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Eternally Hoptimistic | Covered Bridge Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Covered Bridge Brewing
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tbeckett on 02-05-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
14.24%
 
 
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Reviews by cfalovo97:
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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of LanceH
2.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ADicerni
3.9/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I ordered a 20oz glass at a bar today. It was quite full so not a lot of head. Pour was hazy reddish and cold. After taking a few sips there was some lacing but not much. Could be the glass.

I found the aroma to have some nice piney and spicy notes which were a little overpowering to smell any malt.
On the mouth I noticed that the flavour held the piney notes and a little citrus maybe, but was more balanced with malt. This beer left a crisp tangy feel in the mouth with a nice bitter finish and aroma of the hops.
Overall I like this beer and would definitely have it again.

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Photo of SebD
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of byronic
2.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jotora
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopsolutely
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tbeckett
2.81/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Growler picked up at the brewery and consumed a few hours later. From notes.

A - Poured reddish/dark orange in colour with a haze. Strong carbonation coming up to a two finger fluffy off white head. Great thick lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Grain, orange, peach, earth, dirt.

T - Grain, peach again, earth, extracty, some diacetyl.

M - Mild carbonation, slick body, medium bitterness.

O/D - Not that tasty. Passable but definitely nothing I'd revisit. Needs work.

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

Eternally Hoptimistic from Covered Bridge Brewing
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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