Hop Whammy | Connecticut Valley Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Connecticut Valley Brewing
Connecticut, United States
ctvalleybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by agreenman19 on 09-24-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,052
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
34
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
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7
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7
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by bfitzge2:
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4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of alobasso13
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shane234
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth with a big hoppy taste and very little bitterness.Well done pioneer well done.

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Photo of acurtis
3.47/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottieD
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coltron23
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hos
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Packageguy
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my first beer from Connecticut Valley Brewing, and it's also my first wet hop...and, I have to say, it was well worth the trip.
The brewery, which looked brand new (taproom still a few weeks away from going live) told me right away, that they mean business.
As for the beer, it has all the characteristics of a true NEIPA, especially, a nice burnt orange haze, wonderful fresh hoppy scent, casual head, decent lacing, and a very smooth, soft, lush, taste. The Cascade hops, which I was told (when I asked) were fresh picked in Litchfield, CT, and really complimented the Galaxy hops...fantastic combination.
And, hey, the can is cool, too.
Dude, if you haven't grabbed a pack of this by now, then you'll probably have to wait until next Fall, but make a mental note, and get in on this quick in 2018...you'll be glad you did.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beers is truly exceptional, all around. It has a color reminiscent of peaches and a slightly peachy taste from the fruity body of the fresh terpenes in the wet hops. The Citra hops add to the fruity flavor while still adding the familiar bitterness of a strong IPA. It goes down almost eerily smooth, but at 7.0% it's not going to knock you out even if you chug it a bit. Unfortunately, if you haven't gotten this year, you will probably be waiting to next September.

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Photo of jaxon53
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erjaq
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 311bulldog
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncelauro
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strengthdoc
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass; the beer is a hazy bronze with a good amount of lacing and a nice one finger head. Nice aroma with a mix of light toffee and citrus. Nice moderately thick and silky mouthfeel. Excellent bold citrus hoppiness that continues through the finish and lingers for a while in the aftertaste. This beer is excellent, I hope they bring it back again.

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4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Whammy from Connecticut Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 34 ratings