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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This luminous Northwest IPA is brewed with 8 hop varieties to produce a constellation of big flavors and complex aromas.


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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Nice and hoppy. Nothing new, but still good. A decent alcohol content, and it’s always nice to try something new from Hop Valley.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1338) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from Bacchanalia, consumed at home. Orange/copper, a bin thin-looking, translucent. Not too much head. Gentle wood and resin aroma. Taste starts quite mild, but the bittersweet-umami flavour comes to the fire near the finish. Long balanced bitter aftertaste. A well made and nicely subtle IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (2533) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
12oz bottle, no bb, courtesy of idiosynkrasie, danke. Pours like hay-yellow dandelion honey. Smells deliciously damp, like a lemon balm-soaked lemon biscuit powdered with citrus zest also some nettle soup and dandelion milk. Taste delicately hop-engineers all of that, West-Coast style, into subtle thin layers of lemon and lime cake, separated by refreshing sheets of resinous rind and pith, as well as pollen and blossom to quench any nascent exotic sweetness. Not a dispersive hop explosion like many IPAs with mass appeal, instead more of a well-directed masterclass in microhopped precision. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8260) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo webshop, consumed at home, Sunday 28th June 2015 Hazy yolky yellowy gold with a wispy white head. Sweet, malty but with much more going on than the Operation Vacation. Fruity with a good depth of flavour, some tropical touches here, likeable beer. A7 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (948) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
20cl proefglaasje bij PINT, Maastricht Uiterlijk: goudoranjekleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: hoppig, bloemig, bloesem, bitter Conclusie: eerst lekkere volle smaak, wel erg licht daarna ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3742) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
12oz bottle from Hippo Beers. Dark yellow amber, decent head. Resin orange hop aroma. Boiled sweet orange grain flavour. Bitter resin hop aftertaste. Slightly disappointed with this one. Expected better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4645) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
355ml bottle from Ales By Mail

BBE 14.08. Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of grassy hops, crisp malts and caramel. Taste is smooth, hoppy and malty with some grass, citrus and pine. Finish is smooth and malty with some hoppiness. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (213) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2015
12oz bottle pours hazy gold. Mild citrus and pine aroma. A little complex. Oranges and grapefruit flavors. Good ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2232) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Lightly sweet grassy aroma with caramel. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lightly funky fruity hoppiness, sweet malts, with a nice woody bitter finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSMacedo (7) - - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
Bottle, Cloudy amber to orange, citrus, tastes bitter at the end. Very good one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Hop Valley Proxima India Pale Ale ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, hop oil - orange - dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, hoppy, dry, hop bitter, minerals. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150315]


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