Spring Hornin' Spring IPA
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Spring Hornin' Spring IPASpring Hornin' Spring IPA
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
3.4 | pDev: 13.24%
Jul 02, 2017
Feb 06, 2014
With floral, spicy aromas reminiscent of lilacs, white pepper and Bartlett pears, our new Spring Hornin’ IPA embodies the season with a clean malt profile and herbal hop flavors lasting into a dry, refreshing finish.
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This was poured into a nonic pint. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange golden color with a slim white head that immediately dissipated leaving barely any lacing. The smell had a decent amount of sweet blueberries intertwining with the bitter citrus hops. A light sweet pine enters and hangs nicely to balance it all out. The taste was moderately bitter with a decent sweet blueberry to accompany the flavor. It has a decent malt base. There’s a semi-dry sweet blueberry aftertaste leading to just a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled and came across as an EIPA. Overall, I say this was a pretty good EIPA that I could have again.
Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 1.86 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by B_B from California

Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by MFMB from Idaho

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep golden/amber hue. Smells immediately of floral scents, flowers with a slight fruit scent like apple and pear. Tastes of Floral potpourri, a bit of pine and a slight bit of Apple/pear in the middle. Finishes dry with a bit of what tastes to me like honey tho I'm sure it's not there or possibly unintended and a peppery spice.
Apr 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Jon_Hendricks from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear polished dark golden color.

Overall: The aroma is reminiscent of green tea with honey. Tastes grassy and mildly sweet. The flavor is interesting with hops tasting herbal/floral and even a bit spicy. This beer is not a really bitter IPA. Very drinkable and surprisingly refreshing.
Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Jamstone714 from Florida

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Jeffzomp from Brazil

Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 3.57 by Shmizzen from Nevada

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 3.16 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by sanitarium16 from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Oidmoe from Austria

Oct 26, 2015
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle into pint glass in October 2015.

Appearance: Amber with white head. Head is thick, and sticks to the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of hops, pine, and citrus, like grapefruits, with a little peppery spices as well. Overall the hops and citrus aromas dominate the others.

Taste: There is a strong hop flavor with hints of fruit flavor and a little pepper flavors as well. There is not much sweetness from the malts. The label lists pears and blueberry, there is a very minor hint of those flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium, creamy bodied. Strong alcohol.

This is a strongly hopped IPA as pronounced by its name. It has a diverse mix of fruit, hops, and other flavors, which makes it interesting. Overall the hops and citrus flavors dominate the flavor.
Oct 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Auraan from Arizona

4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a clear amber body with abundant carbonation and one finger of bubbly, thick, off-white head. Overall impression of appearance is of a pretty good IPA. Scents of pears, sweet tangerine flesh, moderate floral and spicy hop aromas, notes of white pepper in the background and light blueberry and a backing aroma of biscuit-like malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a very bright IPA that utilizes hops quite well to create a diversity of aromas that blend harmoniously into a well executed whole. Flavor begins lightly bitter with notes of spicy hops lending notes of white pepper, herbal hops giving an underlying earthiness, light floral hop flavors of heather also appear with a light citrus peel. Middle continues to gain in bitterness, adding flavors of citrus pith and peel. Finish is dry, showcasing flavors of citrus peel and pith, light white pepper, moderate spicy and floral hop flavors and a pleasant pale malt in the background. Aftertaste is biscuit-like malt and bitter citrus peel. Overall impression of flavor is of a very good IPA. It has a diversity of flavors that keep the flavor crisp and refreshing, finishing pleasingly dry. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a resinous, slick feel with moderate carbonation. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very good IPA. Overall this is a good IPA. It has a nicely complex aroma and a refreshing diverse hop flavor with a pleasing mouthfeel. A good IPA.
Oct 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice thick sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, little malt note, some citrus. The taste is pretty hoppy (In the Anderson Valley Way), slight malt note, some citrus. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very nice brew.
Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by cantal from Pennsylvania

Sep 02, 2015
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Anderson Valley Brewing Co. "Spring Hornin'"
12 oz. brown glass bottle
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Slightly hazy, probably from dry hopping. Very deep amber, almost copper body. Frothy and then creamy off-white/light tan head. Very good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Perfumey. Floral and fruity. Only a mild bit of sweetish malt makes its way through.

Flavor: Impressively floral! Fruity, peppery, and a touch piney and herbal as well. That rich Anderson Valley maltiness remains, keeping it nicely rounded. Really unique! The floral notes and soft fruits (apple, pear, perhaps some citrus) combine nicely, but it's the floral character that dominates. The alcohol never shows, although at 6.8% it really shouldn't anyway. It's solidly bitter, and it finishes dry with the herbal/pine increasing as the floral notes fade.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and gently crisp.

Overall: Really unique, so points for that. Well balanced and rounded. Absolutely worth trying!
Aug 31, 2015
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Reviewed by blindtiger24 from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, golden and copper hue. Active tiny carbonation. Bubbly, sticky head. Honey on the nose. Nice malt body leads with sweetness and then a strong wave of grass and lemon zest. Bitter and sticky finish but that initial blast of malt is still there to balance out. Really enjoyed and was representative of spring.
Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 3.21 by jrawlinsGA from Georgia

Jul 29, 2015
Spring Hornin' Spring IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 235 ratings