Hoptimistic IPA | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

BA SCORE
81
good
129 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay
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Hoptimistic IPAHoptimistic IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States
charlevillevineyard.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoptimistic IPA (India Pale Ale) has intense hop bitterness and flavor. This ale is further characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like aromas due to American-variety hops. This copper/orange hued ale has a nicely balanced medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body that goes down easy, leaving a lingering bitterness that is hard to resist.

Added by maxpower on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of nausicaa-taos
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreyShoes
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I opened and poured this beer very carefully and there was still a crazy amount of head on this IPA. That is my main issue with this beer.

Other than that, it tastes just like a normal American IPA, nice citrus and spicy taste to the hops. And looks a very appealing medium-golden brown color.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy deep golden color large frothy off white head. Caramel and citrus pine aroma. Bready caramel flavor with a lingering resinous bitterness to the finish. A bit old school but not bad.

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Photo of nuebs
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very malty, with very little bitterness or floral hop presence. Not a lot else going on here. It was drinkable, but bland as far as IPA's are concerned.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Chucker17
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Farnswurth
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Theogre83
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lahoi
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Copper, opaque, small head, very nice lacing,which was perhaps the highlight of the beer.

Smells and tastes like many good American IPAs. Typical. Nothing outstanding, nothing really lacking.

I thought the feel was lacking a bit for an IPA. It felt a little thin or light. In other words, lacking body.

Overall, a good IPA that I would certainly drink again.

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Photo of Noe
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Suds
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber, with a fine, lace-producing head, this brew is appealing. The smell is earthy, with a malt and floral hop scent. The taste has fruit in the front, followed by piney hops and a decent bitterness. Full in body and enjoyable.

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Photo of snansel
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bzach
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of secondtooth
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy, golden amber with nice head of off-white suds. Thin, but lively lace.

Aroma: Floral and citrus hops. Nice!

Taste: Nicely bitter and hoppy. I get grapefruit and pine notes, as this one goes in heavy-handed with the hops in typical American IPA fashion. A tasty, solid, and well worthy brew for hop fiends, and one I’d not hesitate to try again! Well-done!

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Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of dking1525
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Actually really great when it's fresh!

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Photo of Boca-X
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Drew_Fischer
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Hoptimistic IPA from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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