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Electric Tower IPA - Santa Clara Valley Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
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 KevT:
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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

KevT, Jun 09, 2013
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Electric Tower IPA from Santa Clara Valley Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.