Citrus Mistress | Hop Valley Brewing Company

Citrus MistressCitrus Mistress
BA SCORE
3.92/5
321 Ratings
Citrus MistressCitrus Mistress
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Hoptometrist on 07-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,662
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
321
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
96
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 321 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a couple of pints at the MGM Grand on Ceaser's Palace on Friday afternoon. Definitely a citrusy forward IPA with a nice balance. No hop bitterness, just pleasant citrus goodness.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can with a best by date of 12/30/17; into a pub glass.
Appearance- a deep gold, almost orange with detectable hazy sediment and scattered bubbles sustaining a thin white head. Lacing is slight.
Smell - mild juicy fruit gum and grapefruit, with some oily floral hops.
Taste - nice; the grapefruit doesn't show up too much, but the juicy fruit gum and sweet floral notes pair really well together giving it a hop forward profile but a wonderfully balanced bittersweet backing!
Feel - not overly bitter, not overly sweet, but just enough of both with a nice carbonated mouthfeel to captivate the palate with each sip!
Overall - less than $2/pint for this 6pack of 16ers; need a bit more from the nose, but otherwise, this one is surprisingly a keeper!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle bought in MT on recent fishing trip, poured into pint glass.
A: pours a deep golden copper body, carbonation, 2 finger thick white foam head that fades to the perimeter
S: citrus, fresh orange, mango, hints of tropical fruit, light malt
M: medium body with semi dry finish
T: citrus, orange peel, light sweet malt, biscuit, hints of floral notes in the end
O: solid brew, my first from them, good balance of hops

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Photo of Blazer22
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: Dark yellow/amber, hazy, cloudy, medium tan foam, lacing
Aroma: Very Fragrant- hoppy 3.50 taste: delicious, medium bitterness, sweet
Feel: long follow through, bitter aftertaste, medium carbonation
Overall: Very good beer, even got a growler of this beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

lots of these citrus ipa types out there these days, but this is a good one, much better than most, and there are really two keys to that. the first is that the beer is really dry. there is not much grain sweetness remaining, nor is there an overly sweet added fruit element that bog a lot of these down. the other factor is that its an ipa first, not so fruity as to overwhelm the hops that are supposed to be in front, and the balance between fruit and hops is excellent in this beer. the grapefruit is zesty and bitter, with a bite, but also a really fresh and juicy natural complexion, tangy and tart, just right with the citrus forward hops in this beer that have some grapefruit essence of their own to contribute, and comparable bitterness as well. it all tastes really fresh to me, which is critical to any ipa, but especially one like this. summery, dry, well carbonated, and both refreshing and satisfying as a beer not a juice. well done, my first beer from hop valley, on tap at chuburger in rino, i have not seen these beers anywhere else in colorado yet...

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Photo of Rpm0003
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shivtim
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PeterOlfe
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkenagy
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fowdy
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy deep amber with one inch off-white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving minimal lacing.

Smell: Fruity citrus and hops.

Taste: Citrus - grapefruit, orange notes.

Feel: Carbonation is good. Crisp taste with good bitterness.

Overall: This is now one of my favorite IPA's. Balanced bitterness and citrus. Good beer!

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Photo of Tarabeer
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giggy
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a light hazy copper color with a one to two finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Slight stringy to semi-spider web lacing glazes around the glass. The smell starts off with a nice sweet grapefruit leading into a decent bitter pulp side and then the mangos and pineapple help to open it up just a tad more. Light peach and then a slight pine also come in to balance to sweet and slightly bitter. The taste is bitter with a good sweet trying to balance. Its there for the most part and helps to make this beer to really want to be a sessionable IPA. There’s a slight peach to grapefruit aftertaste and a slight dry to semi-wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation feels like an AIPA and yet still lets the bitterness hit my tongue appropriately as an AIPA. Overall, AIPA or session IPA, I’ll take it. It feels, smells, and tastes great, I’d have this again.

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Photo of pajfuwen
1.5/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

14 oz draft in a nonic. $5 (happy hour).

Dark gold to amber and slightly hazy. Impressively tight, firm head that laced beautifully and lasted longer than the beer.

Surprisingly, not much in the way of citrus in the aroma. With persistence was able to pick up on some unidentified mercaptan and a little cheesey feet, presumably isovaleric acid.

Again, could not get any citrus in the taste. Pronounced bitterness accentuated by a complete lack of malt character. Finishes too bitter to abide, reminiscent of dandelion stalks and pine needles. A touch of cardboard confirmed that this beer was hopelessly stale.

Despite the flaws in smell and taste, the body and carbonation were to style: medium without astringency.

Shame. Confirmed it wasn't just me by treating myself to a Ballast Point Sculpin ($8!) right afterwards. Chalk and cheese.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

06/17/2017

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Photo of braican
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready malt and fruity, floral, resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malt with a lot of citrus fruit and a slightly harsh resiny bitter finish that is a little ashy in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent fruity IPA that has a harsh bitterness like most of their IPAs I've had.

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Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 321 ratings
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