Anderson Valley Spring Hornin’ Spring IPA

Posted: April 9, 2015 in American IPA, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Reviews

This was another beer that I tried at Isaac Newton’s while watching my Phillies suck on Opening Day. I haven’t had a beer from Anderson Valley in over 2 years and I’ve never seen any of their beers available on tap. When I saw this, it sounded really good to me, especially since I can’t recall ever having a spring seasonal IPA. Let’s see how this one went.

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ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “With floral, spicy aromas reminiscent of lilacs, white pepper and Bartlett pears, our new Spring Hornin’ IPA embodies the season with a clean malt profile and herbal hop flavors lasting into a dry, refreshing finish.”

Random: It was nice watching Opening Day at a bar in Pennsylvania. It used to be such a trek to get out there and now it’s 15 minutes.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick, slightly off white head. It took a long time to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and orange in color. The nose had hop presence with floral scents and a medicinal note. Sweet, caramel malt was also present. The flavor was really floral with grapefruit zest and pine. Some juniper came through as well as the beer transitioned into malt sweetness at the end of the sip. It had a light, refreshing body with high carbonation. The finish was long and floral with pine. This was a really enjoyable beer and one that definitely fit as a spring seasonal. I will definitely be having this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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