OVB Creamsicle IPA | Bolero Snort Brewery

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OVB Creamsicle IPAOVB Creamsicle IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bolero Snort Brewery
New Jersey, United States
bolerosnort.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
One of DRAFT Magazines Top 25 New Beers of 2016 - OVB is childhood summer memories in a glass this silky IPA is conditioned atop orange zest & Madagascar vanilla beans before an intense hopping of Citra and Cascade. Sweet vanilla and orange aromatics with a fluffy mouthfeel and enough bitterness to remind you its an IPA first.

Added by acurtis on 03-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,372
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
87
pDev:
8.19%
 
 
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4
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Reviews by justintcoons:
Photo of justintcoons
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into an imperial nonic.

Appearance
An insane amount of yeast chunks float around in this. Golden orange. Short head. It's ugly as hell.

Nose
Peach, pineapple, mango, candy sugar, and vanilla.

Taste
Orange zest, navel orange, dank, and pine resin. Peach, pineapple, and overripe mango. Light lactose and candy sugar sweetness along with some vanilla. ...And yes, a quick taste of orange creamsicle before it finishes off bitter with grapefruit zest, orange zest, and dried pine needle.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, sticky, moderately bitter, and off-dry.

Overall
A nice IPA with a glimpse of orange creamsicle mid-palate. This is done perfectly as it doesn't play into the novelty that much.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar consisting of moderate sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of vanilla are present along with hints of orange citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of vanilla flavors along with notes of orange peels.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, very creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer smells and tastes just like an orange creamsicle. I particularly like the vanilla and creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

wow, so glad I got the opportunity to try this! DIdn't have high expectations as I figured it was their take on a Tired Hands Milkshake (i've had everyone they've put out thus far) This was up there. Great smooth creamy mouth feel to it. Great hop characteristics to it. Really a well crafted beer.

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Photo of djkman
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018 edition canned 2/20/2018
Opened 2/22/2018 so... yea fresh.

Look: hazy orange slight white head on my pour.
Aroma: for this brew you first smell the vanilla then the orange.
Taste: yes you are drinking an orange cream pop. The hops are equal to the vanilla and the orange. Hop is not overtaking the rest of the flavor it is there “with” the other flavors.
Feel: As always feel is private ! So back off! ARRGGHHH.

Overall:
You want an orange cream pop IPA? Here, you GET an orange cream pop IPA.
It’s that simple. It’s not trying to be anything else.
IMHOpinion Bolero does it very well.
And this year’s batch is no exception.
ENJOY!.
And thats my review
Djkman

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE: April 20, 2018... OCCASION: surviving the boys' first dodgeball, and resting before the Colonials' opening day... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... pours a golden yellow body, swirling with a colony of tiny bubbles within a swamplike haze... a frothy white head sports a strong lacing akin to a fence that finishes in clouds... first scent is an aromatic orange cream treat, thin cracker, lemon, ginger, and lactic milk--a tantalizing introduction... smooth, creamy, lactic and lingering... almost crunchy at the teeth, with a zest that shakes the palate... the medium-bodied presence, paired with the taste, makes for a highly drinkable IPA, and one worthy of a special release... vanilla, orange, ginger, allspice, lemon, and creamy milk make for a delectable ale.. a bold, adventurous one-off that I could drink a growler of, moreso than a grunt... I am coming to appreciate this brewery and am thankful for its availability...

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 04/17/18

Appearance - Pours with a slight haze and golden orange in color with a fair amount of sediment floating about. White, half finger width head that displays decent retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Sweet orange, vanilla, some skin/pithy character and fair grainy malts.

Taste - Follows the nose. Moderate, even keeled notes of orange and vanilla upfront and throughout. Some bitter 'dirty orange' character soon follows suit, as pith and dank notes show firmly. That earthiness fades a bit toward the finish, allowing for a semi-sweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, with fair, tingly carbonation. Slick, slightly creamy texture with an easy, slightly dry finish.

Overall - A solid 'orange creamsicle' IPA, though when presented with that idea I don't expect as much earthy or pithy bitterness as this presented. That said, it;s tasty. Similar in many ways to Track 7's California Dreamin' from a flavor standpoint.

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Photo of Bieniek30
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treb0R
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chunky, hazy hop goodness. Mild IPA, full on orange creamsicle flavor.

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Photo of JaradK
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Syracuse12
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can dated 3/2/17, poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 2F head, good retention, fair amount of lacing, cap and ring. Beer is a hazy gold.

S: Orange, vanilla, lactose, light malts.

T: Follows nose. Orange first, vanilla kicks in midpalate and carries through and lingers, not very pleasantly at the end. Lactose provides heft.

F: Medium bodied, light carbonation and could have used more for drying. Construction pretty good, balance wanting.

O: It hits the flavor profile, but there are better examples out there.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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OVB Creamsicle IPA from Bolero Snort Brewery
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