Apotheosis | Hudson Valley Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour IPA with raw wheat, malted oat, milk sugar, almonds, cinnamon & vanilla — hopped w/ Citra powder.

Added by Billolick on 01-28-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
28
pDev:
5.37%
 
 
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2
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2
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Photo of jrc1093
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 11/26/18

Pours completely opaque deep peach topped with a slow-rising, fast-receding finger or so of white foam that leaves no lacing to speak of; maybe the murkiest beer I’ve come across to date.

Aroma is big with notes of vanilla and cinnamon fusing for a brilliant harmony of earthy and sweet notes upfront; citric acidity interrupts coolly with notes of grapefruit juice and fermenting mango to accompany creamy vanilla through the finish; I want to say this in part reminds of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but that may be insulting, as I’m finding the aroma here to be far less artificial and better executed. Add the grapefruit and citric notes, and this becomes something confounding and special.

Taste brings the familiar pleasing vanilla and cinnamon pairing balanced nicely with grapefruit, fermenting mango, very faint hints of earthy almond, and herbal hoppy tones shrouded in a lactic acidity which ties the entire profile together without hindering the rest of the profile from shining through.

Mouthfeel shows a sturdy medium body with a lighter carbonation and a consistent acidity which more than holds its weight across the palate; slightly creamy and fairly dense, with a minor pucker and a juicy burst through the finish.

Really amazing how well the profile of this beer was executed as something wholly unique, nuanced, and still so refined. Even putting the shock value aside, this beer is truly enjoyable, and considering its eclectic ingredients, its biggest draw is perhaps that it never overwhelms the palate in any way; I doubt this brew would’ve worked without a near-perfect execution, and it does just that. I’m a big fan of what Hudson Valley did here.

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Photo of knicks19947
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjco04
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boccu
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy yellow. One finger white head. Aroma of lemon and tart. Taste grapefruit, sour lemon almond, vanilla and citra. Another great one from equilibrium.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/25/18, ‘DRINK NOW’. Very interested in this, first time diving into this Sour IPA movement.

Pours a hazy, milky yellow. A nice frothy shite head of foam that bubbles away quickly, leaving some thin lace.

The nose is tart and lemony. Grapefruit comes out, slightly bitter. On the back end that subtly sweet vanilla really comes out. Super interesting.

Wow, the tart qualities are similar to a kettle sour, tons of grapefruit juice. More sour lemons balance out a lingering sweetness. It tastes like candy, with a spiciness and vanilla presence that lingers. Never had anything like this, but I’m digging it.

Effervescent carb, creamy, and tart. Slightly sticky, nice light body.

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Photo of Strohm
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very murky and hazy yellow, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells confusing- like sour lemon candy, almonds, creamy vanilla, grapefruit, and mango.

It also tastes very confusing. The flavoring I get most of is the vanilla, which lends a creamy and sweet character. It plays off the kettle lemony sour character well. There's a little bit of almond, and not much cinnamon. The Citra hops work well, and add a fresh mango and grapefruit character, and a hint of bitterness. The bitterness helps keep it from being too sweet.

This is creamy, and medium bodied, with a very high level of drinkability.

This is incredibly confusing, but it's still pretty tasty.

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Photo of ncelauro
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CharlesK
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Apotheosis from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 28 ratings