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Brackie Grand Champion Birofilia 2013 Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial IPA style beer. Contains: hops: Magnum, Zeus/Columbus/Tomahawk, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo, malt types: Pilsen malt, wheat malt, Munich malt, Cara gold. Special type of yeast and traditional top fermentation in the open vats used for the production. Ext. 18.5 P., alc. 8.5% vol. Pasteurized. Haziness is a natural feature derived from dry hopping. Recipe by Czeslaw Dzielak.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
goleiro (188) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Aromat w połączeniu ze smakiem zniewalająco chmielowo-słodowy. Niemal idealne połączenie. Piwo pełne, trochę ciężkie, mocne. Jednocześnie dość pijalne i nieco rześkie. Przyjemność w każdym łyku.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (900) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
500 ml bottle. Hazy orange with white head. Smell is hoppy with grapefruit, citrus zest. Taste is caramel and bitter grapefruit citrus and hay. High bitterness and low carbonation. Dry.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ochniczek (120) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
50cl bottle. golden colour, rich whitehead with nice lacing. aroma of hops and citrus - dominating peach. moderate carbonation, feeling of "dense liquid". sweet at start with some bitterness afterwards

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aresh (32) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2014
Sweet pleasant aroma, appearance is boring reddish with little head. Light hoppy, well rounded taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
heman (148) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Aromat bardzo przyjemny, aczkolwiek spodziewałem się buchnięcia chmielu. Tego tutaj nie ma, ale wyraźnie wyczuwalne są biała owoce ( melon, liczi może mango), trochę cytrusów i ogólnie "zapachów zielonych". Dużo świeżości. Piękna piana, obfita. Jednak szybko opada, ale za to pięknie oblepia szkło. W smaku dominuje goryczka, w moim odczuciu dwojaka. Najpierw chmiel i ta trawiasto-owocowa, później goryczka alkoholowa. Mocne i niezwykle pijalne piwo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomPiwa (53) - FRANCE - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy amber with thin foamy head. Aroma has notes of citrus and pine. First sip reminiscent of a well brewed British cask ale but the body and tonus soon lets shine the very sophisticated formula which makes for an extremely pleasant drinking experience. A welcoming bitterness is a rewarding after taste. Altogether an excellent discovery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buczer (349) - Łódź, POLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle, pours orange-golden, bit hazy, with white, rather quickly vanishing head. Aroma is resin and citrus, quite intense. Rather high sweetness well balanced with medium+ bitterness. Bit metallic. Medium body as for IIPA. Bitter-sweet-metallic aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9125) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow hold, no head. Nice pine and citrus nose. Pretty balanced hop attack, a bit bitter on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13510) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle at Gastropub Tuulensuu. Hazy orange color, medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is hop oily, fresh. Medium-bodied. Sweetish hoppy, oily, orange, tropical fruity, piney. Easy to drink to this abv. Perharps a bit too sweet for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle in a forest in the Czech Republic. Clear deep golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, slighty sweaty, some pine, resin and slightly spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity hops and smooth with a decent body. Nice solid IPA.


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