Hoptimist
White Street Brewing Co.

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From:
White Street Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,420
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,647
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 9.4%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
100
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 12, 2022
Added:
Feb 14, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  46
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had a couple of cans with lunch at Captain Ratty's restaurant in New Bern, NC for $5.50.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head with the original pour.

Nose was light citrus forward.

Taste was a nearly imperial sized malt base with a tropical and orange flavor meld and finished with a nice pine hop bite; 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and both smooth and refreshing.

Overall a nice easy drinking west coast IPA, glad i tried!
Jun 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by JHeard79 from North Carolina

Apr 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by tkolterman from Pennsylvania

Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden color with moderate head. Heavy citrus and pine scent, which translates to the taste where hop bitterness is forefront. Medium mouthfeel and an aftertaste that starts fruity and ends with hop bitterness
Mar 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Bwag from New York

Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drinking this at the White Street Brewery in Wake Forest NC on tap poured into a pint glass.
Looks very slightly hazy Golden color, nice head with substantial lacing.
Smells citrusy, slightly piney.
Hoppy citric, piney forward.
Mouth feel is medium for the style which helps to balance the hoppiness.
Overall a fine West Coast IPA style I would definitely order again if in the mood for that kind of thing.
Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by TrojanRB from Texas

Dec 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by pubscout from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
White Street Brewing, out of Wake Forest NC, offers a very nice, practically sessionable, 7.5% IPA that has citrus (grapefruit) and mango notes on the palate--though not as prevalent in the nose. The hop bite is substantial, but mellowed somewhat by the malt character. Nicely carbonated mouthfeel, too, and it pours a golden amber. Easy-drinking, pleasant and on-style, but kind of like a cross between a West Coast and a British IPA. The label says it pairs well with "blackened chicken, pizza, shellfish or spicy dishes." I'll test that theory and get back to you.
Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by ogman from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2019
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Rated by Bametz23 from South Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic IPA on tap. Cool local brewery. Thumbs up!
Mar 11, 2019
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Rated by Shroom from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at brewery. Great flavors and atmosphere; bottled brew is good also. Highly recommended and one of the best NC brews I have tasted.
Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by Mojo771 from North Carolina

Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Skabiski from Maryland

Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by jmaskell33 from New York

Nov 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Aug 19, 2017
Hoptimist from White Street Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 100 ratings