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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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You can run, but you canít hide from the hops in this true Northwest IPA brewed by hop lovers, for hop lovers.


bpreo's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1821) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Kind of a stale hoppy flavor. Typical North West IPA, not my favorite style, but perhaps this is one of the better ones.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (183) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Cloudy pour from a can. Very little head. Nice citrus aroma. Great clean malt body balanced with a citrus hop taste. No long lingering bitterness. Very tasty IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5295) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with a ring of white head. Nose has some soap, mild pine, some Vitamin C, orange juice. Flavor has some orange juice sweetness, pithy, piney, mild soap. Full bodied, bitter finish. An old bottle maybe?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Hazy brownish/gold in color. Strong pungent citric hop nose. Well hopped up front with a decent amount of maltiness. Well balanced IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2571) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2015
12oz can in Seattle. Hazy yellow and white head. Medium hop bitter, good fruitness. Some sweet skunk in finish. Tasty drinker, another winner from Hop Valley.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2708) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Hazy copper, frothy off-white head. A nice mix of citrus fruityness and piney forrest notes in aroma. Soft mouthfeel, nice. Orange peel and hints of bitterness in taste. Not too extreme though. Nice, refreshing brew though. Some caramel malts and more of citrus in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (251) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
12 oz can. Pours a hazy goldenrod color. Aroma is resiny hops and grass. Flavor is bitter hops up front, with a slight caramel malt backside. Overall I wasnít blown away by this, but itís a decent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a thin head on a hazy lighter straw body. The aroma has orange, lemon, grapefruit, pine and background mango all wonderfully mixed up. The taste is ramped up orange and grapefruit bitterness starting at the beginning with a long bitter finish. The texture is crisp. Itís super hopped.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2245) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Deep golden, ivory foam light and fleeting resinous surface, medium full aroma, citrus w touch of keffie lime, pine, tropical, melon, creamy, finishes slightly bitter.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
12oz can poured into a shaker. The initial aroma of caramel fades, and gives way to pine, dank herbal, and damp notes as well as bread crust and citrus peel coming in late. The beer pours a clear amber yellow with a soapy, white head that reduces to a medium ring and a light, cloudy surface with a very light lace. The beer is highly bitter with a light sweet. The slick, waxy texture has a light fizz carbonation. The medium light body holds notes of crusty bread, bitter grapefruit peel, herbs, as well as pine. There?s a dry, waxy quality to the finish that lingers into the aftertaste with some citrus and pine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (1999) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Draft at Din Tai Fung

This is hands-down one of the best IPAs Iíve ever had. Iím sure I have a number of four point something IPAs from the 20-0-somethings, But to break 4.0 in the 20-teens takes something special. This one has that something. Deep hazy yellow pour with a fine creamy white head. Citrus nose reflects deep citrus flavors that arenít the least bit hop-oily, just juicy and delicious, an abundance of hop flavor almost without hop bitterness. This is really, really well done. Iím very impressed by Hop Valley thus far: Citrus Mistress was really good, and this is even better.

Letís see if the bottle in my fridge comes anywhere close...


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