Hudson Valley Brewery

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Hudson Valley Brewery
New York, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #166
Ranked #980
4.46 | pDev: 10.09%
Tuesday at 07:42 AM
Aug 19, 2018
Notes: Demiurge is inspired by the classic Mai Tai cocktail, a deeply refreshing blend of light & dark rums, orange liqueur, lime juice, and orgeat. To recreate these complex flavors in Demiurge we brewed an extra thick Sour Double IPA with wheat & malted oat, adding milk sugar & blackstrap molasses in the whirlpool, pineapple and lime puree during fermentation, and almonds during the cold conditioning phase.
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This likely could be incredibly unique or a disaster. The pint can's contents fit inside a clear glass Imperial pint mug, as there was no head. It's opaque, yet brightly yellow-orange. It's pretty close to being the color of pineapple-orange juice. The pineapple is certainly there for the nose. The lime and almond are right behind it, with a clue that this could really be sour. It's definitely tart, close enough to being sour. The lime rises to being a major player in the taste. The other flavors are there too, save the molasses. But, that is probably adding to a wonderful mouthfeel and a balance with the hops and soured fruits. What lacing and what eight percent ABV? Neither are noticed. What is noticed is a unique sour ale taste that drinks richly, yet lightly and smoothly. This might be a good example of lactose being included in a beer for the better. Maybe it's the lime, but there's a salty aspect to the finish that dries it out. This is way closer to a treat than a disaster.
Tuesday at 07:42 AM
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Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

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Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 15, 2021
Rated: 2.37 by user785335 from Florida

Sep 01, 2019
Rated: 4.74 by JonB25 from Delaware

Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Aug 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 4 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by swanfungus from California

Dec 06, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by SkiBum22 from New York

Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by alexsergio from New York

Oct 20, 2018
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Amazing taste with Molasses, Pineapple,Lime and almonds. Good taste with great balance. Amazing sour beer. Color is straw yellow. Good carbonation. Great drinking.
Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Really hazy pale yellow color with no foam. Aroma has intense marzipan and almond extract with lemon notes and citrusy hops. Taste follows with almond bitterness and citrus sour candy. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really unique flavors, great balance, dry and fruity.
Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a very hazy and creamy looking orange, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like molasses, pineapple, grapefruit mimosas, sweet almonds, lemon candy, lime purée, and sour orange.

This is otherworldly, weird and so tasty. All of the adjuncts shine through equally well, with particular emphasis on pineapple and lime. The molasses and almonds don’t seem like they’d work but they do.

This is creamy and super drinkable, with a very soft mouthfeel.

This is utterly amazing.
Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Opaque yellow-orange with a thin, spotty film and thin bubbly ring.

The smell is all the amaretto sour and maraschino cherry with accents of orange, lime and pineapple.

Taste starts with the pineapple and lime, transitioning to amaretto, almond, and cherry with orange. It's tart and very cocktail-esque, but also very much like candy. I'm conflicted between calling it cherry Sour Patch Kids or Jolly Rancher. It's undeniably attractive despite being ostentatious.

The moderate body has a firm fizz and a semi-dry, tangy tart finish.
Aug 29, 2018
Rated: 4.9 by avas from New York

Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 4.93 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Aug 24, 2018
Rated: 4.9 by CreightonSM from New York

Aug 22, 2018
Rated: 5 by SpinSamzo from New York

Aug 19, 2018
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