Multichorus | Hudson Valley Brewery

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4.34/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hudson Valley Brewery
New York, United States
hudsonvalleybrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour IPA with raw wheat, malted oat, milk sugar, white chocolate, vanilla & cardamom, hopped with Citra powder.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 11-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of eagle109
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psychgawsple
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Insanely unique. There are lots of culinary IPAs out there but HV is in a league of it's own, and the combination of flavors in Multichorus is definitely worth more than the sum of the constituent parts.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tonypeezoh
2.74/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Way overpowered by the cardamom spice... This tasted more like a cider than a beer. Big regret trading for this one...

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a milky and hazy looking orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like vanilla, orange, tangerine, slight spice, and lemon.

I don't really get the chocolate here, but I do get some slight vague spicing, and I definitely get the vanilla. It's got a great juicy hoppiness to it- lemon, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine mainly.

This is super creamy and delicious, with a full mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation. It's possibly a little bit thicker than I'd prefer, but it's still tasty.

I'm feeling like a broken record- but these guys have this style down pat. They are honestly the masters of it.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcel371
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tupperlover
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

This is one odd beer. The flavors are all over the place, but the ones that stand out most are creamsicle and chia (hope I'm spelling that right). IPA? yes. sour? yes. But despite the unusual albeit interesting combination of flavors, it borders on being too sweet for anything more than a short pour. It looks and 'feels' great, but the proof of the pudding is in the drinking, to paraphrase the proverb, and this beer has a lot going on but...

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Photo of Urk1127
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Berndondervin
4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomMorris
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Man, that one lowly-rated review is really killing this average rating.

Phenomenal beer, I was skeptical when I first read the adjunct list but the white chocolate, vanilla, and cardamom work well together. Each can be picked out individually quite easily while still being harmoniously balanced. If there's any detriment to this beer it's that the nose isn't quite as distinct as the taste, but it's a minor complaint. Truly one of the more unique drinking experiences I've had, wish I had more cans available.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avas
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty unreal. This is one of the most interesting/innovative/straight-up-delicious beers I've ever had and seems to have been culinarily inspired by the flavors of the season. The multitude of adjuncts initially gave me pause, but they harmonize together so well to really mimic some sort of delicious fusion of autumnal treats.

The nose is intensely enticing, almost arresting. Waves of cardamom and vanilla waft from the glass above subtler aromas of lemon zest and a hint of lactic acid. One could easily be fooled into thinking that this was chai tea cut with a splash of milk, based on smell alone.

The taste is some sort of beautiful fusion of apple tarts, lemon poundcake, and chai latte. Tart apples, wheaty pie crust, sweet Meyer lemon, vanilla cake, and autumnal spice (cardamom with an illusion of cinnamon, clove) fuse together wonderfully to offer a uniquely decadent yet highly drinkable flavor profile.

The feel is balanced and even. Carbonation is medium, on the softer side in its sharpness. Finishes with a more restrained tartness than some of their other sour IPAs, but refrains from any sort of cloying sweetness thanks to a healthy dose of citric bitterness.

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Multichorus from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 18 ratings