Category Archives: Hudson Valley Brewery

Hudson Valley The Map

Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: IPA – Sour

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Sour IPA with wheat & oat, milk sugar, lemon & black lava salt, hopped w/ Mosaic & Azacca.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.26
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, lemon, yellow stone fruit, unripe mango, sour apricot candy, and lemon zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, lemonade, lemon zest, yellow stone fruit, with a touch of salt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Really easy and enjoyable to drink with good aroma and flavours.

Hudson Valley The Territory

Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: IPA – Sour

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Sour IPA with wheat & oak, milk sugar, rhubarb, lemon & elderberry; hopped w/ Mosaic & Azacca.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a just over one finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Earl Grey tea, rhubarb, with notes of lemon zest.
Taste: Lightly sour, rhubarb, lemonade, lemon zest, Earl Grey tea, with some mixed berry notes.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed this a lot as I love this Earl Grey aroma and flavour that somehow appears, and is quite prominent, and it goes well with the rhubarb and lemon.

Hudson Valley Ultrasphere

Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: IPA – Sour

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Sour IPA w/ raw wheat, malted oat, milk sugar, raspberry & vanilla; hopped w/ Citra & Mosaic.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark pinkish orange colour with a one finger pinkish head that had pretty good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, jammy, raspberry, vanilla, raspberry yoghurt.
Taste: Much like the aroma, sweet and sour, jammy, raspberry, mixed berries, vanilla, yoghurt, and a touch herbal on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: This type of aroma and flavours of raspberry and vanilla, are just my thing. I was worried that it might be too sweet, but there was just enough sour to balance it out, and it drank really easy.

Hudson Valley Pirouette

Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Sour IPA
Other Notes: Sour IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Sour IPA w/ raw wheat & malted oat; hopped w/ Galaxy, Citra & Azacca.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, guava, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and citrus zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, lemon, lime, grapefruit, with notes of guava.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with spritzy moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice enjoyable and easy drinking Sour IPA with good citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavours.

Hudson Valley All Together

Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Sour IPA
Other Notes: Sour India Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from can) A worldwide collaboration brewed to support hospitality professionals. We are all in this together, hosted by Other Half Brewing. Worldwide beer collaboration – All Together.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, grapefruit, mango, guava and peach gummy rings.
Taste: Sour, tart, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, guava, tangy, lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Zingy, light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: A very nice HV interpretation of All Together. Due to its tart sourness, it is very different to all the others that I’ve tried. But at the same time it also worked out very well as the tart and fruity notes were full of citrus and tropical fruits. Just really easy and enjoyable to drink.