Spring Hornin' Spring IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Spring Hornin' Spring IPASpring Hornin' Spring IPA
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Spring Hornin' Spring IPASpring Hornin' Spring IPA

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Tench19 on 02-06-2014

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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Photo of Auraan
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz chalice at Beer Revolution YEG.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of frothy, weakly foamy dirty white head, which leaves a decent wash of bleeding limestone painted lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of muddled citrusy, somewhat piney, and kind of soapy hops, crackery pale malt, and a bit of flinty stoniness. The taste is rather fruity (orange cream, candied grapefruit, and lime Starburst) up front, followed tightly by a semi-sweet bready and caramel malt, a consistent hard water flintiness, and some soft floral, earthy, and perfumed hops.

The bubbles are fairly understated, just a timid edginess throughout, the body a wavering medium weight, and kind of thin in its otherwise untainted smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops and the weakening malt hanging tough, as a metallic sort of bitterness arises from the depths.

A decent enough IPA, one where the fruit obviously eclipses the bitterness, as far as the hops are concerned, at least. What this has to do with Spring, I dunno, but what I DO know, is that 'hornin' means 'drinkin' in Bootling, so yes, this is a fairly appropriate hornin' enabler, no matter the season.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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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!

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Spring Hornin' Spring IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 235 ratings