 | More by Dabeel
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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12-20-2013 03:38:19 | More by Nage37
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mc4z

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%

22 oz bottle in a pint glass. This beer pours a light orange clear body and has nice lacing. The smell is fruity - grapefruit and mango. The taste is mostly pine and doesn't quite deliver on the smell. The finish is clean without a lot of lingering bitterness. Overall I think this is a solid west coast IPA and a sign of good things from Santa Clara Valley.

12-02-2013 01:28:35 | More by mc4z
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-18-2014 21:28:50 | More by Devi0us
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California

4.55/5  rDev +15.2%

The brew poured a light amber color, with 2 fingers of a bright white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma is pungent and consists of pine, mango, pineapple and citrus. The flavor follows the nose with only the slightest trace of a malt backbone. The beer is well carbonated and has a light-medium mouthfeel that finishes bone dry.

06-28-2013 17:21:30 | More by Topher78
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California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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California

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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

I had this beer at Original Gravity in San Jose and again at the Better Beer Garden during the SubZero festival. At Original Gravity it was $6 for a 16 oz pint. As the beer was set on the coaster, the first thing I noticed is the beautiful copper color, thin wispy head, and large CO2 bubbles racing up the sides of the glass. The nose is a little reserved, although there is a hint of danky hops. Upon the first sip, the palate is flooded with wonderful hop flavor, almost a little unexpected because the nose did not hint at all this hop flavor. Pleasant bitterness to balance the hop flavor with enough of a malt backbone to provide structure. This could easily be a 4.75 or 5.0 beer if it was dry hopped, but it is still worth trying if you find it on tap somewhere.

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Electric Tower IPA from Santa Clara Valley Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.