Into The Woods | Connecticut Valley Brewing

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

Style: New England 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:
#7,142
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
70
pDev:
7.65%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by justintcoons:
Photo of justintcoons
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of TTripp725
3.14/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Labo
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottieD
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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 Tbone2131
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

5/19/18 canning is a bit older than I'd like for a first time IPA, but it'll have to do... Medium-gold hazy body - not like juice, but essentially opaque... Finger of bubbly ivory-colored head on top... Definitely getting melon impressions, followed by some pine... Neither particularly bitter nor sweet... Light feel, little bit of pine shellac on the finish... Herbal, earthy, woodsy kinda character lingers along with some faint, mild fruit... Decent, but doesn't stand out for me...

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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 Stofko1992
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
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 Mjmoney23
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Packageguy
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a top notch NEIPA, with all the characteristics I look for....nice, clean, hazy look....smell and taste something like a mild pineapple (the Mosaic hops) and just enough complexity (the Columbus hops) to keep things interesting. It's no secret that those two hops really pair well together, and the brewer did a nice job balancing them. Also, a nice, soft, lush mouth feel, and good carbonation.
This beer is really put together well. And, if you like hiking (like me), then it's nice to know that a portion of the proceeds go to support the wonderful trail system in the great hiking state of CT.

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Photo of mhs413
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BPCam
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhoadbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bit fizzy. Settles quickly into a nice looking golden haze.

Papaya and pine scent

Taste is piney at first. Buttery finish

A bit too carbonated for my taste but still a top notch IPA.

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Photo of drtth
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The hazy golden amber beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” foamy white head that slowly recedes to become a cap and then a thin irregular island of foam on the liquid while leaving an irregular pattern of patches, strands and legs of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a couple of arches and some scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas are first noticeable when the can is opened and include lots of tropical fruits with some melon, papaya and some grapefruit zest. There are some light hints of pine in the background along with some light biscuity malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the melon, papaya and grapefruit zest up front and backed up by a touch of pine, some malt sweetness and some very light bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth with just a hint of a slight crispness from the moderately active finely bubbled carbonation. The finish begins with the fading of the fruit flavors and then the pine and grapefruit zest which leave behind a semi-dry slowly fading light bitterness to end the show.

Overall this seems to be a pretty nice example of the “juicy NEIPA” that is easy to drink, has lots of tropical fruit, some citrus and is definitely enjoyable and everything fits together nicely. The aroma/flavor profile is fairly complex, very well balanced and I think I’ll probably be trying this one again sometime. But that said, it isn’t really a candidate to become a regular in my rotation.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance – Yellow slightly hazy body with a thin layer of head.

Aroma – Tropical fruits and pineapples.

Taste – Citrus, light tropical, and a pine finish.

Mouthfeel – Slightly thick and oily, but not overpowering.

Overall – Almost enough body for a double IPA.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a murky, dirty orange color with an inch of head. Some lacing. Piney and tropical aroma. Papaya, mango, guava and pineapple. The taste is a good amount of piney hops followed by citrus peel. Light guava and papaya flavors. Piney and floral hop finish. Almost soapy at the end. Lightly carbonated. Decent IPA worth buying again.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky pale to medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate medium yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/cantaloupe, tropical/papaya, citrus/orange, and citrus/tangerine hops with hints of pine hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of juicy tropical/cantaloupe, tropical/papaya, citrus/orange, and citrus/tangerine hops with light flavors of pine hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving lingering citrus + tropical + pine hop flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with a hint of fluffiness mid-body and hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly soft, crisp, and dry mouthfeel. Enjoyable with a very nice combination of hop flavors and aromas which remind me of a combination of West Coast and NE IPAs. Really glad @metter98 brought this one for me to check out.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Multiple times drinking Into The Woods.. its time for a review.
I've always liked ITW. I seek it out whenever I go to PA to pick up some beer.
S: Fresh and aromatic with fruit and tropical aroma's, there is a very subtle comfort factor for me with ITW.
T: Mostly with tropical overtones.. with a slight fruitiness that blends in very well. Very little bitterness.
F: Medium, smooth, creamy with a little carbonation.
O: One of my favorite comfort beers. If it's available when I go to PA, they come home with me.. no matter what else is in
the cart.

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Into The Woods from Connecticut Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 70 ratings