Vicious Mosquito IPA
Sunriver Brewing Company

Vicious Mosquito IPAVicious Mosquito IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #782
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,909
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.87%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
82
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Sunriver Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
90
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Reviews by TrueOregonian:
Photo of TrueOregonian
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer canned 6/2 and enjoyed 6 /12
So fresh, so well balanced, resinous, pungent... what a delight. Ipas are best enjoyed fresh and I do think that adds to the rating in this review.
Try this one as fresh as possible and it's hard to beat.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bitburger
4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Six pack of cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Canned on 08/26/19. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy, golden orange color, modest off-white head that slowly dissipates, spotty lacing. Light carbonation streams as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (pithy grapefruit and lemon), resinous pine and dank, pineapple and peach. Spicy white pepper, earthy and floral notes.

Taste- Follows the nose for the most part, bready malts balance it out.

Feel- Medium/light bodied with a crisp dry finish. Moderate bitterness but well balanced, carbonation is on the higher side.

O- A quality old school west coast style IPA. Nothing fancy but very well constructed.

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Photo of freed
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Reidrover
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bought from Roth’s Vista Market in Salem OR. $4.99 Clear golden coloured ale with a smallish bubbly white head. Huge hop aromas..the lightness of the colour fooled me !Piney, floral ..huge and fresh. Taste has the large hoppiness, but also has a creamy caramel malt backing. Nice thickish creamy mouth feel. A good IPA from a newish brewer.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow! A nice one from Oregon. God, I love Oregon. Picked up on a whim at Market of Choice in Eugene. This pours a beautiful copper color, frothy head and an abundance of piney and slightly citrusy hop aromas. Flavor is slightly aggressive (in a good way) in the pine and tropical citrus notes, but there's still a solid malt backbone yo this beauty. Finish is full enough to make me smile. Good one.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at ABV.

While i'm relatively easily impressed by IPAs, as long as they don't stray far from the bone dry/dry-hopped/chockfull of aroma and flavor hops template, it takes a special IPA to make me step back and truly appreciate how good it is. This is one such beer. Loaded with fruity, citrusy and mildly pine-like hops, there's some floral character to go with a light malt palate that serves as a pleasing backbone. The hop bill is especially impressive on the palate, where the flavors come together wonderfully with moderate bitterness, plenty of fruity (Citrus and mild pine) hops, clean and focused on flavor hops on a clean, mildly oily backbone. Malt character is minimal here, this beer is mostly dry. Clean and impressive.

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Photo of GT1
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spikester
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazed golden orange with one finger of dense white head that lasts an average amount of time but leaves a curtain of fine bubble lace on the sides. The smell is light pine citrus tropical fruit and bread crust malts.
Taste is up front hop bill but remarkably diverse flavors making for a complex flavor experience. The malts are fairly big as well which helps tame some of the pine notes that continue to build on the back and sides of the tongue. Mouth feel is medium and creamy from the plentiful carbonation. Overall a very nice effort from a local brewery that is new to me. Good job on this complex and tasty IPA.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Hunter was gifted this beer. It was an afterthought, truly. My ex was trying to make amends. A lot of beers are compared to Pliny and, truth is, a lot of stuff brewed on the West Coast is trying to capture its essence. If I were blindfolded, I'm not sure I could discern the difference between the two. This is a magnificent beer. Simcoe hops in your face, with that creamy finish that is only rivaled by few. Just wow. Bitter, piney, citrusy, balanced. Perfect. This is a great beer!

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Photo of beertunes
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served in shaker pint glass. Poured a clean, clear bright yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that had low retention, and OK lacing.

The aroma had a nice grains base supporting good citrusy hops. The flavor profile was the same, just crisper, cleaner, and better defined. The body was also crisp and clean, with a dry finish. Drinkability was very good, i could see knocking back a few more of these. Overall, a pretty nice take on the style. Nothing ground-breaking, just a well0done take on an established style. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Draft at taphouse in a pint glass. Mute nose, taste was so so, good body. Slightly above average, far better IPAS available in the Bend area so why settle?

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Photo of snaotheus
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2016-07-08
22oz bottle served in a large mug. Given to me by @mr-jj. If there's a date, I don't see it. I left about 3/4" in the bottle.

Pours slightly hazy amber-yellow with a moderately large head that fades moderately quickly and leaves a thick layer of lacing. Smell is nice, orange blossoms and tropical juice.

Taste is heavy on the bitter but still with a strong citrus presence.

Mouthfeel is very dry. Overall, not bad at all.

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Photo of mactrail
2.93/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden brew with plenty of white foam. Pleasant aroma of pine with a whiff of honeysuckle. Quite bitter from the first sip. Resiny taste with a hint of malty sweetness. There is just that hint of pleasant flavors. But after that it’s all bitterness.

Actually too bitter to drink more than a few sips of. Too bad as it’s clean and well-made in every other regard. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Platypus in Bend.

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Photo of MOTS77
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sharpski
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of stanale
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vicious Mosquito IPA from Sunriver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 82 ratings