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Brackie Grand Champion Birofilia 2013 Imperial IPA

Formerly brewed at Browar Zamkowy Cieszyn
Style: Imperial IPA
Cieszyn, Poland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16116) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle, 8.5%. Good grapefruit aroma. Clear shiny copper colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is bready and papery. OK malt sweetness. Slight alcohol burn on the tongue in the finish. The flavour is disappointing after the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13653) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Tap (Cuda na Kiju, Warsaw) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Lovely fruity hops, citrussy and peachy. Body the same. So fruity. Palate so smooth. Beautifully drinkable. Does extreme in moderation, feels closer to a modern US/Danish IPA rather than an I/DIPA. Had no idea it was 8.5% (it was mislabled as a different beer on the board, so I genuinely didn’t know it was this strong!)
Rerate: Tap (Chmielarnia, Warsaw) (5:4:5:2:8=2.4)
Chmielarnia apparently becoming the J.D.Wetherspoons of Poland. Doesn’t count to the score. Coconut hand lotion. Slick. Alcoholic. Milky. Sickly sweet. Yeugh.
Rerate: Tap (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (7:3+:7:3:13+=3.3++)
Pleasant citrussy hop aroma, smells fizzy. Pale gold, small head. Thin palate, carbonation high. Same taste as aroma. Crisp, but thin. Finish has a nice bitter bite. No fullness, in particular when compared to the CnaK sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11256) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10211) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
500 ml bottle. BB 01/05/15. (Sklep Maria) Cracow, Poland. Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. Delicious fruity hoppiness with mild bitterness and sweetness in the aroma. Very nice. The flavour is fruity hoppy with mild bitterness, fruity and sugary sweetness and some piney notes. 8.5% is extremely well hidden. Delicious DIPA. A bit too sweet but very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7654) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle, kindly shared by bobosk, many thanks. Golden color with medium white head Hoppy aroma with oranges, tangerines and other tropical fruits. Taste starts sweet malty, than nice portion of floral and aromatic hops. Pines, grapefruit zest in hoppy finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (6166) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap. Clear golden color. Massive white head, stays. Sweet, hops, pine, fruity, touch of citrus in aroma. Fruity, citrus, orange, juicy taste. No alcohol detected. This seriously cannot be 8.5%?! Nicely balanced bitterness. Brilliant beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (5010) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, with subtle notes of citrus. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with fruity notes and touches of citrus. Mild aftertaste. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4867) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by bobosk, thank you! Aroma tropical fruits, pineapple. Clear deep golden colour. Taste is initially malty, sweetish, not caramel, more along the line of base malt. After a moment strong bitterness kicks in. Not exactly much flavour, unfortunately. Otherwise very nice, enjoyable beer. Full body, moderate duration of earthy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4529) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle at April Tasting in Belgrade. Slight haze orange. Small foam. Very sweet wort, mild hop, doesn’t balance the sweet brown sugar. Some veggie note too. Soft bitter finish.

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