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Edge Brewing Hoptimista IPA

Brewed by Edge Brewing Barcelona
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Barcelona, Spain
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A West Coast original, this IPA has bold levels of hop aroma, bitterness, and flavor. Dry hopped in two stages to give it a piney, citrusy and soft fruit flavor to satisfy your hop cravings. Note: DO NOT confuse with the single hop versions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (536) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015. Dark amber colour, head big-bubbled and beige. Pretty good citrusy, marmalady, sweet, somewhat tart aroma. Tastes similar, very citrusy bitter yet nicely balanced by the thick (and not sugary) sweetness. Body medium, carbonation below average but with certain prickliness. Palate dryish. Pretty nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1489) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2015
Orange beer, small beige head. Nose is citric hops, toasty notes, malt. Flavor is grapefruity/citric hops forward, biscuity malt and caramel. Finishes with citric bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Amber colour with smallish head but lots of lacing. Aroma has pines, citrus, grass and grapefruit. Taste has lots of pines and bitter grapefruit. Sweet caramel malt is there too and some citrus. Quite bitter after taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Nice hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (518) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at WilliamK, Helsinki. A color of cloudy deep amber, a medium-sized frothy head. The aroma displays mostly strong piney and citrusy hoppiness. Taste is expectedly hoppy and dry, the bitterness reaches quite high levels. Flavours of pine, grapefruit and grass feature. The palate is medium bodied, the texture slick and the carbonation average. An American style IPA indeed, very big hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leischka (33) - - MAR 16, 2015
Todella tuhti humalan aromi. Kukkainen, aavistus ruohoa. Katkeroinen. Sumeahko ja juuri ja juuri läpi näkyvä. Nätti kuparinen väri. Isot kuplat reunoilla, pienet keskemmällä Pitkäikäinen vaahto. Maku lunastaa tuoksun lupaukset. Vahvat katkerot, kihelmöi kielellä. Hyvä tuhti runko, humalat edellä. Nautittu panimolla hanasta, tuoreus maistuu hyvin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2006) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at WilliamK Freda. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, mango, pine and resin. Bitter finish with grapefruit, pine and a bit of mango. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB [according to impoter] 6/8/2015, at Jyvänen, 20150313) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had tangerine, citricness, caramel and pine. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, pine, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A tasty American style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3080) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle@cph. Reddish amber, light haze. Citrus, grapwfruity, with a slight tropical, pineapple, note, strong pine needles, resin. Med bodied, well flavoured. Some dankness though. Bitter, very.. robust. Awesome, except of a slight yeasty dank in the finish. Woule be great a tad cleaner.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3769) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2015
33cl bottle @ Kitty’s. Deep amber color, thin white head. Caramel lurking, fruity, dark, inviting, hoppy, musty aroma. Wow. Seldom do you get this much out of the aroma only. Can’t stop sniffing it. Flavor has caramel, citrus, malt, hops. Awesome. This beer has the balance, the bitterness, the flavor, all. Very enjoyable. Nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ [ First Official Randers Tasting ] by HenrikSoegaard, at HenrikSoegaard house, Randers, Denmark.

[ As Edge Brewing Hoptimista IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, earthy, orange - citrus, woody hops. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, malt sweet, riped fruit, orange, pine, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150124]

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