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Hoptimist | White Street Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
White Street Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by petermethot on 02-14-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
65
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
24.16%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 65
Reviews by oberon:
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7.5% ABV per growler label.Nice to try a beer from yet another new brewery here in NC.Pours into an imperial nonic a clear copper color with a frothy half finger white head atop.A blast of grapefruit rind-lie hops really jump out at ya in the nose at first whiff,faint toasted grain is detected as well.I really like the blast of hops upfront.The hops are a little more subdued on the palate but there is a nice shot of that grapefruit rind and a bit of resin as well,a sweetish caramel/biscuit base is there thru to the finish,a tinge of sweet alcohol lingers as well a little pepperiness seems to com into play as I drink more as well.A solid "bigger" IPA here,I look forward to trying more of White Street's wares in the future.

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Photo of Cobrito
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A solid IPA. In a good way, i.e. that was not a backhanded compliment.

Only in the south could a brewery name itself "White Street" without feeling self-conscious.

Hops: Amarillo and Citra.

A nice, balanced IPA that will appeal to many palates. Both hops and malts are understated but not insipid. A very good but just not great IPA.

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Photo of MagneticBadger
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a fantastic copper colour with a very thick, foamy head that has quite a lot of staying power. There was quite a bit of sediment at the bottom, but it definitely didn't impact the flavour in any negative way, so I'm going to assume it's there for a good reason. This is definitely a more mild IPA - a very nice citrus flavour that isn't too pronounced or overdone, and isn't terribly hoppy. Has a nice, full mouthfeel that ends up making this a fantastic beer to sit back and relax with.Overall, this is a fantastic offering from one of the (relatively - founded 2012) new breweries in NC.

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Photo of Cpawsat
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jsonta
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SCDan
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Shocked that a small town beer is this good. Next to Sculpin, this is my new fav.

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Photo of SFNC
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured with virtually no head, but a nice semi-clear golden hue. Minimal carbonation present. Smells mild, a little citrus, a little bready. The taste is very good, more like an English IPA than an American one, crisp and nicely balanced. A nice creamy feel as well. I've been enjoying some heavy hitters of late in the IPA department like Ruin Ten and Sucks, and although this is not in their league, it was a refreshing satisfying brew.

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Photo of ghowehattrick
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraStonePoint
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopintheSouth
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of robebo44
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wedge
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ White Street

Clear golden color topped with a tight, thick head. Decent lacing rings the glass. Aromas of orange, lemon, and pineapple, all crusted with sugar and joined by some light floral and grass and a bit or cracker malts. Flavor is hoppy: grapefruit, pineapple, green pine, and some oily, leafy dankness. Medium bodied and bitter with a dry finish. A solid, bright IPA.

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Photo of EN27
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bluescooter
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yoda22
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Jafobadass1
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange gold color with a white head that leaves only spotty lacing. Smell is malty with a bit of citrus and pine. Taste is the same as the nose but there really isn't a strong flavor. The balance seems to lean towards just malt and hops. Not a bad beer but it might need a little more balance.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and faint honey orange + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering about 75% of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/pineapple, citrus/grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops over light aromas of biscuit + caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel + biscuit malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of tropical/pineapple, citrus/grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: A really nice, easy drinking NC IPA - nice hop flavors and aromas without too much bitterness. Enjoyable, glad that bottles finally made it out here to the Triad.

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Hoptimist from White Street Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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