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Uberhoppy IPA - Valley Brewing Company

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Uberhoppy IPAUberhoppy IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 25
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crosling on 02-24-2007)
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Reviews by cptierney:
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cptierney

California

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle was purchased at Perry's Liquor Store in Livermore, California on a recommendation by said store's benevolent proprietor, Harpreet.

Poured into a normal pub glass with minimal head and little lacing. The beer has a darker hue than most other DIPA's I've tried.

Good floral scent, though not as strong as I'd like. You have to put more of your nose into the beer, enough to cause cautionary action so you don't snort any up your nose.

Solid Mouthfeel. Strong syrupy texture, reminiscent of Lagunitas Maximus, with minimal carbonation.

Nice easy flavor. More of an alcohol bite than PTE, but still, really quality. Good, consistent bittering, with some sweet citrus notes to round out the palate.

This is a potent brew, but you certainly could have a couple of bombers without any real problems. Except for the problem of being inebriated that is.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 20:24:45 | More by cptierney
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4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

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hoppyhampy

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2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. No freshness info. Pours a clear, deep reddish orange with almost no foam or carbonation and very little lacing. Nose is quite rich with malt, more roaster than sweet. Hops take a back seat here, barely showing at all. Mouthfeel is syrupy and heavy with no carbonation, almost like a barley wine style. Rich, caramel malt with a good amount of resiny texture on the finish, enough to cut the heaviness of the malt and remind you that this is classified as a DIPA. Hops are quite citrus-y but don't show well enough to make up for the over-abundance of malt. I am really not feeling this one. It has almost nothing I look for in a DIPA.

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3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
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A - Darker Amber color with a very light off white Head. Lacing was nice but I would have liked to see at least 1 finger of head.

S - Smells of Caramel, Minerals, Honey, Orange, Pineapple and Hops(of Course).

T - Tastes of Citrus, Caramel, Minerals, Spice, and Alcohol.

M - Very Heavy, Oily and Sweet. Not much carbonation to speak of.

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Poured a dark amber reddish color, with a nice frothy head.

Aroma was of citrus and hops to the max.

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22oz (bottle-conditioned)

A: Dark amber-brown. Light lacing.

S: Burnt toast, fresh hops, cherry liquor.

T: Coffee, dark chocolate, cherry, toffee, a bit syrupy. Light pine hops on the finish along with the dark chocolate.

M: Full bodied. Moderate carbonation.

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LilBeerDoctor

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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 1/2/2010. Bottle thanks to mkade883. Pours a deep, clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, sweet citrus, apricot and other tropical fruits. Flavor is also quite sweet and fruity initially with a bitter hops finish. Lots of malt too. Good IIPA but it doesn't have the easiest drinkability.

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JAXSON

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2009 rate.

Bottle, thanks Matt! Pours a clear plum red with a sticky beige head. Strange, herbal nose. Hard to pick out the elements of this, but it's more than grass and forest pine. Almost like smoked bacon. Flavor is a gorgeous expression. Light and nimble, with a fresh, almost minty finish that explodes with piney hops. Balance is perfect. This would have been even better right after the release, but its merit is evident nonetheless.

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pixieskid

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviews from Summer 10' Poured into SN 30th Glass.

Full body, slick but slightly creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.
Syrupy sweet malt presence upfront with strong notes of caramel.
Fair hop presence with notes of citrus and piney hops with a hint of floral hops.
Finishes with a rich sweetness and fair bitterness.

Definetely Uber Malty but Not Hoppy:
(could have been a freshness issue)

Serving type: bottle

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aquaderek

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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. The brew is a cloudy dark brown, light lacehead. The nose is great, sweet caramel, slight piney hopes. The taste and mouthfeel mirror the nose, I have a little problem with the lack of carbonation. The mouthfeel is slightly oily from the lack of carbonation. A really good beer, but not uberhoppy.

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MisterClean

California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. from liquor store in Elk Grove. Part of last distribution of Uberhoppy according to Steve Altimari.

A - Pours deep copper with 2 fingers of foamy white head, and dissipates moderately. Leaves a 1 finger ring and some light lacing.

S - Caramel malts dominate the aroma while flowery hops with perfume back the craft beer. Not exactly what I expect out of an IIPA.

T - Caramel is very prominent along with flowery hops and a finish of notable bittering hops. The brewer has altered the water profile to give it a London-like flavor (similar to Fuller's). There is also some slight warmth.

M - Malt dominated, with a medium mouthfeel. Finishes dry with a touch of heat, which is to be expected from a IIPA.

D - As the beer warms up, I feel more accustomed to the flavors, but expect a bit more hoppiness from a WC IIPA, but cannot date this beer. Though an IIPA by nature should not have a London-ish feel (water + caramel notes), this one is an exception. The brewer has definitely created a beer unique to the category that is enjoyable.

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Uberhoppy IPA from Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.