Hop-Lace White IPA | Rivertowne Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertowne Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
myrivertowne.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by woodychandler on 04-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of n2185
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed golden color with a 1 1/2" white head that soon begins to recede leaving behing a ring and thick legs of lacing. Sipping turns the the thick legs of lacing into scattered small patches and legs. Midway through the beer there is still a layer of foam on the surface and large patches of lacing on the sides.

The aromas include citrus, some lemongrass, and floral notes.

The flavors include the orange citrus, the lemongrass and the floral notes but also has some some grassy character and a light but noticable bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly with the light but persistent carbonation. The finish begins about midway through as the complex set of flavors fades into a persistent gentle bitterness that slowly fades on to dryness.

This is an interesting beer that blends both elements of the IPA with elements of Belgian style pale ale. I could have another. This one has made it on to my "try it again list."

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Photo of Bdel34
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cantal
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stanley23
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tankg
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ashlinn
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RockRuler
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can bought at Giant Eagle in Washington, PA.

Not my cup of tea. Good look and smell but I didn't care for the aftertaste which wasn't consistent with an IPA but this is a white IPA and I'm not impressed.

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Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregStoner
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden straw color with a hint of orange haze. Head was frothy but dissipated rather quickly. Lacing is good. The smell was fantastic; citrusy, yeasty, phenolic, and very in your face. The taste was just as good; sweet, with hop presence, and the perfect amount of orange peel. There is some wheat, biscuit, and caramel flavors going on as well. The beer was smooth, a little creamy, and light bodied. Definitely sessionable. Overall this was a very pleasant experience. Surprisingly complex beer. I was searching for reasons to dock points because I was surprised at my ratings myself. Keep in mind that I do love Belgian style IPAs and I think this is a great one.

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Photo of kristougher
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Psg5062
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sean_King
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of cistercian12
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a standard pint. The brew appears a clouded yellow color with a white finger of cap that fades leaving spotty strings of lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma includes notes of clove and lemongrass/coriander. For a witbier, it doesnt smell bad. They really nailed the white aspect of this brew, however the IPA portion seems lacking.

The taste is bitter with grass/coriander. A bit of herbs and clove into the finish. Whereas the nose was dominated by the white side of this hybrid style, the taste is more driven by the IPA side of things.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It displays an oily hop feel but overall seems a but clashing. Not a bad beer by any stretch but also not something I would seek out or really desire having again. It really is a strange halfway house between 2 styles and it doesnt really work for me.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Hop-Lace White IPA from Rivertowne Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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