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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What’s a craft brewery to do when all the “typical” IPA hops are gone? Innovate of course, just like craft breweries always have. Hoptimization uses big, bold, bitter hops to get a clean citrusy flavor you’ll love and the bitter bite that you crave. Step away from typical and try something new.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2937) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2015
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Clear medium/dark amber color, 2" sudsy white head, sheets of lace. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste is caramel malt that adds fizz and carbonation in a full-bodied swallow. Uncomplicated, balanced, what else does one need?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnTheTrail (110) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Rich fruity, citrus aroma orange gold fairly hazy. Hop flavor very gorward, then some malt, finally hops on the finish. Petillant mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Rather pedestrian IPA. Clear Amber with a subdued aroma. The flavor has some caramel to start and some floral hops. A little thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppityHop (181) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2015
This beer has a lot going for it, it looks and smells like an amazing IPA. Unfortunately, it is a little one dimensional in the taste, with it basically being bitter and thin, with no malt backbone. The label states that the hops rotate, from batch to batch, so YMMV!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bkcaldwell (22) - - JUN 28, 2015
IPA is not my favorite style but would recommend this beer. Tasty, nice aroma. Looks good and smooth. Good summer beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2085) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2015
Draguht. This is a decent little IPA but nothing to write home about. Had it at a steak house promotion in Winchester.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tia (1315) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Tap @ Social 52. Golden with white head and decent lacing. Smells like bad peaches and cream. Flavor follows with a wonky light bitterness. I’m not into this all

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strap (588) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 20, 2015
Good IPA. Nice citrus flavor with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Big hoppy bite and refreshing feel.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eggraid101 (55) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
This is a great all around ipa. Nice piney aroma, wonderful mouthfeel. A perfect blend of hoppy deliciousness and malt. Citrus, a little pine taste but also chocolate and caramel somehow. Blue ribbon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3490) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Big malt flavors of toffee and bread with a lingering, honey-like sweetness. Too malt forward for the style. Hops were nice, however, adding some earthy, floral and grassy elements. Bitterness was on the mild side.


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