Hopvine India Pale Ale | Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
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Hopvine India Pale AleHopvine India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Washington, United States
schoonerexact.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by philbertk on 03-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Nordman64
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I drank this beer after 2 other IPAs, so perhaps the score would be higher had I consumed it first. Mostly clear, thin head with streak lacing. Diminished quickly. The aroma is citrus and pine, herbal notes & bread. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, grass, and bread malt. Fairly well balanced and medium body. Dry finish with a hops bite. Not a bad IPA, but not spectacular.

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Photo of Spikester
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with light orange tint. One finger of off white head. Clumps of lace.
Smell is dank pungent hops.
Taste is green dank hops. A touch of grapefruit zest. Good amount of malt support.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is medium dry and bitter.
Overall a tasty and interesting brew. Complex hops flavors.

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Photo of jwc215
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours hazed orange-tinted copper with a thin lasting head that leaves trailing lace.

The smell is of musty lemongrass, some dank grapefruit. Mild. Pleasant.

The taste is of tropical fruits, grass, black pepper. Soft bitter bite in the finish.

It has a smooth medium body. Alcohol is well-integrated. Nicely carbonated.

I like how the malt controls the bitterness but stays in a supportive role to the hop character. Smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of MNAle
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden/amber - clear with solid carbonation, a 1 inch off-white bubbly head, receding slowly, leaving a splotchy lacing. Aroma is citrus with a hint of pine. Nicely balanced flavor with citrus, bready malts, some piney bitterness at the front, getting stronger through the middle and into the finish. Moderate feel - not thin, not thick. A nice, but not really remarkable, IPA. I enjoyed it, and would not avoid buying it. No specific faults, just kind of middle of the pack.

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Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a finger of frothy ivory foam, a good lace on the glass and a good effervescence. Classic.

Smell: lightly sweet aroma; hops are green and floral and a little bit citrusy.

Taste: a little bit deeper and danker than the aroma, with the hops grassier and more autumnal. Still quite a nice IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a very decent IPA indeed. It definitely goes down smooth; while it's not perfect, I quite like it.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erickc
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grnmtnman
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of pianoguy
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle 1/11/16 printed on the neck

Pours a golden semi clear body with white head. A little retention. decent lacing

Wow, The smell is in your face prominent ! Mostly citrus with some pine and a hint of malt. I see no choice but to give it a 5

Tastes is a tart grapefruit. It's bitter and yes, it's a nice bitterness ! A tiny bit of malt.

Crisp feel

Bravo !! Very impressed ! This northwest IPA reminded me of Breakside's Wanderlust IPA or Georgetown's Lucille . If you are a fan of either of those beers you will love this one. I will have this again... and soon

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Photo of harrisjohnson
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rogerlb
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a thin but creamy head (I may pour my beers more carefully than most). It dissipates slowly and leaves a nice slight head with uneven bubbles, like constellations at the top. Very attractive.

Look is gold/amber, slightly cloudy. The aroma is hoppy pine and dank. Promise of a lot of body already.

Taste is good hoppy spice, with a punch of citrus that's not very sweet. Rindy and a little scone. I wonder if the malt has taken the sugar out of it. The malt is woody and thin (not at all overpowering, I had to "look" for it) and the taste is heavy on earthy grass hop but the bitterness is also very measured. IBU is 60, perfect.

The beer is really well balanced. Nothing fancy, no trick shots, a good earthy brew with good body and a dry although resin finish that doesn't linger past its welcome. A great find!

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

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ajlvt
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hopvine India Pale Ale from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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