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Brewed by Hopfanatic Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kiskunhalas, Hungary
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Belgian style single hopped india pale ale.

Note: Brewed at Rizmajer before the brewery got its own plant.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
Draft. An unclear amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of wet hay, straw, and malt, leading to bitter finiwh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Draft @ Řlfestival 2014. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
(330 ml bottle from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest)
Lovely hop aromas, dusty with a rich floral and forest element but pretty balanced, with malt underneath.(8-)
Deep brown with a tan head that stays.
Full in the mouth. Very smooth.
Nicely used bittering hops in the finish. They build well. I can taste some good malts too. There’s a touch of walnut papers in there and something herbal.
Really quite hoppy, but it works and is not too brash, and it’s nice that the fruits aren’t identifiable as specific hops. Doesn’t taste 7%. Eminently quaffable.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
Draught at Józsefvárosi Sörfesztivál (street fest), Budapest. On 20 june 2014.
Hazy brown color, yellow to teal head. Bitter, sweet, hoppy, resin taste. Resin, dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Caramel, hoppy scent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Draught at YNWA. Low but lasting creamy off-white head. Hazy dark orange body. Dusty hay malt caramel aroma. Malt pepper dry and hoppy flavor. Low carbonation. Long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottled 330ml. -from Főzdefeszt III, Budapest. Amber coloured, small off-white head, agrumy hoppy nose. Toasted malt, intensive and moderate bitter hoppy taste with light notes of caramel and tropical fruits. Pleasant finish and aftertaste, no trace of alcohol. Enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
sample of a 33cl bottle courtesy of a friend. Thick white head. Very hazy golden blond pour. A nice IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 Draught at the fest, murky coppery beer, slightly off white head, very good head retention. Gluey pear notes, fresh hopiness too, orange rind... the nose is full of promise. Gluey malty taste, apple, obvious work of Belgian yeast, nice, dry bitterness, notes of lime... basically a higher-tier Belgian ale hopped to perfection. The best beer at the festival, hands down. 7/4/8/4/16

Rerate (bottled):
Well, I got a bottle for heavy, so I got to try it again with him. Looked basically the same, but this time I was hit by a PERFECT tropical fruit & honey aroma, with a distinct hopiness. As much as it was dominantly Belgian last time, this time the hops take over and rule this, the bitterness hits you up front, with a jaffa cakes background from the maltiness.... tropical fruit again hiding behind the IBU festival. Some apple and wood maybe... oh man this is good. 9-10/4/8/4/16

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
Fra fad, Řlfesival 2014. Tpget orange, cremet off white skum. Nćsen er til den humlede, let earthy side. Ogsĺ nogle grapefrugt-noter. Og maltede karamel-toner. Fyldig. Medium bitter. Ekstremt velbalanceret og meget drikbar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 9, 2013
.33l bottle from Only Good Beer in Budapest. Gushing pour, with huge (but pretty) tannish head. Big juicy hop aroma, a little less fresh than I’d like. Body goes quite bitter with dry yeast. Lots of sediment and quite hazy, deep orange body. Pineapple, some lemon zest, hits some nice notes. Fantastic IPA out of Hungary, probably the best beer from here that I’ve tried.


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