Citrus Mistress | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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292 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hoptometrist on 07-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
87
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Montanabeerz
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wlynch
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vlaminck
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chiefmanynames
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GormBrewhouse
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burnt orange, but not too brown. Not bright, but clear and lovely in the light. Light tan head of fluff, fine on top, rockier towards the surface of the body. Orange and grapefruit scents, fruit but especially rind, with a grainy/grassy suggestion underneath. Not too fruity of a palate, very pasta/cracker-like at first with a subdued tartness, but letting it seep and soak and then slosh around the back yields strong flavors of rind, grass, and biscuit, a chunk of juicy citrus, and then milder notes of tea and resin, a slight aftertaste of soap and a retro-olfaction of pepper, burnt rubber, as well as more rind. Medium-bodied, dense with fine but softer carbonation, appropriate astringency to match bitterness.

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Photo of Reitz1964
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamQ
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I haven't been drinking much, and picked up a 6 pack of Citrus Mistress to kick off my weekend. Aroma was solid and impressionable. The pour came to halt with a true gold tint. Average head on the finish. The biggest thing notation on this craft would be the grapefruit flavor. Truly unforgettable. Although a tad bitter, leaving a slight after taste, the fresh grapefruit kick gives this IPA a nice finish.

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Photo of JeffBlue
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2-11-17 (12oz bottle, San Mateo) First sips live up to the name, grapefruit bitterness apparent, consistent throughout, nothing earth-shattering here but good overall, 3.3

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Photo of Toynk
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giangio
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Bomber poured into a Sam Smith nonic.

A: Orange/gold body with a huge white head that descends into numerous chunks.

S: Grapefruit pours out of the nose on this one, along with loads of citrus pith, piney hops, and hints of sweet orange. Smells dry and fairly bitter.

T: Taste follows the nose, dry bitter pine and grapefruit peel, some juicy citrus, dry biscuity malt underneath.

MF: Dry medium mouthfeel.

O: I liked it, nose was great and the first few sips were really enjoyable. This turns into a very familiar beer overall though, very West Coast in the dryness and hop profile. Doesn't really jump out and do anything new, but it is enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SGR1220
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ricke49
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Real nice grapefruit IPA. Comparable to Grapefruit Sculpin imho, but at a far more attractive price. Nicely packaged in a pint can with 'best by' date clearly stamped on bottom (in this case May 14, 2017....I bought it in January, so that may be a little 'optimistic' for a hoppy IPA). I've never been a huge fan of Hop Valley, but this variety is absolutely delicious, and well-crafted.

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Photo of DallasK
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber. Smells of grapefruit and honey and pine. Taste is hoppier than the nose. High carbonation.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle:

Pours orange-tinted golden with a lasting thin off-white head that lasts, leaving lacing.

The smell is of grapefruit and bright tropical fruit.

The taste of bitter grapefruit. The grapefruit peel blends in to accentuate the hops. (It doesn't really stand out on its own). Bittersweet general citric and tropical fruitiness mix with the grapefruit. Caramelized bread acts as a solid balancing backbone. Refreshingly bitter finish.

It has a smooth medium body.

It is an enjoyable grapefruit-accented (but not dominating) IPA!

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

Photo of apareed
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffjeff1
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear copper color, thin head
S- piney hops, citrus hops
T- piney, citrus hops, well balanced
M- medium bodied
D- very good, would definitely drink it again

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Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 292 ratings.
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