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Edge Brewing Hoptimista IPA

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21752) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottled@Rotterdam, Helsinki. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, fruity, wooden, resiny and quite grassy. Flavour is fruity, floral, grassy, herbal and some mild caramel malts as well as a nice long citric aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4022) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear copper with a frothy beige head, tangerine and caramel aroma, taste has pineapple, bitter grapefruit, a hint of spice, tangerine, sweet caramel backbone, moderate bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2015
Tap @TCBW2015. Clear golden color. Small size, white head, stays. Hops, oranges, citrus, sweet, bit dirty aroma. Oranges, citrus, malty, fruity taste. Fruity citrus in aftertaste. Soft bitterness. Soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1296) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015
Medium amber, cloudy body with a tiny head that disappears completely without leaving much lacing on the glass. The moderate aroma doesn’t live up to the name "Hoptimista" at all, this one is very gently hopped. I get some nice notes of tropical fruits, but it’s too faint. There isn’t much punch in the flavour either, but the gentle tropical fruity notes are pleasant, and a firm caramel background makes this a very well balanced brew. The taste is moderate bitter and moderate to light sweet. Pleasant mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation. A good one, but a bit too well balanced: I’d like an IPA to be heavier on the hops.
[25 cl from tap shared with ClubGonzo, @Apollon platebar, Bergen]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3276) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
On tap at Apollon, Bergen. Close to clear deep amber with an off-white head. Fairly malty and caramelly aroma with distinct hoppy notes, mild tropical fruits and pine and hints of herbs and citrus. Medium sweet with fairly malty and moderately hoppy flavours and a nice bitterness. A bit too much on the sweet and malty side, but tasty and pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4488) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
On tap @ Apollon, Bergen, shared with tfredvik. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber body with a small white head. Aroma is mild red fruits, apricot, mild grass and hints of spruce and wine gum. Taste is red fruits, wine gum, mild caramel and hints of red berries and spruce. Medium body and carbonation. A bit non-descript, but fair enough I suppose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2927) - FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper, off-white head. Piney forrest, citrus fruityness and bit of green bitters in aroma. Creamy peaches as well. Nice, quite captivating. Bitter, blood grapefruity taste with additional malty hints. Some nuttyness and fruityness beneath that as well. Refreshing, just like an IPA should be and the drinkability is great here too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (546) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1530) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (503) - 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.


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