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Häffner Bräu Hopfenstopfer Comet IPA

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Brewed by Häffner Bräu
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bad Rappenau, Germany
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German IPA with the hop varieties Hallertauer Comet, Hallertauer Saphir and Hallertauer Taurus.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (339) - FRANCE - NOV 10, 2014
Blonde dorée légèrement trouble, mousse abondante qui se tient fort bien et laisse doucement une grosse dentelle sur le verre. Nez de levures, abricot, pêche, banane, céréales. Bouche sur la levure également, légère fin de bouche sur les agrumes. Belle texture crémeuse, amertume moyenne (où sont les 55 IBU ?). Bonne bière mais ressemble vraiment plus à une ale belge (triple) qu’à une IPA, tant à l’aspect qu’au nez et à la bouche ! Déçu, la Citra IPA de la même brasserie est bien au dessus !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2014
Keg at Beergeek. Hazy Gold with a White head. Pronounced citrus aroma. Flavour has lots of interesting citrus and grass. These new Hallertau varietals are very interesting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benderone (47) - FRANCE - NOV 7, 2014
330ml bottle, BB: 01/15. Pours hazy golden color with huge withe head, good persistence. Nose is on citrus notes and yeast. Taste is belgian yeast, fruits like peach and grapefruit with a metallic aftertaste. Not too much hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation. A good stuff but more a belgian ale than an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (96) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Clear pale golden with incredibly huge white, rocky head. Poured it slowly into the glass but the head was growing very fast. Aroma of citrus, passion fruit and mango. Bitter taste of citrus, grapefruit and malts. Lively carbonation, crisp bitter finish. The taste was absolutely pleasant, but I didn’t like the enormous head. The flocs in the beer where a bit disturbing. Still good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (459) - POLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma: fresh white citrus, grapefruit, riesling notes. Appearance: hazy golden color, nice white head. Taste: medium bitterness (resin, grapefruit), nice malty backbone, fresh citrus notes (mango, grapefruit), some herbal notes, alcohol is well-covered. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Fantastic beer, which shows all German hops potential. Recommended.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
craighill (23) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe. Golden, clear, with huge white head, too much carbonation. Aroma is floral, sweet, some blackcurrant. Taste matches aroma. A bit sweet for me. Bittering seems less than 55 IBU somehow. Not a favourite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingvit (251) - - OCT 1, 2014
Aroma: pineapple, peach, papaya, basement; Appearance: pale golden, vanishing large foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, strong sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: fizzy carbonation, slick texture, medium body, bitter finish Peculiar strong fruit notes and almost gruit bitterness in the foreground. Probably unbalanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenOver (109) - SLOVENIA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours blurry golden, little head smell is weak but not unpleasant. Taste is very carbonated at first, strong bitter taste comes quickly after the first sip, but it does not hold. It turns into a sour, unpleasant aftertaste. Needs more balance.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (622) - - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Hazy pale golden colour with a longlasting white head. Aroma is malty with hops.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedhawkFIN (53) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
330ml bottle@home (from Bier-Deluxe) hazy deep golden colour with plentiful rocky white head. Aroma has lots of citrus and pineapple with some mandarine and grass innthe background. Taste is lightly sour and bitter but mostly quite sweet and fresh. Palate is medium bodied and little sticky with crispy and lively carbonation. Hopfenstopher Comet IPA is not really an IPA as the hops are very much in the background and sweet but fresh tropical fruitiness is on the front. Easily drinkable but could really have used a lot more hops.


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