Wind, Sand, & Stars
Connecticut Valley Brewing

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American IPA
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3.61 | pDev: 0%
Connecticut Valley Brewing
Connecticut, United States
Notes: This easy drinking Session IPA perfectly balances the fresh grapefruity taste and orange blossom aroma with the mild sweetness of the malt that makes a complex and yet simply delicious beer. Its beautiful sunrise orange color glows brightly like a warm summer day and invites you to share the invisible riches that wind, sand and stars has to offer.
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: almost no aroma; what's there seems to be citrus - lemon and grapefruit;

T: lemon and pineapple with a bit of grapefruit from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: better balance than most SIPAs; odd lack of flavor;

Aug 02, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

my first from these guys, and an enjoyable summer drink. i kind of like the session ipa types that still pack a pretty sturdy hop punch, not just dry hopped and juicy, and this really delivers that, employing hops like chinook and cascade in that capacity, it really is quite a bit more robust than a lot of these ever are, and i appreciate it for that. unfortunately, it also kills drinkability a little bit, all this oily and intense hop linger, its a fine trade off in theory, but on a hot summer day where i need something i can drink a bunch of, i was a little disappointed with my choice. this feels a little full with some crystal malt in it, but its needed for balance, and the beer is certainly balanced. i am critical of these beers when they are watery and one dimensional, but here i am again being critical of the opposite. context is everything i guess. i like the mosaic in here, although its more obvious in the aroma than the flavor, and i like the high carbonation, relative dryness, and general lack of haze. the art on the can is cool too, and i think they have a pretty distinct, sort of old school, and very identifiable beer here i wish it was a touch fresher, but this was an enjoyable way to be introduced to this brewery. curious to try more next time i get the chance...

Jul 31, 2019
Wind, Sand, & Stars from Connecticut Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 2 ratings