Hudson Valley Brewery

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IPA - New England
4.27 | pDev: 5.62%
Hudson Valley Brewery
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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
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CHickman from New York

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Mistborne from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 17 ratings