Hop Chowda
Goldwater Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,275
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #25,183
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
From:
Goldwater Brewing Co.
 
Arizona, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes:
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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours somewhat hazy with a honey hue; splashy lacing

Smell: Grainy with an orange pith aspect

Taste: Malty sweetness, on the tip of the tongue, followed by a grainy element; vaguely orange pith emerges, in the middle and lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: For a hazy IPA, this lacks the juicy, tropical fruit element that most folks seek out


Thanks, kevindp9, for the opportunity

Jul 19, 2020
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with white foamy head and tons of lacing.
N: Big OJ notes with some grapefruit, lemon, and malt.
T: OJ hit up front with some lemon, malt, and grapefruit bitterness.
M: Refreshing, light, and minor bitterness, zero ABV.
O: This was super clean and fresh. I would get this again for sure.

Jul 17, 2020
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sunsjammer from Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Updated 16oz can from Craft Beer Hop Shop.

Aug 01, 2020
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arizcards from Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NEIPA Style brew, not English Pale Ale, 12 oz serving sampled at the Superstition Blues and Brews festival 3-16-19.

Beer was served a murky orange with a solid white head initially.

Nose is fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, very nice.

Taste is pretty well balance between the pale malt base and the infusion of orange and mango hops. Finish has a nice touch of bittering rind.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a solid NEIPA that is pretty close to being sessionable. Crushable for sure!

Mar 16, 2019
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searsclone from Arizona

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Apr 26, 2018
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MickeyHops from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 16, 2019
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elvisdoc from Florida

3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 07, 2018
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loganburgh from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 22, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 15, 2017
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schomber from Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oct 01, 2017
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BeerBeast from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 07, 2018
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gandres from Philippines

3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pint at the Goldwater brewing in Scottsdale
Sight: Pale, medium head, hazy
Smell: not a lot of aroma compared to other IPAs
taste: low bitterness, sweet
mouthfeel: fizzy, good follow through
good beer free ok, not to repeat, but not to look for

Aug 14, 2017
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Wandreotta from Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 17, 2019
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98green from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Billed as NE style hazy. It isn't the turbid thick stuff. More of a simple unfiltered IPA. But certainly a juice bomb. Lots of tropical citrus for sure. Plenty of backend sweet too. Feel is nowhere close to the hazy game either. Overall, as a regular IPA this is well above average. The billing as NE haze sets poor expectations imo.

May 18, 2017
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BigMac59 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 14, 2017
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 01, 2019
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Chackman151 from Arizona

4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 13, 2018
Hop Chowda from Goldwater Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 17 ratings