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Arbor Yakima Valley American IPA

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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common

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
We pushed our small brewery right to the limit to create this bad boy. We selected half a dozen of our favourite American hops, grown in the Yakima Valley, Washington State, and added bucket loads of each. With twice the hop rate of most of our other beers, it really is very hoppy indeed.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buczer (231) - Pabianice, POLAND - SEP 15, 2014
bottle, pours very hazy, amber with off-white, stable head. Not intense fruity, sweet aroma. Tastes more like imperial ipa, medium sweetness with moderate bitterness and little bit of alcohol. Some hoppy, fruity notes. Short bitter aftertaste, thick feel, soft carbonation, alcohol is bit warming in throat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (344) - POLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Aroma: citrus and resin, weak notes of garlic. Appearance: hazy amber color, titan white head. Taste: high bitterness (resin, grapefruit), citrus and apricot notes, malty backbone. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Great beer, highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkomar (44) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle into glass, tropical fruits in aroma at first, later come resin and a bit of pine. pours slightly hazy amber with rich head, leaving nice lacing. taste is sweet with a good, strong bitterness. very smooth beer. medium carbonation. medium body. A very good ipa overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavors are fruity, citrus and juicy
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1606) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle, best before 2015-03-31. Hazy orange with a medium sized ok lacing off white head. Citrus, pine, resin, light wooden, light bready grain, green plant material, light sugary caramel. Mostly hop forward, perhaps a little bit too sweet for my taste. Medium/full body, oily texture, medium sweet and bitter, medium carbonation. Long light dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (54) - POLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Butelka Nowa etykieta, firmowy kapsel. Barwa pomarańczowo złota. Piwo mętne. Piana umiarkowanie obfita, drobna, trwały kożuch oblepia szkło. W aromacie silne nuty multiwitaminy, cytrusów, lekki słód. W smaku ponownie multiwitamina, sok z cytrusów, igły choinki. Balans kwaskowatości i słodyczy. Minimalna słodowość, średnie ciało. Goryczka na górnej granicy średnio intensywnej.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2014
A nasty and tasty IPA, very frutal and floral...fruity with a medium bitterness. Good head on draft. Nice beer store offering this and a huge range of beer in Frigiliana, Málaga, a small white town. High recomnded.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2811) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Slightly hazy amber golden colour, firm write head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruits, mango, lots of pine, light malts. Relatively light bitter flavour, hops and pine. Finish hops, pine, rather bitter. Rather nice!
(Draught -keg I believe-, shared with Benzai @ Euston Tap, London)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Pours amber with a white head. Very lightly funky, lemon zest aroma with a little caramel. Light toffee, marmalade, rye bread, toast, lemon, woody resin, grapefruit.... Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Draught @ Euston Tap, shared by Martinus. Murky orangy color, small dense white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste is moderate to heavy malty, hops, fruit peel bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad.


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