Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of bartlebier. Tall creamy, nicely reamining head. Gooseberries, slight wild strawberries, citrusy and spicy hops throughout. Great malt back. Good bitterness. A delicious IPA with plenty of character. Thanks a lot bartlebier!
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
new 33cl bottles (50cl before), same green design, this time labeled as Camba IPA (Eric is mentioned on the back, though) - This must be hands-down the most authentic IPA brewed on German soil at the moment. It is true to the style, from the full, round and nearly chewable malt base to the bitter but harmonious hop profile, and leaves behind all those others jumping on the IPA-train by creating slightly exotically hopped Keller&Vollbiere (usual suspects) as entry-level Pilsners. Even by US standards, this is a great bitter-hopped IPA with a tasty malt profile. My only quarrel with it is that is rather a DIPA, clocking in at 8 ABV, which makes it slightly alcoholic and less easy to drink with a meal than a normal IPA. Lower the ABV below 7 and this becomes scary teutonic IPA perfection - just don’t tell the Bavarians! (they invited a US brewer anyway, so I guess they cheated)?
homawaye (23) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have tasted the beer twice. Once at the Camba Bavaria, which was a perfect drinking experience. Second time in a bottel, which was obviously stored wrongly and the beer was too old. So I try to find some average. Eric’s IPA is, fresh from Tap, probably the best IPA from Germany. Incredible, very American style (no wonder, Eric is a American brewmaster brewing in Bavaria). But is also seems to be a beer that does not like to travel. Drink it where it is brewed! That’s perfect!
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a light, sweet, flowery smell with a nice golden color. As India Pale Ale’s go, I was hoping for more of a hop/bitter taste. Light bitterness on the tongue, but not what is expected in an IPA. For the style, it was good, but not great.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking swing top 50cl bottle pours with a slightly hazy copper body with gold hues and supporting a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up some yeastiness and mineral notes for a brief moment before malt sweetened mango and cantaloupe take over with a slight resiny pine note in the background. The taste is like drinking a cup of malt sweetened mango and grapefruit juice. Behind juicy hop flavor notes is a bit of resiny hop bitterness that seems a little pine like and than a light mineral and yeasty note. Pretty darn rich and tasty IPA.
dudebun (136) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice aroma and mouthfeel but way too sweet for the lack of bitterness. I think it needs more tinkering.
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ullrich (21) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slighty sweet. Could use more bitter. Drink cold & fast. Probably again but not necessarily.
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Crazy thing drinking the best IPAs in my life from german brewers, isn´t it ? Fruits and hops all the way from start to the end. Quaffy, drinkable, addictive. Would love to drink a second or third one.
McTapps (4331) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So I ordered quite some IPAs online and I must admit quite a few of the American ones were a little bit disappointing. So I had some thoughts before opening this bottle but got quickly really happy. This one is a real fine IPA with no real bitterness at all. It has got a milky amber-orange colour with steady head and crisp body. Nose is little bit too weak but still full IPA-ish. Taste of strong hops, pepper, coriander, cardamom, mild chili and red rice. Really delicious and easy to drink. Great one.
Kristall-König (2257) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geruch eher leichte Zitrusnote, vornehmlich Erdbeere, Sahne. Antrunk zitrusartig. Mitte würzig, erdbeerbetont. Malzwürziger Abgang, moderat bitter und etwas alkoholisch, fruchtige Erdbeeraromen. Schmackhaft, könnte jedoch markanter sein.