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Mud Hound Brewing Company Vultus

Mud Hound Brewing Company is in the research and planning phase of setting up a small brewery in western Loudoun County, Virginia. Our buddy Daniel Stiles (@dstilesphoto) is on the brewing team that’s working on recipes for beers that they aim to come out with sometime in 2013. We will definitely keep our readers posted on their progress. Vultus IPA represents the first bottled offerings from the brewery. Hopefully it is the first of many!

Bob’s Vultus IPA
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Beer pours a slightly cloudy bronze color. Thick head when pouring settles to about 1/3 inch in the pint glass. Nice lacing of the foam down the side of the glass.
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Light Orange aroma. Not too abrupt or strong (like an Imperial or a dIPA). It hits the mark pretty well for an easy-to-approach IPA.
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I get a bit of a creamy pine taste. Sweetness comes through after pine goes away. Finish is pretty clean. The only down side that I found with Vultus was that the test was a little thin. It need to have a bit more malt and citrus tones. Perhaps some sweetness (brown sugar or molasses) would be a bonus.
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Pretty easy to drink. Carbonation wasn't over the top and finished very well. It think with a few tweaks it would appeal to craft beer drinkers and attract new ones, too.
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Russ is right. Price (Free) was perfect. Depending on the final version/recipe and the price point I could drink this regularly
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Overall, pretty good. If I would give it a tweet review on twitter.com/NOVA_Beer, it would get 89 out of 100.

Beer Stats
Style: American IPA
Serving: Bottle
Size: 16.9oz
ABV: 7.5%
BA Score: n/a
RB Score: n/a

 

Russ’ Vultus IPA
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The head is huge on this. An inch of beer for four fingers of head initially. Off white in color, the retention is good and leaves a ton of sticky lacing.
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Tropical, mango fruity hops dominate the aroma with some citrus and coriander in there as well. Certainly fruit forward, as not much bitterness or malt are found at all. Insane fruitiness, love it.
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The taste continues the characteristics of the aroma. The issue is the flavor just drops off into the abyss after the initial tastes. It just goes away. A bit more bitter and citrus, with tropical fruits underneath. Sweet and tasty, just wish it had something else.
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Light body with too much carbonation. Crazy drinkable with a dry finish. It seems to be a bit thin.
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This was a gift, so I think the it's pretty valuable. Will never complain about getting the first bottles from a new brewery!
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The taste just isn't there enough for me. This was an interesting IPA, and I loved the fruit, it's just not over the top good.

Beer Stats
Style: American IPA
Serving: Bottle
Size: 16.9oz
ABV: 7.5%
BA Score: n/a
RB Score: n/a

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Written by Russ Beck and Bob Pack

Russ can trace his beginnings in craft beer to sitting in Zeno’s Pub in State College drinking various craft beer options from across Pennsylvania. Since then, he has never faltered in finding new brews, whether they’re rare, delicious, or hopefully both. Russ will be writing on a large variety of subjects, including but not limited to: reviews, homebrewing, and how to take labels off of beer bottles. He’ll drink just about anything, but prefers a nice Stout, IPA, or Weizenbock. Find Russ Beck on Google Plus

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