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Fresh IIPA One Hop (Citra) | Hubbard's Cave Brewery

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4.12/5
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49 Ratings
Fresh IIPA One Hop (Citra)Fresh IIPA One Hop (Citra)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Illinois, United States
uneannee.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,006
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
49
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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0
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5
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by 3speedchuck:
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super cloudy refreshing. Perfect

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EMV
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed medium golden juice bomb. Thick fluffy white head with outstanding lacing.

S: Citrus... citra hops with lemon, tangerine, and grapefruit. Lighter tropicals.

T/F: Light grain backbone. Strong citra hop presence leaning towards lemondrops, tangerine, and blood orange. Relatively modest bitterness. Milder tropical notes with some pineapple sneaking in but mostly citrus. Medium bodied... juicy/sticky on the tongue. A bit high on the ABV.

O: The problem is entirely me as I just don't like Citra hops enough for it to carry a beer. This is a great brew from Hubbard's Cave (aren't they all) but too much Citra for my taste, and less drinkable for me than their usual. If Citra is your thing you will adore this beer.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, Canned 100318 Fresh by 120318. Opaque pineapple juice colored ale is capped with a foamy white head. Zesty citrusy hop aroma with passion fruit, grapefruit, and melon coming to mind. Big tart passion fruit & grapefruit flavors with background notes of pineapple, kumquat, and a bit of melon. Fuller body, quite creamy, tart bitterness is moderate. This was good - easy drinking, nice flavors; no complaints from me.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 072518.
Fresh By 092518.
Moderate pour yields 1/2 inch egg shell head over a murky body with scant lacing. Nose of citrus and slight tropical fruit. Taste mirrors nose with a strange bitterness which is slightly off putting. Murkiness isn't always a good thing for me, if at all. Okay to good feel and overall, I've had many IPAs like this and still can't recommend any.
Cheers?

(I'll have to admit though, that after it warms a bit that nasty bitterness calms down and I upped the taste number from 3.5 to 3.75.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - candied orange evening sunset glow. Big, course bubbles in the head. Fragile. You can see the beer through it like shining a flashlight through your palm.

S - heavy dose of sugary hops. Toasted bread and grain. Dark orange and pineapple.

T - surprisingly hoppy and grassy, given the aroma. Bright orange candy hops leap out of the glass and assault the back of the mouth with bitterness. Dry, cardboardy earthiness and a tingling lemon. Miled acetone towards the end. Really quite bitter!

F - the coarse bubbles are a bit distracting as my lips enter the drink, but those quickly subside. Initial feel is smooth and thick, but after passing the liquid around in my mouth a bit foams it up good.

O - it's strong and to the point. A bit too hoppy and the flavors can taste a bit stale, but it's by no means a bad beer. Not the sugary juice bomb I was expecting.

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Photo of jakea
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of admonster00
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.55/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 750 ml bottle on July 14, 2017. Fresh By 01.21.19 tasted in Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 9, 2018.

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Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NappyB
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.71/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Best by 6/11/18.

This one pours a super murky brown-ish/dark orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing. This looks incredibly unappetizing, and most likely oxidized to hell.

This smells very muddled, with caramel malt, stale hops, pine, and grapefruit.

I can tell there's a fairly decent IPA somewhere in here, but this has just turned bad. I normally wouldn't review something like this, but since I'm drinking it before the best by date, I will anyway. Something shouldn't oxidize this badly in the matter of months.

This is kind of muddled and flabby, and not all that drinkable. There's a normal level of carbonation.

I was excited to try my first beer from Hubbard's Cave, but it's definitely a mess.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fresh IIPA One Hop (Citra) from Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 49 ratings