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523 Pacific Imperial IPA

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Brewed by 523
Style: Imperial IPA
Köniz, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 4.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.31%
Imperial India Pale Ale mit Hopfen von der Pazifikküste gebraut: Millenium und Galaxy aus Australien und Simcoe aus Washington State.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Kurze Review von Untappd: Having fixed the tap McGyver-like with a Victorinox Swiss Tool - gäu Ändu u Bäschtu - could enjoy this Wonder-IPA. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3082) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2015
Hazy amber color with nice beige head. Beautiful hopping, grapefruit, tropical fruits, a bit peach, a bit caramel. Taste has a good hop kick, good residual sweetness, quite bitter. Good balance. Smooth texture. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
Solid deep golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing. Ohhhh what a lovely aroma. Could have my nose into this one a looooong time. Perfect mix between grapefruit and tropical fruits. Medium + body. Perfect balance between bitterness and sweetness. Average to soft carbonation. Lovely smooth and tasty flavor. Typical grapefruit hoppy and tropical fruity. Just in perfect harmony with each other. Lovely ale!
[Bottle from a trade with Bov]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkoNm (2344) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours a very hazy orange color, topped with more than decent off-white head. Starts with a pleasant fruity hoppy aroma, later some notes of caramel - very gentle. Taste starts with a slight sweetness (very mild) immediately followed by a massive hoppy bitterness, finishing with some peppery and spicy feel. Hoppy, spicy and fine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1176) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2014
330ml bottle as a gift from 523. Pours cloudy light brown with a thin foam. Floral, grassy nose that seems to be a trademark for 523 IPAs. Bitter and hoppy, but interesting taste. Powerful. Lasting finish. Highly recommendable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (153) - - OCT 14, 2014
Très bonne IPA, probablement l’une des meilleures sur le vieux continent. Les saveurs de houblons sont aussi là et c’est pas courant car souvent le houblons est perceptible dans l’arôme et l’amertume. La base maltée est excellente, riche et fruitée. La fermentation est très très propre. Bravo!! Le seul bémol est le prix, je trouve que 8 francs c’est exagéré, 5/6 fr max, mais plus c’est du vol!! Rappelons nous que c’est 0.3L de bonne bière et que le prix de revient est grand maximum 4fr/L soit 1.3fr grand max pour un 33cl. Donc bravo pour la recette mais le rapport qualité/prix est très très exagéré

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
goochflies (50) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - JUN 13, 2014
.33 Bottle at home (received by post from 523)Hazy dark amber with creamy white head that perseveres. Excellent resiny hop aroma, fruity, citrus, crisp and intense. Some sweetness with lovely bittering and a full body. Long hoppy finish. Excellent from nose to belch. Truly a superb IIPA in my opinion. Best Swiss IPA i have tried so far, you should really try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2014
from Erzbierschof - hazy dark amber ber with a long lasting beige foam; solid hoppy aroma: resiney and quince marmalade-like, notes of pineapple and marzipan; full-bodied, some malt sweetness, tasty and with a solid bitterness, moderate carbonation and light sticky; long aromatic hoppy finish, piney and with more quince and flowers, light residual sweetness- a beautiful beer !

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