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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Just awesome, and totally unexpected from this new Virginia brewer. I expected east coast hoppy beer (earthy and more brittish in style) but found it pleasantly californian (citrus, bright, floral). I’d drink this all the time if I lived in Harrisonburg.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13050) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of citrus, toasty malt, lemon and pine - medium body

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (3346) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Urban Sprawl. Light caramel with a solid head. Grainy floral aroma. Taste is caramel malt, some light bitterness, fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4799) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber. Aroma is floral and fruity hops, faint toast, and faint buttery sweetness. Flavor is clean and balanced between malts and hops with faint sweetness and bitterness. Light/medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7627) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
On tap at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Ashburn VA. Pale gold with a slight, white, head. Sharp hops, slightly creamy malts, some tangerine fruit and a dryish finish. Fine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (859) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap at Buffalo Wild Wingsin Arlington, VA. Just okay, nothing special here, and it came at a premium price.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1027) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a clear amber. A malty and grapefruit aroma. A mix of grains, malts, caramel and citrus hops. Overpowered by the grains rather than hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4264) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Draft in Tyson’s. Pours clear bright amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like musky grapefruit, caramel malt, and dry citrus hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky grapefruit, caramel malt, and sweet citrus hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3564) - 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 (276) - 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 (3036) - 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


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