Hudson Valley Brewery

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Hudson Valley Brewery
New York, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #123
Ranked #667
4.45 | pDev: 4.72%
Mar 11, 2022
Feb 26, 2018
Notes: Sour IPA with raw wheat, malted oat, milk sugar, lychee, chamomile and lavender — hopped with Mosaic
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Rated: 4.24 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Khaack from New York

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Jaasoares from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy pale orangish yellow with a short lived off white head. Fruity aroma especially lychee and pineapple with spices (cinnamon, Chamomile). The taste is spectacular! Beautifully balanced sour ipa the taste of which follows the nose and is the perfect balance of tart, fruity and hops. One of the very best sour IPAs I’ve had.
Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Sep 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by gardner254 from Ohio

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: A bubble show builds a two finger head laying atop the cloudy goldenstraw liquid; the head fizzes and declines with just a few spots of lacing

Smell: Sour lime, white grapefruit, chamomile and a hint of lychee

Taste: Sour lime and white grapefruit forward, with the chamomile building, almost like cinnamon; bitter citrus blends with the sour tones, in the middle; the chamomile and lychee peek through, after the swallow, but the tone is set by the citrus, at the outset

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Very much tastes like a Mojito but without the underlying sweetness
Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 11, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by fthegiants from California

Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 5 by Alexcortez426 from Connecticut

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by PprBurke from Virginia

Dec 14, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Dec 06, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by knicks19947 from New York

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Probably the haziest beer I've ever had...orange juice is clearer than this. Approaches a pale pumpkin soup. Nose is mostly pithy citrus zest, although there is some floral character which seems more lavender to me than chamomile. Flavor is about the closest thing to grapefruit juice I've ever had in a beer. Apple skins. No tropical flavor that you might expect from the lychee. Not really getting anything from the flowers or the mosaic hops. Overall, a very tasty but lacks complexity and is overpriced.
Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.61 by CreightonSM from New York

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by ccozzi from Colorado

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 13, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Nov 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can, purchased a few hours ago from the source in Beacon, NY....11/6/18 caning date.

Over the top squash soup milk shake super hazed/clouded, and supporting a large, lasting and frothy cap.

Pungent sweet fruit and vanilla infused nose.

Complex, interesting, flavorful brew, with more vanilla, more exotic fruits, creamy and quite tasty... HVB continues to push the envelope and turn out intriguing brews..well worth seeking out...if cans are sold out a crowler is a great fall back...
Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by dudd from New York

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by mhjipa from Vermont

Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by Bum4ever from California

Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 4.58 by jvillefan from California

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Decanted from a 32 oz crowler into a conical pint glass; canned on 07/14/2018.
A: Pours a murky, bright yellow orange (think mango juice) with vigorous head formation, leaving a two inch foamy, ivory head with good retention and lacing.
S: Tangy, but not overpoweringly so. Aromas of grapefruit, unripened nectarines, pineapple and mango. Cinnamon note and a little resin with time.
T: Again, tart, but not overpoweringly so, but sweet to semisweet. Palate basically follows all of the components of the nose, although with the addition of cane sugar and real cinnamon. Lactic acid in the background.
M: Light to medium bodied with really nice persistence of effervescence. Almost creamy.
O: This is a gorgeous sour IPA and I was really impressed by how approachable it was, as I have been with Hudson Valley's other offerings. Light enough to really appeal to a broader group, sour enough to enjoy as such. Cinnamon note adds as well.
Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Drank on tap at Hudson Valley Brewery, Beacon, NY
Served in a teku

Cloudy pale straw yellow appearance. The body was topped by a frothy, finger-tall, off-white crown that dropped to a thin collar. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was outstanding. Super floral with big lavender notes. Slightly herbal too. I probably would not pick out the chamomile specifically, but I can see how this added to the beer’s complexity. Crisp, tart and fairly dry. Quite wheaty. Lime notes were also apparent. There was a subtle, exotic tropical fruit quality as well. Perhaps this was from the lychee. Moderate amount of sweetness. Touch of lactose and vanilla.

The flavor was also fantastic. Like the nose, the floral notes came through strong. Lavender for sure. Maybe some chamomile. Really crisp and wheaty in the center. Moderately tart. Somewhat fruity. Green apple was noticeable. Big lemon/line presence too. More lactic tartness on the back end and in the finish. Tropical fruit notes were also apparent. Again, this could have been from the lychee, or perhaps it was the hops.

Outstanding creamy and plush mouthfeel. Super smooth and supple on the palate. Medium-full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, moderate, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Mirrorshield is an amazing sour IPA that blends an eclectic assortment of ingredients into a beer that somehow works together so perfectly. The guys at Hudson Valley are trailblazers in the sour IPA genre, and this beer definitely pushes the limits of the style.
Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by edthehead from Maryland

Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 4.63 by captainkrad from New Jersey

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jun 04, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland

May 20, 2018
Rated: 4.72 by SpinSamzo from New York

May 07, 2018
Mirrorshield from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 58 ratings