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Electric Tower IPA - Santa Clara Valley Brewing

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Electric Tower IPAElectric Tower IPA

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very good

74 Ratings
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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 mentor:
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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a four finger dirt-tan yellowed head over a brilliant copper liquid. Smells pine, lemon, pith, grapefruit, tangerine zest, baby aspirin. Tastes well done. Hops shine on a well-balanced malt sweet with enough fruity esters to add character, but not distract. Hop flavor is pine, oranges, pink grapefruit, waxy resinous, grassy edge. Malt sweet is somehow creamy, yet the beer is medium-light in the mouth. Medium-aggressive carbonation could be a bit less (so swirl the glass to dissipate the gas). Decent lacing on the inside of the glass and drying aftertaste of hop waxy bitter.

mentor, Oct 25, 2013
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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.

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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.