Electric Tower IPA | Santa Clara Valley Brewing

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106 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
California, United States
scvbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KevT on 06-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
2
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4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The brew poured a light amber color, with 2 fingers of a bright white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma is pungent and consists of pine, mango, pineapple and citrus. The flavor follows the nose with only the slightest trace of a malt backbone. The beer is well carbonated and has a light-medium mouthfeel that finishes bone dry.

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4.52/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer at Original Gravity in San Jose and again at the Better Beer Garden during the SubZero festival. At Original Gravity it was $6 for a 16 oz pint. As the beer was set on the coaster, the first thing I noticed is the beautiful copper color, thin wispy head, and large CO2 bubbles racing up the sides of the glass. The nose is a little reserved, although there is a hint of danky hops. Upon the first sip, the palate is flooded with wonderful hop flavor, almost a little unexpected because the nose did not hint at all this hop flavor. Pleasant bitterness to balance the hop flavor with enough of a malt backbone to provide structure. This could easily be a 4.75 or 5.0 beer if it was dry hopped, but it is still worth trying if you find it on tap somewhere.

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4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is actually one of my favorites from Santa Clara Valley Brewing. It was the beer that popped my cherry at scvb. Like most of the beers I have had from here it has a firm malt presence that is not unpleasant. Hints of caramel are aligned just right for the murder scene of hops that is used to brew it. An all time favorite I suggest to anyone that is looking for a good brew from San Jose.

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4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Electric Tower IPA from Santa Clara Valley Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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