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Valley Brew Uberhoppy Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Überhoppy Imperial IPA: Hops, hops glorious hops! There is no mistaking what this beer is; soft and delicate it is not. Überhoppy is meant to completely overwhelm you with resinous, floral, citrus and herbal hops barely balanced by a huge amount of malt that keeps the Lupulin onslaught from resulting in complete palate destruction. If you do not like hops, Überhoppy is NOT the beer for you, do us all a favor and either give this beer to someone with the intestinal fortitude to appreciate it or put it down and walk away. Überhoppy is brewed with 10 different hop varieties and a complete and utter disregard for common logic or sanity. Please consume this beer as soon as possible to ensure maximum hop freshness. Approximately 9.5% ABV.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
22 oz. bottle from wavers. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma big resin, citrus and fruity notes with caramel malt and a surprising earthiness. The flavor has a great balance between the hops and malts. The hops a great level of bitterness, with resins, grapefruit citrus, and herbal spicy hops dominating. The caramel malt is big enough to stand up to the hops. Tropical fruits help round out the flavors. I generally like my Imperial IPA’s to be a bit unbalanced, but this is sooo good when it hits your lips. Medium plus body and a pleasure to try.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle from New Star-Ell Liquors, San Francisco. Hazy dark amber pour with a bit of sediment swimming about and a small fading off white head. Nose was pretty dang uberbastardhoppy, and almost sickly sweet with notes of butterscotch. Somewhat lacking in finesse but bloody tasty, the flavour was again sticky sweet, and a little on the syrupy side of the tracks. A sack of resin sodden hoppage steam rollered through to give some semblance of balance though. A big in your face beer that packs a big hop hit. Niiiice 1.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
(4/26/10, bottle from cloudskipper). Clear copper color. Small off white head. Moderate sweet malt aroma, with light floral and earthy hops. Flavor of the same, with light citrus and light alcohol. Long duration. Moderate alcohol finish. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Served from a 22 oz bottle from Perry Liquor in Livermore. The appearance is a fairy deep golden brown with a frothy cream brown head. The aromas are full with rich earthy hops with a bit of an age on them. Very malty as well. The flavors are sweet with hop nectars and resins. A lot of floral and earthy contributions. Some citrus as well. I guess since there is so much variety of hops you get all the profiles in one. So much pine and resin!! Towards the end a great brown sugar and grainy malt profile comes through. Like licking a hop cone. The mouth is moderately carbonated, creamy yet drying. Maybe not the freshest bottle but delicious none the less.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Copper pour with little head. Caramel malt nose and a number of delicate hop aromas. light body is bitter throughout and filled with citrusy grassy and resiny hops. lingering bitter finish with a little bite very nice. previous bottles struck me more. maybe this one is older and definitely a little less carbonated than i remembered

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Poured a dark amber reddish color, with a nice frothy head. Aroma was of citrus and hops to the max. Bitterness was incredible, overpowering all other tastes in the beer. Some malt was discerned but not much. Had an awesome "bite" upon swallowing at the back of the throat. Phenomenal IPA, and much different than other very hoppy ones like Stone Ruination.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Full, dense, resinous hops aroma with all the expected notes of citrus zest, pine needles, and some sweet malt notes. Thick bitterness profile coats the palate and is slightly magnified by the prominent alcohol characteristics. Both fresh and "cooked" hops flavors make for a diverse flavor profile. Body is thick and alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle from a trade with Chickencoop. Pours hazy burnt orange color with almost no head. Aromas of caramel, bread dough and pine. Bitter pine flavor with sweet caramel and some alcohol burn. Medium body with almost no carbonation. Decent, but not the great beer I hear it once was. Thanks Jeremy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Another highly rated DIPA I got a shot at that night @ Proof courtesy of drowland, tim and rachel. Hazy yellow - brown pour with little to no head. Candied sugar is dominant. Background has floral and vegetal quality. Strong even bitter finish. Not much in the way of carbonation. Little warm. We were a little skeptical on how fresh this one was.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Draft. A dark golden amber with a one finger white head leaving heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel, citrus hops, and pineapple. Initial taste is malty caramel sweetness, followed by citrus hops. Finish is pineapple. A little on the sweet side. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.


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