Hudson Valley Brewery

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Hudson Valley Brewery
New York, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #818
Ranked #4,571
4.26 | pDev: 5.16%
May 07, 2022
Feb 23, 2018
Notes: None
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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jngls from Germany

No canning date. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a hazy light yellow with a fine-pored white head that dissipates quickly without any retention. No floaters.

Smell: Fresh citrus fruits, especially lime and lemon, paired with hints of apricot. Slightly hoppy.

Taste: The very sour notes of lemon and lime are tamed by the added lactose which makes it taste like lemon ice cream with a bit of vanilla.

Feel: Fresh and juicy. Low carbonation. Acidic without being to sharp.

Overall: This is very interesting and a great example of the style. Brewed without any fruits in the mix and just by adding lactose you could easily mistake it for some kind of citrus juice. The lactose evens out the tartness very nicely and makes it smooth and drinkable. Very good beer.

May 07, 2022
4.24 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Feb 12, 2022
4.21 by caffeinelogic from New York on Feb 11, 2022
4.23 by mdfb79 from New York on Jan 01, 2022
4.32 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Aug 20, 2020
4.75 by Joesapp from Connecticut on May 11, 2020
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4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Boozenburg from Maryland

This one is a beaut. Murky yellow. Sour lemonhead candy mixed with vanilla ice cream. All you need to know.

May 01, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by orcrist_cleaver from New York

A: Although a bit hazy, this orangina looking brew has a certain sheen and brightness to it. Contrasted with a pithy white head.

S: Sunny, electric, and downright tropical: a riot of mango-banana-citrus. Lemon peel, pomelo, tangerine juice, pineapple empanadas. Pan dulce rolled with vanilla cream.

M: Med bodied. Can definitely notice the lactose in the airy feel that maintains itself despite the acidic onslaught.

T: Sour lemonhead candy, rosemary-orange bombolini, slight hay funk, and limeade. A good mix of tropical/citrus/herbal hops, some sweet malt and sour tang like doing a tequila shot. But like, tang, I'm also prone to get a slightly tinny aftertaste with this one; it's minimal and intermittent. Otherwise, I really appreciate this mellow, summer drinker from them.

Apr 24, 2020
4.37 by CreightonSM from New York on Apr 13, 2019
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Apr 10, 2019
4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut on Mar 05, 2019
4.15 by SkiBum22 from New York on Dec 03, 2018
3.75 by fosters9 from New York on Apr 16, 2018
4.21 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Mar 22, 2018
4.28 by BEERdedCharmer from New York on Mar 21, 2018
4.38 by puckhead44 from New Jersey on Mar 13, 2018
4.35 by alexsergio from New York on Mar 11, 2018
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Mar 04, 2018
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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by CHickman from New York

Crowler (dated 2.22) bought at the brewery, it's cloudy gold color that looks like pineapple juice with a 2 finger foamy white colored head that was packed with bubbled of all sizes, fading slowly and leaving decent spotty lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, melon, orange peel, mango, apricot, pineapple, faint wheat, biscuit, candy like Skittles, light caramel, peppery spices, tropical fruit and floral hops. There are sour notes and what seems like lactose mixed in with all the citrus hops and tropical fruit. Another great smelling sour IPA from HVB.

Tastes more tart and bitter than it smells, but that initial sour fruit shock gives way to flavors like it smells with apricot, grapefruit, tangerine, green apple, lemon zest, melon, orange peel, mango, pineapple, biscuit, candy like Skittles, brett or another funky yeast, light caramel, peppery spices, tropical fruit, Orangina soda and floral hops. The sour, tart and bitter aspects of the sharp citrus flavors tastes really good as they're balanced out by a nice light malt backbone and some earthy notes and peppery spices. The ABV is completely hidden and this is complex and super easy to drink. Hudson Valley Brewery is on to something special, and these guys are worth seeking out.

Mar 03, 2018
4.08 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Feb 25, 2018
4.32 by TomMorris from Connecticut on Feb 23, 2018
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