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Brewed by Brauerei Gusswerk
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gusswerk Nicobar IPA is inspired by the journeys of Austrian ships sailing from Trieste to the Nicobar Islands. They were carrying a special brew destined for the only Austrian colony in the Indian Ocean, established in the reign of Her Majesty Empress Maria Theresia of Austria. Ingredients: water, organic barley malt, organic hops (Hallertau Tradition, Simcoe, Citra, Cascade), yeast.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, - OCT 20, 2012
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, copper to deep amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Bready toast-malty aroma with caramel, peppery spice and delicately fruity hoppy notes. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Hearty toasted malt character with notes of bread crusts, caramel on a delicately fruity hoppy background; bitter-sweet toasty malty finish with a rising hops profile towards the aftertaste, containing mildly fruity and spicy notes. Heavily malty IPA, reminding me more of a dark Bock, nevertheless a likeable brew. 20.X.12


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (562) - HONG KONG - FEB 15, 2016
Hazy orange with a huge head. Aroma is classic IPA (peach, apricot). Taste is a nice fruity bite, hops and some yeasty Efewizen hints. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElDesmadre (2925) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle. Lots of grass. some lychee, only subtle citrus and resin. Balanced, with a formidable amount of residual sweetness and a corresponding bitterness. Unfortunately some minor sharp yeasty notes in here as well, coupled with a slight overcarbonation. Otherwise it’s fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (711) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2016
330ml Flasche. Trüb und hellbraun. Grosse, poröse Schaumkrone. Citrus- und Blumenaroma. Voller Körper. Feine Bitternoten.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Interesting and surprisingly well made IPA from Gusswerk. Fresh and crispy bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pvitt (72) - Netphen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2015
caramel, herbs, citrus, alcohol, amber, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium bitterness, lightly sour, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -Unclear golden coloured, minimal white head, hops and whiff of caramel in the nose. Sweetish malty, fruity, mild alcohol and touch of caramel with notes of hops and alcohol in the finish. Nothing special here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cthulhu (780) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - NOV 19, 2015
33 cl at Merkur Hoher Markt, Vienna.Amber colour with medium head.Stone fruit with some cheese aroma. Malty and burnt caramel body.Dry bitter finish. I was wondering about the story in the commercial deScription but I think is just for marketing purposes.Maria Theresa reigned for 40 years between 1740 and 1780 .The Nicobar islands were colonized by Denmark during that time but never continually due to tropical diseases outbreaks. There was in fact a claim by the Triestiner Ostindischen Handelskompanie in the name of the Austrian-Hungarian empire . And there is an island called Maria Theresa in that archipelago. On July 12th of 1778 they signed a treaty with the natives and colonized the island. The colonizers never received logistical support from the empire including food or water, so I doubt that they were receiving good mighty beer. Still a nice story, though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4711) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2015
Thanks Mladen! Shared with a ton of others. Fresh herbal aroma, slightly sweetish, light honey. OH COME ON. Only light apricot, taste, soft, not aftertaste, so yeah, tasty, creamy, nice fruity note, slightly grainy, but NOT an IPA by all means style wise. Won’t knock it much, but still... Gusswerk does magnificently at getting styles wrong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4398) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
(Gusswerk Nicobar India Pale Ale) Bottle 330 ml from a trade with Beerhunter111, thanks! Served into a shaker at home, ABV 6.4% Orange coloured body, clear, with a full finger of thick white head on top. Pretty good retention. Nice fresh aroma of citrus, grapefruit, oranges, tangrine, light caramel malts. Taste of grains, light nuts, oranges,tangerine, very refreshing, light yeast notes. Medium thin body, carbonation on the high side. Quite dry palate. Very good, high drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Clear golden orange body, medium sized white head, and soapy lacing. Nice florals, grapefruit, orange rind, light tropical juices, and subtle crackery malt. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation, lively bitterness, and a clean, semi-dry finish.


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