Hoptimization IPA | Brothers Craft Brewing

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brothers Craft Brewing
Virginia, United States
brotherscraftbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Camjmorton on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,761
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
267
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of DrBier
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle with a bottling date of Sept. 2017.

Appearance: Pours with a hazy amber body with a semi-durable white head. Ample sticky lacing gets left on the glass.

Aroma: Fruity and floralt notes.

Flavor: Low bitterness for style. The hops create a nice mix of floral, herbal, grassy and fruity notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, soft finish.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinger22
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer, overall. The pour is a golden color with a smell that is a delicious balance of pine and some citrus. The taste is incredibly similar to the taste, but sits a little heavy.

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Photo of dbauer
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Grassy, mildly fruity, twinge of citrus, bubbly, crisp, nothing especially remarkable but another decently good beer from Brothers.

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Photo of LukeB
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Danstaats
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a massive, foamy / creamy, extremely long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent aroma of hops, light fruit, malt, and a pine element.

T: Tasted of a surprising amount of light fruit (mango, in particular), some light malt notes, a bit pine mixed in, a fair amount of grassy hops (not overly so. a bready quality. A bit grassier than it should be, this is a solid flavor. Quite lively and surprisingly powerful, in spite of its flaws.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a mostly dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An interesting, if somewhat uneven IPA. Worth trying and drinkable.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz

Pours a moderately cloudy orange gold, pillowy white head retains well.

Smells of cracker malts, honey, and bright fruity citrus and hops. Grapefruit and orange juice.

Tastes of bready malt, grapefruit, pine, and honey. Hint of saltiness.

Medium to full body, fluffy tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Beautiful looking brew with great aroma. Flavor is a bit more pedestrian with a hint of something off in the aftertaste. Body is med. Worth a try, close to great but there's something likely unintentional in the flavor that shouldn't be there. It doesn't ruin the beer, just undermines it a bit.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RodSmith
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmasher85
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Definitely not what I'd call balanced. This is an American IPA through and through. Piney and green with just the slightest hint of mango, but not much of a my presence. If you like an IPA that let's the bitterness site on your tongue for days, this is your beer.

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Hoptimization IPA from Brothers Craft Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 267 ratings
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