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Valley Brew Uberhoppy Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 326   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bomber; thanks Alex!! Dark orange with creamy white head; sticky aromas of citrus and piney hops and sweet, sugary malts; texture is on the light side with some stale malts and hop syrups; dry and sticky with some biscuity caramel; resiny in the mouth but doesn’t really pop; more pine than citrus to me; 2nd or 3rd time having this from the bottle and this was the best yet; but that’s not saying much and I really hope to try this on draft some day to taste the full hoppy goodness

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Fresh bottle from the brewery on the way to Yosemite. Honestly, I was super surprised by how balanced this beer was (based on reading the label). I thought the hops were perfect; not sweet to the point of being sticky and not just buckets of harsh bitterness. This is definitely something I will try again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Remember thoroughly enjoying the sips of this as I sit out in the mountains under the stars in the middle of California. Boldly hopped up front and sweet in the back, meeting great right in the middle, the lingering hops here make you smile!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange-amber with thick tan head with sticky lacing the entire length of the glass. Aroma of resin and herbs. Flavor of bitter roasty herbs and grapefruit..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Cloudy amber with a large beige head. Hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruits, pine and lemons. Flavour had grapefruits, pine, malt and loads of hops. Finished bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours a nice brownish orange with a white soapy head. Aroma is citrus, pine, resiny hops, malt. Flavor is citrusy hops, malt, a good dose of bitterness, some earthiness, a good sweet and bitter finish. I think I may have hop palate fatigue today from the Pliny, Racer X, White Knuckle, 21st Brew Free I had before this so I am going to have to re-rate. That said it is very good, but not quite as hoppy as my palate was expecting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2010
22oz – Courtesy of ygtbsm94. Thanks for sharing, Brad! Dark orange, thin white creamy head. Deep dank resiny pine and citrus aromas ride softer waves of spruce and toasted sweet toffee chips. Tongue numbing piney-grapefuit and floral hop bite rounds quite well with a late toasted caramel malt backing. Full bodied, soft carboantion, bitter finish. Hop head nirvana for sure...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to ucusty. Pours ambe rwith a near white head. Aroma has a strong hop and grass aroma with notes of caramel and cereal underlying. Flavor begins with a nice caramel and sweet grain note but the hops build quickly with a pine hop finish that is very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (155) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
pours a rich copper color with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet with hints of citrus hops and tons of floral hops. I like my DIPAs more on the resiny/grassy side but I can still appreciate a well done brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
dak with the hookup on 1/17/2010... bronzy coppery brown colored pour with a barely off white head which leaves behind spotty lacing. stank, dank aroma... lots of resiny pine and citrus pith in front of caramel maltiness, flowers and spicy tingle. the flavor is quite the same... oddly a little tart on the finish similar to the way an orange is... loads of caramel malt richness/sweetness/depth plays a secondary (luckily, as i like my dipas on the hoppy side) role to the onslaught of hoppy adjectives... orange, peach, grapefruit, pith, resin/pine, grass and flowers with a little bit of spicy and alcohol on the finish. it is very rich, yet dry and sadly easy to drink a lot of. it maintains a medium body without becoming overly sticky. 9/4/8/4/18/4.2


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