Hoptimization IPA | Brothers Craft Brewing

Hoptimization IPAHoptimization IPA
BA SCORE
50.8%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 264 ratings
Hoptimization IPAHoptimization IPA
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Camjmorton on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,131
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
264
Liked:
134
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
11.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
55
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattXT
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kegnation
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HotBeerJosh
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beginner IPA. I picked it up on sale at Bucket Trade. Looked pretty hazy and had a ton of head after my pour. Flavor was decent. Hops, citrus and malt. I'd like to try it on tap.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stolenface1
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden copper color with somewhat solid head little retention, but was poured by an inexperienced server in my hotel lounge into a FROSTED SHAKER GLASS (UGH). I was watching the Steelers game and did not realize until she was halfway through the pour..oh well.

Aroma of malt and grapefruit.. maybe other faint citrus fruits. Resin-y.

Flavor is definitely grapefruit heavy but with a more than solid, somewhat sweet malt character. ALmost too balanced. Other citrus in the background.

Mouthfeel is med light and resin-y. Moderate carbonation is perfect.

Overall a definite west coast wanna-be but in a good way. I would not turn this down in the future. Very decent beer.

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

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

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

Photo of polopaul20
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jjd315
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macpfb03
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SlothB77
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Thick, sticky, malty and super bitter on the finish.

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

Photo of TrulySlide
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopphead31415
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this 7.1% ABV IPA on tap first and it was great.

Look-It has a golden honey amber color with medium clarity and a thin film head that produces delicate and moist white lacing on the glass.

Smell-It has a strong malt backbone with an overlay of citrus and lemon hops with a tinge of grassy characteristics.

Taste-The taste follows the nose with more hop resins and citrus than I expected. The malts are toasted sweet malts that are ever present.

Mouthfeel-Medium-bodied piney feel/taste with a bit less carbonation than I would have liked.

Overall-I think this is a great IPA, but could use a couple minor tweaks to improve it, but nothing too major.

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Photo of Tikiri
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 6 of this while at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Also on tap at one of their restaurants! Poured a couple into a large hard plastic Starbucks cup with straw and enjoyed by the pool. Nice IPA offering from a local brewery just up the road. I'll have this one again if I can locate closer to home.

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Photo of Zach136
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date on bottle says MFG 2015.05.27 - enjoyed 2015.07.20

Appearance: Golden honey, thin head with solid retention and lacing in an IPA glass.

Aroma: Medium intensity caramely malt character, touch of tropical hop and also cheddar cheese??

Flavor: Medium apparent piney hop bitterness. Some toastyness and slight sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied,

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Photo of MUTINY
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a shaker pint.

A: pours a slightly hazy peach/copper with 1/2" white head that sits down immediately. Retention & lacing are solid.

S: Mild aromas of grassy hops & faint lemon/orange rind. A touch of crackery malt.

T: Grapefruit bomb! Big, big bitter citrus with a resinous quality underneath. Mid palate is more crackery malt before leading back into solid bitterness on the lingering finish. Not amazingly complex but very effective & tasty as can be.

M: Carb is just a skootch on the low side. Body is fairly rich malt with a soap/resin slant. Finishes oddly dry.

O: Really impressive little VA IPA!

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Hoptimization IPA from Brothers Craft Brewing
Beer rating: 50.8% out of 100 with 264 ratings
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