Star Chamber | Hudson Valley Brewery

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour IPA with raw wheat, malted oat, milk sugar, green tea, papaya & coconut — hopped with Simcoe.

Added by vfgccp on 02-28-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
pDev:
6.03%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 5
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4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CreightonSM
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.99/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of xtonytx
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stockatron
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Difficuly to rate as it is so different. Get a lot of papaya, the sour culture cuts through it, and then the hop flavours come in. So inventive and a magnificent effort by the brewers to keep that level of balance. I would love to see how they make this, i think if i tried a homebrew i would get it wrong 100 times before it was remotely drinkable. As i finish it off i get hints of the other flavours, but for me the (ripe!) papaya was dominant.

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Photo of Mineo
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

tastes like papaya juice with a hint of hops. typical goodness from HVB. I didn't get much coconut or green tea at all, though you could just call this a papaya IPA sour and still have it hit a home run.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

This smells like creamy coconut, papaya, starfruit, grapefruit, green tea, and mango.

Like most HVB beers, there is no clear analogue to this beer. There’s nothing like it. The coconut comes through nicely, adds a nice creaminess, with papaya, peach, and star fruit, and bit of grapefruit and mango hippiness. The green tea adds some herbal bitterness, but otherwise there is essentially no bitterness.

This is creamy and delightful on the palate, with a high level of drinkability.

These beers still intensely confuse me, but I’m happy when I get to try them.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Star Chamber from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 30 ratings