Bloom | Hudson Valley Brewery

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4.42/5
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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): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Double IPA

Added by WillieThreebiers on 03-29-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
35
pDev:
4.3%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EddieD3
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryi86
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 3/28/18, poured into a teku

A- A deep ruby red with a two finger pink head.

S- Sour, lemons, citrus, some cherries, floral, a little earthy.

T- Sour, cherries, lemons, some chocolate, a little floral, slightly earthy, some lactose.

M- Silky smooth, medium body, creamy.

O- This beer caught me by surprise, it is not a Sour DIPA, it is just a great sour.

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

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.89/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an opaque deep ruby red color, with a finger of pink hued foam that settles quickly without leaving much of any residual lace.

The nose gives off a lot of sour cherries initially, much like a foederbier. A subtle bitter chocolate brings up the rear but balances a prominent herbal quality really nicely.

What I find myself liking so much about these Sour IPAs is that you can really pull out every component. Again, the tart cherries hit first, but with a distinct grassy bitterness. The chocolate is very subtle in the flavors, and instead the more organic components of the beer shine through.

The mouthfeel on this is insane, the malted oats and lactose added to the beer give it such a milky smooth quality, giving the body a good weight and making it go down so smooth. Stickiness is subtle.

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4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CreightonSM
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wshinevar
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yoshie
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bloom from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 35 ratings