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Bier Factory Rapperswil XXA Xtra Bitter Strong Ale

Brewed by Bier Factory Rapperswil
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Rapperswil, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
I.P.A. or India Pale Ale originated in the 19th century when beer was shipped form England to the thirsty expatriates living in India. The beer was brewed stronger with more alcohol and large amounts of hops so that it would still taste fresh after enduring the long sea voyage and the warm temperatures. XXA is available only for a limited period. Every brew in the series has the same balance of malt, hop and yeast flavours. Some European noble hops are present to set a foundation with their down to earth green grassy floral notes. Additionally there are English style Aroma hops for a background of spicy pepperiness supported with American aroma hops with their wonderfully fruity, almost sweet impact. A perfect beer to drink as an Apero. The distinct hop aroma typical to IPA’s will be a little different each time. The Aroma is strong and fruity, almost citrus like. The bitterness is strong. A beer to be sipped and enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
diegolipp (5) - London, SWITZERLAND - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
On tap at total bar, tulip glass. Color is a hazy orange with slowly disapearing white head. Nose is florally, sweet hops while taste is rather dry with no malt backbone. Good drinkable smooth IPA to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3148) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle from Beers’n’More, Zürich. Aroma is sweetish malt, piney hops, bread, sweet fruits, touch of ripe orange and apricots. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Rather sweet and malty but enjoyable smooth IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2033) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle 0.33l from Drink of the World Zurich, Switzerland. 05.05.2016. Pour it hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma orange zesty, pleasent grapefruit, really fresh. Taste lots of tropical fruits, orange, grapefruit, mango, caramel on the back, finish fuity as well. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is grapefruity. Smooth fruity, peachy and crisp hoppy. Dry, bitter and fruity. Light toasted malt. Uplifting grapefruity hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2016
330 ml bottle. #435. Bottled on 12/15. From anstei. Thanks a lot Andreas! Clear amber color with a small grayish white head. Sweetness, floral hops, jelly sweetness, mild bitterness and malt in the aroma. The flavor is a bit harsh hops, fruit tea, dryness and some malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8880) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2016
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled on 12/2015. BBE 12/2016.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Dry bitter malty aroma, some hops, subtle strawberries and floral hop notes. Flavor is a bit harsh, gooseberries, orange and pale malts. Bitter, yes, otherwise a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15272) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! Pours murky dark orange golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of strong malt, spruce, bitter hops, red malt. Taste of strong red malt, intense bitterness, spruce, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7324) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
Many thanks to CH-303 for this bottle! Smooth malty but a bit grainy-alcoholic beginning. Nice floral hops, but they have to fight with the grainy malty body for the top. A bit dusty-dry. The aftertaste is round and grainy, slightly sweetish with nice floral round hops on the earthy side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1898) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Appearance: Slightly hazy light amber. Small fizzy white head.
Aroma: Fruits, grapefruit. Good amount of hops.
Taste: Clear hops, spices, light fruits. Nice, lasting bitterness.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 330 ml, CHF 5.70
Info: 30/1-2016, BB: 31/5-2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7058) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -Trade with CH-303 (thanks Asbjorn!). Hazy dark golden coloured, small off-white head, grapefruity nose. Moderate malty, fruity, grapefruity hoppy and light caramel with moderate strong bitter finish and aftertaste. Not bad but a bit thin.

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