Hoptimization IPA | Brothers Craft Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Camjmorton on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of BeerSexLove
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danstaats
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RodSmith
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmasher85
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of florisj135
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-gold coloring, with a slow roll of carbonation feeding a tall, bubbly clingy, off-white head. Aromas are rich on tropical fruit, with pineapple, mango, and melon leading the charge, followed by a spiced and grassy hops component. Flavors are tropical fruit forward, again leading with pineapple and melon, with some more citrus notes coming in now, too. Grapefruit tart and sweet adds another layer, which all balances with peppery and evergreen hops notes. The body is light and effervesced, but soft throughout. The aftertaste has more of the evergreen hops component in it, with subtle herbal notes. This beer transitions from fruity to vegetal as you drink. The finish is effervesced and slightly frothy, with a lingering herbal and floral hops component. Interesting take on the IPA.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Impressive, dome-like head that never recedes completely. Less than expected lace, but there's more than a few lumpy spots on the glass. Lightly cloudy with a darker gold color.

Crystal malt/caramel aroma initially. Lighter, but pleasantly floral, hop nose. Nice blend even if it leans to the malt, which is similar to the British version but the hop is American.

The taste is rougher than the smell. The hop bitterness is straight up black pepper. The soft crystal malt is missing in the flavor. It's like drinking a different beer. There's a touch of earthiness. Long, raw hop aftertaste.

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Hoptimization IPA from Brothers Craft Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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