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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - The bottle was not a gusher, however, upon hitting the glass it just BILLOWED and gushed over the glass. Sigh. What remains is a slightly hazy orange hue with a one finger foamy head that leaves loads of sticky lacing. Would be much better if not for the initial rush of head.

S - Aromas of light floral hops, faint malt, light citrus. All relatively generic, though, appealing.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. The hops are more floral than anything and there is a faint medicinal quality to the lingering bitter finish. the malts are subdued but the hops all play off as a hodgepodge of generic taste. While tasty there is nothing that just pops.

M - Carbonation is good, a bit on the sharper side, but feels a bit watery.

O - Overall, this is an okay IPA. Nothing too special.

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