Dreef Fooper
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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From:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
9
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2017
Added:
Jul 05, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Came in a standard pint a hazed lighter amber shade with a soapy white head that left a nice full ring of lace as it settled.The juicy citrus fruits just really jump out at ya in the nose along with a bit of caramel/sweet biscuit,just very juicy.The flavors are big and tropical up front...almost juice-like,it does get a little sweet with a big caramel and sugary finish,it really hit home about midway thru the pint.I liked it,just watch the sweetness.
Feb 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by 80x2HopHead from Vermont

Nov 12, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
On tap in Greenville SC.
Pour is hazy amber. The large, foamy off-white head is durable and leaves sheets of lacing.
Aroma: pungent, hoppy, fruity, floral as well as a little bit dank and too piney for me.
Flavor: moderately-high bitterness. Fruity and floral notes mix with some pine in a chosen hop mix. Nice complexity.

Overall: a fine IPA that should satisfy hop heads. On tap in Greenville SC.
Pour is hazy orange- amber. The bubbly off-white head is not durable and leaves little lacing.
Aroma: pungent, hoppy, dank and fruity.
Flavor: moderately bitter. Fruity and floral notes mix with some other notes in what to me is a somewhat poorly chosen hop mix.

Overall: disappointing ale from a fine brewery.
Oct 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by woodchipper from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by sendbeer from Georgia

Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.12 by MikeCross from Arizona

Jun 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.7 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by JohnGalt1 from Idaho

3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Standard golden with a good white head and retention.. Draft at Bittercreek... Aggressively bitter, but not much hop flavor.. Light citrus and a bit floral... Catty with warmth... Not sure that I like this one.. Almost seems oversparged and a bit tannic.

3.75/3.5/3/3.25/3.25
Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by m3rkury from New York

4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I was really blown away by this beer. It pours cloudy with a thick head that quickly settles to a thin white line. A cloudy ipa intrigued me. The smell is reminiscent of a cat's litter box supplemented with feet and oranges, but in a good way. Very hard to describe. The taste is where it's at. Smooth all the way through. Very malty but balanced by citrusy hops. Carbonation is low which gives this a velvety mouthfeel. Don't get me wrong, this is an amazing beer and it has to smell this way.
Apr 20, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
1L howler from Sherbrooke Liquor store. Another crazy and sort of dirty-sounding name from this Boontling-o-phile brewery.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, very loosely foamy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves a decent array of finely webbed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, indistinct citrus pith, a twinge of catty, um, 'otherness', musty pine needles, a touch of chalky flintiness, wayward earthy and faintly phenolic yeast, and further floral and leafy hop bitters. The taste is more grainy and weirdly sour caramel malt, a slightly funky and earthy yeastiness, heady white grapefruit and underripe orange citrus rind, a subtle wet stone path edginess, and more leafy, herbal, and grassy green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back and on the level via its agreeable frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, but for a simple green and/or yeasty interference pattern. It finishes trending dry, the hops, yeast, and now fading malt tied to the concept.

Overall, an enjoyable enough 'experimental' IPA, wherein the only apparent experimentation going on is 'gee, what new-age hops should we throw at THIS one?'. Yeah, that part don't impress me much, but the result is 'just' another easy-drinking, but at the same time challenging, hopped-up effort - and that DOES impress me much.
Apr 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by SiegeSpitfire from New York

Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at PreFunk. Smells and tastes like rye, got some sour funk going on, finishes dry. Interesting choice of hops here. Not for the new IPA initiate, fer sure.
Apr 02, 2016
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Rated by zotzot from Vermont

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Fruity, tangy
Mar 29, 2016
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Blu Wolf Bistro in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear burnt orange, with a small quarter inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This one smells super juicy and citrusy, and a bit tropical, some orange, mango, and grapefruit, with a little bit of a dank herbal aroma as well.

This has a tiny bit of a catty flavor, likely from the Citra hops, but it's nice that strong and it's somewhat welcome. Other than that, it's a full on citrus bomb, absolutely loaded with juicy hops. The hop bill here is Citra, Centennial and Columbus, and then dry-hopped with Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe, leading to quite the tasty beverage.

This is medium bodied, with a juicy and fairly "wet" mouthfeel, along with a moderate level of carbonation.

This was a very good IPA from Anderson Valley, who always seem to work for me.
Jul 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by StrangerTides from New York

Jul 05, 2015
Dreef Fooper from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings