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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (261) - USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours an incredible golden orange color. Pretty cloudy, plenty of white sediment floating around. About two finger beige colored head. Some okay retention, nice lacing. Looks very inviting.

Aroma is orange. Lots of orange zest. Good amount of floral hops. I smell some sweetness, Iím guessing those are the malts. It smells a little honey like. Not quite what I expect from an IPA, but very nice.

Taste is very hop forward. Itís bitter, maybe even too bitter. I feel a bitter burn in the back of my throat. Thereís sweetness from the malts, but the bitterness wins out, overwhelmingly. That orange zest seems to play a role all the way through.

Mouthfeel is medium. With the bitterness, it feels like it should be heavier. Itís quite dry, and refreshing.

Overall, itís a pretty good IPA. The aroma and appearance hype it up a bit, but the taste doesnít really follow through. Would I buy it again? Probably not. This one will stand out in memory because of the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12oz bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours up with a crystal clear pure copper body that supports a light tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up earthy grassiness, spicy woodiness, a citrus bite and then a wafer thin cloud of tropical fruit and floral hops. The taste begins with an array of hops producing a pleasing level of bitterness leading into thin streams of fruity juiciness. I get bitter grassy and herbal and spicy onion notes that quickly pick up bitter and juicy grapefruit and tangelo and just a bit of pineapple. This has a bit of a different hop profile than most and Iím digging it. The various bitter notes blend in well with the mild juicy notes that pop up from time to time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3268) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity! Slightly hazy deep golden color large frothy off white head. Caramel and citrus pine aroma. Bready caramel flavor with a lingering resinous bitterness to the finish. A bit old school but not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (434) - Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Good malty scent with some pine hops emerging. Taste is more of the same. Not bad, just not very hoppy at first. The aftertaste does bring in some hop bitterness, but it's too little too late. Slightly above average IPA. I really wanted to like this one. I can't say I have had too much that I do like from Charleville, which is a shame b/c I'm a MO resident. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (237) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Citrus aroma and flavor. Very easy drinking. I liked it. Appropriate body for an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2015
An okay IPA. Decently balanced and not overwhelmingly bitter. Has some citrus qualities and a mildly resinous finish.

2.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
supershea (19) - Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Out of the 12 oz bottle. The aroma is of citrus with a tad bit of funk. The taste is a hazy rotten orange with notes of lemon. The after taste is funky too. Just a run of the mill IPA, nothing stands out about it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Flavor of floral hops, caramel, citrus,and pine with a drying bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bomber. Pours light golden brown with a big nearly white head. Aroma is peach, white bread, a touch of lemon. Fairly sweet up front with some peach, floral and a slight plasticy off flavor. Grapefruit peel bitter in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (437) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Amber with white lacing head. Floral aroma with a little fruit. Bitter finish, with a touch of citrus.


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