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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
From bottle, courtesy of dpjuart. Had a red licorice sweetness to the nose, and some odd aroma that I can’t describe. Malty, mild rubber. Orange amber with light haze, with off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Big alcohol warming. Syrupy malt sweetness and ton of huge hop bittering. Big bitter after.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
Bomber at a tasting thanks to MartinT.
Appearance : Clear amber with small head.
Aroma : Quite fruity, piny and resinous. Very malty. A bit woody.
Taste : Spicy, fruity and resinous.
Overall : Quite good but I didn’t found anything really special there. Nice nose. I’m not saying this is bad. This is actually very good but maybe I was expecting a little bit more considering the ratings...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours a honey amber with a smallish head. Powerful aroma - lots of hops, and a little too much caramel malt for my taste. In a DIPA that bills itself as "Uberhoppy," I want the hops to really shine. They don’t in the aroma. They come through a bit more in the flavor, which starts off nearly acerbic, moves into notes of cardboard (stale cereal grains), and ends with bitter citrus rind. I really think they just went a bit heavy on the malts in here. It’s tasty, for sure - a great brew - but the hops don’t get to sine through.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Sampled in a bomber. Aged about 5 months waiting for a proper friend to share with. Pours deep brown compared to most other IIPA’s. Drinks a bit maltier than other IPAs but the flavor is so full packed of hoppy goodness. Great brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle compliments of footbalm, you the man! Rich orange color, thick memory foam head and inverted bubblefalls. Meaty aroma of hops and caramel, thick alpha acids and ubiquitous grapefruit parfait. Chewy body, pristine balance and a complex intermingleing of hops and malts that rides the tail past perception. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle acquired via trade with changeup...Garrry is top notch!!! Burnt tangerine pour with a razor thin eggshell head. The aroma is quite sweet with lots of caramel and honey accompanying the citrus. Tropical fruits take the front with mango, guava, and papaya showing. Traditional citrus and a little resin also evident but the sweetness is a bit too much. Glad I had a chance to try this one!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Shared with MatSciGuy - thanks buddy. Pours a deep amber - a little hazy with a moderate level of carbonation and a low head. Lot’s of malt and piney resinousy, and honey notes. Thick and a bit syrupy on the tongue, dry and bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
[Bottle] courtesy of kmweaver. Thanks a lot Ken! As I drink this I realize that this is one of the last bottles to be produced, and that makes it a bittersweet occasion. Well on to the beer - pours a deep, hazy caramel with a slowly rising, small, and slightly lingering beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, very piney and resinous hops, some floral honey, maybe just a hint of citrus, a touch of cannabis, and a bit of peppery alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, very bitter, lots of resinous and piney hop flavor, soft but ample carbonation, and the finish is moderately dry with a huge lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Thanks to Wavers1! Smell is dank onion, oranges, and resin. Lots of fruity hops and caramel. The aroma is incredible. Waves of various hops and malt complexities. Taste is wow! Red, bruised apple, like stressed yeast or just a strange hop profile, caramel, and more dankness as described before: resin, orange, and onions. Finish is well carbonated, bitter, dank, and alcoholic. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.


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