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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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The Final Edition of our IPA. Hops are: Hallertauer Taurus, Hallertauer Saphir, Nelson Sauvin and Cascade. Beware, you may become a addicted to this stuff!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Had this at Cafe Brecht, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday 30th September 2013 So chuffed with this place it is a bloody great little cafe, with a small but well chosen beer list, in fact really well chosen and changing weekly as well I’m told. Soft, slightly prickly hoppiness in mouth, bloody lovely, only 55 IBU which is fairly modest these days but its just right. Soft squishy citrus nicely bittersweet finish is quite long slowly drying towards end. Little pithiness, its a really, really nice beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The4Saisons (11) - - SEP 17, 2013
A spicy ,hoppy and incredibly drinkable 6% American Pale Ale. (I know the description says IPA, but it really tastes and looks more like an APA.) Kind of a German take on an Alpha King or something similar - though it is thinner, cloudier and yeastier than that classic. Overall a very nice beer I will look for again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (421) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2013
0,33 l bottle. Pours hazy pale orange, mighty fine white head. Surprisingly more soft on the nose, no dominating grapefruit and hop, more earthy nearby eggs. Starts zippy bitter herb. Behind the wall of bitterness, pepper and hints of walnut. Later more citrus with a light sweetness. In my opinion too much of the hops side.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
33cl bottle pours with a nearly clear deep gold body that supports a tall dirty white head of foam that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The modest aroma offers up some tart lemon and earthy malt sweetened lemon grass as well as faint candied tropical fruit. Decent. The taste has a quick hit of lemon tartness before fuller and rounder notes of mango, malt sweetened lemon grass and grapefruit take over. This has a thick malt sweetened citrusy and fruity hop flavor layers that get mowed over by a firm degree of citrus hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1436) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, grapefruit and mandarin. Medium sweet taste with mild bitterness. Medium thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (783) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
33cl. Bottle. Pours hazy light yellow with white head. Aroma citrus, tropical fruits, grass, pine. Taste soft fresh bitter, fruity sweets. Mouthfeel thin, bit creamy. Nice ipa, soft bitter very drinkeable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Case (212) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
Pours light yellow with big white head. Aroma is grass and tropical fruits. Taste is very bitter and hoppy and seems to not be striving for balance on purpose. Ends on a vaguely sweet fruity note. Crisp mouthfeel and strongly carbonated. Decent IPA, I quite prefer it to their Comet IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2070) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours cloudy yellow with high, very fine, creamy white head. Smell has lots of citrussy hops, some grapefruit, tropical fruits and some spruce. Starts very fruity-hoppy, slight sweetish with lots of tropical fruit and some tart grapefruit and citrus. The middle part has still lots of grapefruit and tropical fruits, paired with some pine woods and a slight bready note. Goes into a fruity-tart finish with tropical fruits, some pineapple, hay and spruce. Great german IPA!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is huge hops, fruity, lemony, zesty. Flavour is medium bitterness, fruity piney and zesty with a faint malt note in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2013
Bouteille 33cl courtesy of Tomaz. BB 28-9-2013. Trouble paille-doré, col crémeux épais blanc. Arôme offre des notes de grains/levure fermentés, le tout gardant ce côté concassé entrecoupé de pointes d’herbes coupées. Note rappelant les bourgeons avec un fleuri moyen. Palais est houblonné amer légèrement collant aux lèvres, note douce rappelant presque le miel. Pointe d’ananas, sec léger citronné, note herbacée entre pétale et camomille. Le tout est épais avec pour moi un côté grains dominant qui enlève un peu des caractéristiques de certains houblons. Pas mal de houblons s’entrechoquent ce qui peu aussi amener à moins distinguer certaines propriétés. Reste solide.


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