Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.) | Hop Valley Brewing Company

Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.)Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.)
BA SCORE
3.75/5
135 Ratings
Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.)Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
hopvalleybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 07-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,208
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
135
pDev:
10.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of BCborn
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jabo134
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Eugene, Oregon.
Opaque, essentially black body with a good head. Limited lacing.
Attractive aroma with hints of toffee, dark bread and vanilla.
A bit too much vanilla with less complexity than expected.
Smooth, medium+ body and overly light carbonation.

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Photo of Andyleick
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of isualum12
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Good taste, nice smell. Poured light on the head but looked good. Leaves a lace around the edge with a copper cream. High in c02 and make the feel a little rough. I was hoping for pure smooth.

Had in a bomber from Boise coop

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Photo of stevoj
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Albertsons. Pours out a dark but clear brown with nice, tall fluffy head. Vanilla edges out the roast grains in the aroma, but both balance out in the taste. Roast grains finish the whole deal with a dry, lingering bite. Not overly sweet, which is nice.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VashonGuy
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving on tap, served too cold but I let it warm.

This is a vanilla porter, and to me it's more vanilla than porter. There's almost no roasty character to the underlying beer. It's got a lot of vanilla in the nose and the flavor. Not too much else.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tomb_ride
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
2.7/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyclingdad
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Despite the name, this is not very vanilla tasting. High carbonation, a little hoppy for the style. A different take, to be sure.

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Photo of nhirsch04
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.) from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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