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Electric Tower IPA - Santa Clara Valley Brewing

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Electric Tower IPAElectric Tower IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 96
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 2.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: KevT on 06-09-2013

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 96
Reviews by KevT:
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4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (770 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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. (358 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (337 characters)

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Electric Tower IPA from Santa Clara Valley Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.