Brewed by Medina
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Santa Cruz de la Zarza, Spain
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
El nombre es bastante descriptivo, pues se trata de una Indian Pale Ale en la que destaca el aroma y sabor a frutas tropicales que le aportan la combinación de lúpulos utilizada. Este aroma y sabor deja después paso a ciertos toques a malta caramelizada para terminar con un moderado amargor (45 IBU) Su cuerpo es medio, tiene 6 grados de alcohol y un color tostado, un poco más que la Gringaza 30.

AAD's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AAD (6) - - DEC 1, 2012
33cl bottle. Wheat and barley malt providing strong body and brown colour. White and durable head that turns into light brown. First taste of pineaples evolving into citrus for ending with hoppy character. The initial fruit taste is not so perdurable in mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1458) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
Caoba turbio y espuma marfil. Aromas caramelo, piña, naranja, mango y pino. Cuerpo medio y sabor comi en aroma con amargor resinoso medio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Ambar bastante oscura, turbia. un par de dedos de espuma jabonosa pero duradera. Muy rico aroma, potente, muy frutal. Y como dice su nombre de frutas tropicales. Se percibe mango, maracuyá, piña… En boca, con un cuerpo medio bajo, tiene un sabor excelente. Tomo amargo generalizado, y creciente y sabor muy lupulado, manteniendo lo que anticipaba en el aroma. Rica en matices sin descuidar una base de malta dulce, que no obstante queda tapada por la riqueza de los lúpulos frutales. Muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (3051) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle, thanks teddybeer, smallish creamy head, muddy deepish orange color, aroma of citrus and peach, fruity herbal flavor with malty hints in the back , medium bitterness. A bit messy but still quite nice and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (1679) - ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks tomer. Hazy orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops (mango, peach), grass and yeast. Sweet with fruity hops notes of mango, lychee, light caramel malt notes, medium bitterness. Medium-bodied, pleasant and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (1430) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks tomer. Cloudy deep orange with medium yellowish head. Hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, notes of bubble gum, light maltiness, some herbs, "green" with faint garlic notes. Sweet-bitter flavor, light maltiness, grassy, tropical fruits, some citrus notes with bitter finish, a bit stale. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied. Kinda homebrew but fun to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks tomer. Muddy orange. Aroma of fruity hops and yeast. Flavor has mild sweetness, yeast, fruity hops and a bitter finish, a bit "green". Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (408) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Wow a solid tropical IPA indeed, and a very distinctive one at that. Pours an average bronze slightly cloudy appearance, white head, standard. Aroma is a rich sweet tropical resiny hoppy mix of flavors, very pleasant. Taste is as expected a range of tropical hoppy flavors, including grapefruit, mango, peach, and an interesting flavor that strikes me as akin to fresh lime, something I don't think I've come across before. Also solidly bitter, and caramel malt contrast to round things out. A bit more carbonation than usual, medium bodied. Finishes pleasantly dry. Quite enjoyable. Although I find this brand's allusions to Spain's Islamic heritage ironically amusing, considering the disapproval of alcoholic beverages in the Islamic tradition. Regardless, a quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angelkostvo (1164) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Orange colour, bigg off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, mango, quince, caramel. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. medium body, crisp to thin texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Ambrée légèrement orangée. Mousse ivoire qui dure, consistante, laisse dépôts sur les parois. Carbonation modérée. Arôme houblonné et de fruits tropicaux. Entrée en bouche suave cassée par une amertume résineuse contendante qui s’équilibre en fin de bouche. Les malts toastés apportent une certaine onctuosité et corps. Magnifique bière, la meilleure bière espagnole que je ne connaisse... en attendant de goûter la Imperial IPA de Medina.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10183) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2014
Bouteille (gracias, Jonas!): Deep golden to light amber coloured, hazy, some - but not too many - floaties, huge loose but rocky off-White head; caramel and exotic fruits in the nose with a slight yeasty Background; moderate to solid dryish bitter flavour with a slight sweet touch, light bodied and a bit tart; dryish (exotic) fruity and caramelly finish with a tart aftertaste. Quite tasty...

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