Citrus Mistress | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Hoptometrist on 07-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
307
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
94
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pajfuwen
1.5/5  rDev -61.6%
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 JC271
2.84/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BIll_Currie
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Focusf111
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of SGR1220
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of strongaf
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of ineluctablemodality
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

LOOK: copper reddish

SMELL: faint and musty

TASTE: subdued citrus hops with most of the bitterness coming from the grapefruit, with a quickly dissipating finish. The grapefruit ends up being too overwhelming instead of refreshing.

In summary: completely underwhelmed by this, and if you're looking for a great grapefruit beer, look to Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin instead.

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Photo of innominat
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of shehateme
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Last beer of the night after sharing a couple of hill farmstead growlers so palate may be a bit critical on this one but didn't get much of the citrus at all had a bit more of a burnt tire smell and taste ....a good beer but not my personal favorite .

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Photo of Casterbridge
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Loganpatrick503
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of jbakajust1
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of terence
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of dertyd
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apareed
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On nitro tap at the brewpub in Eugene, Oregon.
Clear amber body with an excellent, creamy off=white head. Sheets of lacing on the glass.
Overly earthy aroma with hints of pine and citrus.
Earthy, piney and fruity hops dominate.
Smooth, medium-light body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of JeffBlue
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
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 Brad007
3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a beautiful bright gold with a two-finger head into my glass and plenty of lacing on said glass.

Acidic grapefruit note in the nose with additional notes of mango and tangerine from the hops. It has the aroma of a DIPA without the alcohol.

Flavors are not so intense on the tongue. Lots of bitter, acidic grapefruit, which unfortunately overshadows all the other aromas at play (mango and tangerine).

Mouthfeel finishes like a swig of grapefruit juice with a dab of buttery malt underneath.

The high points are a use of grapefruit peel and 4 different hops, which bring aromas of mango and tangerine to the table.

The low point is finish, which is way too bitter for me to handle. It may turn off fans of citrus-forward IPAs.

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Photo of braican
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Molson2000
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of riotontheroad
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Citrus Mistress from Hop Valley Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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