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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

Quetzolcotl's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Quetzolcotl (26) - - JAN 16, 2013
This is a pretty disappointing IPA. You can always find something better than this. I want it to be better because its local to me but it isn’t very good. Almost no hop flavor or aroma. Blend of hops that you can’t tell anything specific. Bitterness is there but thats about all. Over carbonated in a six pack. Had on tap once before too and it was pretty much the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - 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 I’m digging it. The various bitter notes blend in well with the mild juicy notes that pop up from time to time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3164) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (382) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (222) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Citrus aroma and flavor. Very easy drinking. I liked it. Appropriate body for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2015
An okay IPA. Decently balanced and not overwhelmingly bitter. Has some citrus qualities and a mildly resinous finish.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3062) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (372) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12oz bottle picked up from Lukas Liquors in Missouri during my stay for RBSG. Newer label with an oval on it. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head, leaves good ridges of lace. Nice big resiny hop aroma. Grapefruit citrus, light pine. Very light caramel malt, more toasty. Moderate, kind of bigger bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet balance. Medium-plus body, lightly slick. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Very easy to drink, much more so than expected. Buying an IPA with no date on it is like Russian Roulette, but this was extra-solid.

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