Holocene | 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): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour IPA with raw wheat, malted oat, milk sugar, mango purée & vanilla beans — hopped with Mosaic & Azacca.

Added by devoured_by_vermin on 06-27-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
21
pDev:
6.05%
 
 
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Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PDinunzi
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imyourhero21
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tart mango, lemon, cream, vanilla, lychee, orange. very smooth and cohesive. wonderful offering.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.7/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wshinevar
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingforaDay
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Drank on tap at Hudson Valley Brewery, Beacon, NY
Served in a teku

Cloudy, pale orange, juice-like appearance. The opaque body was capped by a small, bubbly, off-white crown that quickly dissolved. No head retention or lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was phenomenal. Fresh cut mango and fragrant vanilla bean notes came through big time. Nice creamy lactose presence too. This reminded me of a mango lassi. Quite wheaty. Lots of lemony tartness too. Perfect balance of sweet and tart. The vanilla intensified as the beer warmed. Creme brûlée came to mind. Really fantastic.

The flavor was also amazing. Big, juicy tropical fruit presence. Mango notes for sure. Loads of fresh vanilla bean. Nice creamy, lactose-like presence as well. Citrusy in the center. Lemon came through strongest. Somewhat wheaty. The beer was anchored by a fairly strong, pale malt backbone. More tartness and lactic acidity on the back end and the finish. Touch of lingering citrus peel and earthy hop bitterness after the swallow. More vanilla too.

Solid mouthfeel. Creamy and soft. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, mild effervescence that turned slick and smooth on the palate.

Of the half dozen Hudson Valley beers I have sampled thus far, Halocene was definitely my favorite overall. The mango notes were rich and juicy, and the vanilla and milk sugars contributed the perfect amount of creamy sweetness. Another amazingly well done, boundary pushing offering from these guys.

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Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can from the brewery today, canned 2-26-18

Nice looking, dull yellow squash soup pour, hazed and enticing, moderate to minimal head later on

Complex sniff with fruits, yeast, vanilla

Delicious, soft, luscious, fruity, tart, yeasty, complex....wonderful stuff, as long as you like the style and feel of these types of brews...

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Holocene from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 21 ratings