Category Archives: IPA – Sour

Hudson Valley x Finback Everyday Spirits I

Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery x Finback Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: IPA – Sour

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Sour DIPA w/ raw wheat, flaked & malted oat, milk sugar, strawberry, peach & vanilla; hopped w/ Citra, Strata & Galaxy. Brewed in collaboration with Finback Brewery.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.63
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 dark pinkish orange colour with a two finger very slightly pink head that had pretty good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet jammy, strawberry, vanilla, milkshake, with a hint of peach.
Taste: Sour candy, sweet, tart, strawberry puree, vanilla, peach.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Super enjoyable and the kind of aroma and flavours that are among my favourites. Just like sour candy meets strawberry milkshake. Yum!

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.

Siren DDH Pompelmocello

Brewery: Siren Craft Brew
Country: England
ABV: 7.4%
Style: IPA – Sour
Other Notes: Juicy grapefruit Sour IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) An exclusive double dry hopped version of Pompelmocello. This beer is brimming with Simcoe and Talus, our favourite hops for driving pithy grapefruit notes. Grapefruit juice and zest accentuate the hoppy aromas, while a sensation of vibrant sourness, inherent sweetness and subtle bitterness all combine for a taste sensation.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.04
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 18th August 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Light sour, tart and tangy notes, grapefruit pith, citrus zesty, with notes of lychee.
Taste: Sweet and sour, juicy, candied grapefruit, grapefruit zest and pith, lemon zest, grass, pine, passion fruit, lychee.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable easy to drink sour IPA, with lots of juicy grapefruit aroma and flavours.