Into The Woods | Connecticut Valley Brewing

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 6.5% brew balances the resinous citrus characteristics of a New England IPA with a bold woodsy essence derived from both Mosaic and Columbus hops. The Mosaic continues to shine through with a subtle rose blossom aroma and underlying notes of papaya, melon, and spice.


Added by OntheLambic on 08-31-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,001
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
50
pDev:
8.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a cloudy orange yellow with a billowy white head.

Aroma is candy orange.

Taste matches aroma with a little herbal/ orange blossom honey at the end.

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Photo of metter98
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cantaloupe melon, orange citrus, and papaya are present in the nose along with faint hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and is stronger, starting off with initial flavors of cantaloupe melon and finishing with notes of grapefruit citrus and hints of papaya. There is only a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a rather juicy New England-style IPA that is packed with a lot of citrusy and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. It is also quite drinkable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Donkster46
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R11415
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi-cloudy yellow look. Smell is very nice tropical oranges and melon. Taste follows smell but at end there is a little pepper/grapefruit bite. Light to medium mouth feel. Very nice NE IPA. Not a total juice bomb, very well balanced tastes. Would buy again.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2018-05-21
16oz can served in a pint glass. 03/28/18.

Pours pretty hazy with a smallish head and not a lot of visible carbonation. It's pungent. And it smells nice. A little pine, a little tropical.

Taste is more flatly bitter than I would really like. Pine, but not a lot else going on.

Mouthfeel is nicer than I expected from the looks -- more effervescent. It's lively. Overall, it's a pretty good beer.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden orange pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and sticky lacing.

S: Tropical fruits and melon... citrusy and floral.

T/F: Light grain backbone with a tropical NE style IPA hop profile. Juice and citrus... pineapple, melon, and papaya. floral notes... modest bitterness. Light and effervescent.

O: An easy drinking low-ish ABV NEIPA. Solid flavor and very crushable.

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Photo of newcastlemike
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into a pub style pint glass.

Appearance
Golden. Good clarity. 2 fingers of foamy head. Lively carbonation.

Nose
Dank, damp, earthy, peppery, mango, papaya, oats, and lactose.

Taste
Dank, damp, and earthy. Lactose sweetness. Mango skin and papaya. Slight black pepper.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, juicy, and semi-sweet with no bitterness.

Overall
It doesn't have the look of a NEIPA but I'll be damned if it doesn't taste like one!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allentownpaguy
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, nearly opaque, orange amber, with a thin white head that maintains as thick patches with light lacing. Aroma of pale, lightly caramel malt, citrus hops with a hint of dankness and pine, lemon, grapefruit, mixed tropical fruit, lightly floral. Flavor is pale malt, citrus and dank hops, lemon and grapefruit citrus with faint hints of light stone and tropical fruit; flavor thins out into a grapefruit and lemon rind hop finish that has a sturdy bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation.This gives me a chance to try an actual NE brewed NE style IPA. It pours with the classic haziness and turbidity. Aroma leans a little more towards citrus hops, but with some tropical fruit notes. The flavor seems dominated by citrus and citrus rind with the other fruit flavors almost an afterthought. The start and middle were somewhat underwhelming to me, leaning to the lighter malt and hop flavor of a pale ale, but the strongly bitter finish redeemed it for me, especially after a run of local hazy IPAs with slight bitterness (which I'm decreasingly fond of). A well made example of the style, although the hop profile was somewhat plain citrus rind that did not live up to the more complex aroma, to my palate.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wheels2532
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CoasterGuy
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Labo
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 50 ratings