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Anderson Valley Bahl Hornin’ Spring India Pale Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Burnish gold hue with a persistent, rocky white head. Floral, spicy aroma redolent of lilacs, white pepper and Bartlett pears with undertones of blueberry honey and roses. A pleasant balance of crisp bitterness with a clean malt profile adorned spicy, herbal hop flavors lasting into a dry refreshing finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4762) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine and floral hop. Malty flavor with earthy hop accents and florals before a piney and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1047) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Rating #1043 - March 27, 2014 - @avbc tap takeover @revolutionYEG - Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, spicy earthy hops, toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and paleish malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (114) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours golden reddish with a rocky white head. Excellent cling. Aromas of cut grass, butterscotch and bitter citrus. Flavors are bitter citrus, floral and nutty. Finishes with bitter grapefruit and a long, long, lingering hop burn. Crisp mouthfeel, yet also a bit syrupy. This is a different IPA, but very nice. I would have this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy amber pour with a loose white head. Light caramel, toffee, citrus, and citrus pith notes in the nose. Medium bodied with a good balance between the hops and the malt. Caramel and citrus dominate the flavor profile. Finishes towards the malt side. A decent bitter, but not really what I would consider an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1272) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at Roundhouse, Hong Kong. Pours amber, white head. Nose is candied orange, lemon. Taste is candied orange, apricot, tobacco, fairly sweet. Finish has slight heat, grass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (763) - HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2014


On-tap, as “Anderson Valley Spring Horning IPA” at Roundhouse Taproom in SoHo, Central.

Clear amber honey colour with no yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasted for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and slight carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of moderate ale malt, with strong grapefruit, strong lemon, floral, honey, pine, biscuit, strong hops and sharp grass; Mid to strong sweet taste of ale malt, with strong grapefruit zest, honey, flower, strong pine, biscuits, strong yeast, strong bitter hops and sharp grass; Mid to light body. Oily and hoppy palate; Mouth feel is moderate maltyness, a bit watery. Quite strong sweetness, overall it’s citrusy hop-dominated with sharp but nice bitterness, very piney and oily even in draft. Good!... Hoppiness is slightly dull grapefruit and floral nose. Very sharp citrus zest, good floral, pine and ooze in taste. High bitterness with fresh hops for a lasting strong bitter finish; Dry after taste. Oily and very hoppy to mouth.

Comments: Taste like a cross between English IPA and West Coast IPA, with conservative grapefruits paired with sharp and tasty bitter hops, yet very expressive even in a quite watery draft. I may re-rate it again in bottle to test its wholesomeness. Still a nice one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2361) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
thin ioff-white head of fine bubbles and light carbonation. Weak aroma with a bit of lemon grass, soft malts and some grains. Color is a cloudy golden orange. Flavor is moderate hops bitterness with some tea leaves, light grapefruit, mild malts and some dryness. Lingering dry bitterness that is a bit harsh. No real alcohol presence in the flavor. An ok IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (998) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft to taster pours avg clear gold. Nose caramel malt and toffee. Minimal grassy hop. Taste bitter up front, some floral hop, then minerality. Mid palate bitterness lasts through the finish. Nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours an amber color. Floral, pine, and a bit of sweetness on the nose; all follow onto the palate. Nice lasting bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4128) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
12oz bottle. Golden color. Nice creamy lace. Smells of grains and earthy hops. Tastes of dry hopped goodness. Simple. (4090)


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