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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Hoptimistic IPA(India pale ale) has intense hop bitterness and flavor. This ale is further characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like aromas due to American-variety hops. This copper/orange hued ale has a nicely balanced medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body that goes down easy, leaving a lingering bitterness that is hard to resist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FestDecBeet (33) - - APR 16, 2014
Serving: draft Look: pours golden color, small head disappears to webs Smell: citrus flavors, lemons Taste: grapefruit, lemon Feel: light crisp feel. Heavy carbonation Overall: not bad, has a heavy bitter after taste. Not as smooth as other hip heavy beers First drank: March 20, 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (898) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2014
The color is a cloudy orange with a large white head, and the aroma blends citrus and resin hops with a hint of light malts. The taste is mildly bitter and a touch sour, and the palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium body, slightly thick texture, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ContemplateBeer (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Aroma: Light tangerine with a little floral, catty note here and there, but it’s all really faint. Probably the lightest scented IPA i’ve come across. Malts are non-descript cereal. Appearance: Very hazy copper with a bubbly off-white head. Flavor: So-so citrus and floral flavors up front; actually gets pretty bitingly bitter and medicinal towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, very bitter finish. Overall: Rather unpleasant stuff.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
kaserk (36) - wdm, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Drank this out of the bottle at Flanerys in the STL. I thought it was undrinkable. So yucky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Super bitter. Too bitter. Floral and hoppy taste. Bottle at flannerys. Citrus and lemon backbone. Sticks to your whole mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1616) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at flannerys in st louis.. shared with my bro.. hazy orange pour with crazy white head..hoppy cream aroma..taste is hoppy citrus..very bitter long lasting finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6087) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Draught at the Bailey’s Range, St Louis, MO.
Cloudy amber colour with a tiny white head. Strong hoppy aroma with resin, strong bitterness and farmyard. Yummy! The flavour is much more sophisticated. Sweet malt, caramel, strong dark hops and moderate bitterness. Tasty it is anyway. Very balanced. And tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Gift from Joe. Pours a golden yellow with some of white head. Malty with good hop aroma. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Lots and lots of hops. Golden color. Smells better than it tastes for sure. Not too overpowering. Quite flowery smell as well as taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lupulucid (185) - - JUN 7, 2013
Strong bittering hops don’t overwhelm flavor consisting of resin and a touch of herbaceous expression. Cloudy but not completely opaque. Color is a honey

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