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Kaltenecker Chopper IPA Grand Champion 2012

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Brewed by Pivovar Kaltenecker
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Rožňava, Slovak Republic
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Grand champion of Biela Vrana 2012 competition. Brewed after recipe of Kladzivar, Mekfartin and Wardrobe Beer Manufactury.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (517) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Bottle from Cuso in the latest Euro Swap, thanks! I unorthodoxly had this from the bottle during band rehearsal so appearance is set to a median 3. Aroma has lots of sweet malt, pine and thick cut orange marmalade. Taste is pretty much as the aroma but could do with more bitterness punch. Light to medium body, low carbonation, dry.
Ok IPA but some more bitterness couldn’t hurt. Still, perfect and refreshing for a rehearsal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (537) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 19, 2015
500 ml bottle from a trade with Werckmeister. Thanks!
Dark amber to copper, hazy body, with a quite small, lacing, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of citrus, tangerine, orange, apricot, some vegetables, grass, bread, some honey.
Taste is pretty much the same.
Quite light mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, zesty, a bit piney, with some herbs.

Very nice! Interesting mix of fresh citrus fruits and grassy notes, with a subtle, smooth malt backbone. A bit too less variety in the hop notes though. Overall nothing outstanding, but a refreshing and crisp IPA still.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1285) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 18, 2015
Bottled, 500 ml. Clear amber body with a creamy and lasting off-white pillow on its top. Mild grapefruity, somewhat yeasty nose. and aroma underpainted by mild sweet caramel, herbs, hints of florals and minerals, mouthfeel is slick. Lingering, sweetbitter finish with orange peel and some gently warming alcohol. Refined, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle received from MisoW as part of local swap world wide edition -- Pours an Amber with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is sweet malt and sweet hops. Flavor is a nice clean malt with persistent floral hops coming through on the end. Pleasant sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3631) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
50cl bottle from Secret Santa, thanks Cuso! bbe 05/15. Pours deep amber with a thick white head. Caramel, citrus, biscuity malt aroma. Flavor has citrus, biscuits, minerals, dark fruity notes. Decent bitterness in the finish. English style. Nog sure of that was intended, but quite drinkable as it is. Bit heavy perhaps.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8338) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
bottle from Kulovy Blesk. Deep golden with an orange glow, large white head, lovely spicy and aromatic hops in the nose. Full-bodied, good and intensive malty base, lots of fruity and slightly resiny hops. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3521) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle at home from my European secret Santa, cheers!
slightly yoghurty mango lassi aroma. Hazy dark amber with offwhite lacing. Fairly pithy bitterness balanced by sweet caramalt and fruity peel. Good level of bitterness but not enough hop loveliness for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8934) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from trade with Cuso, many thanks!
Leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes IPA mit wenig weißem Schaum. Geruch leicht hopfig fruchtig, wenig exotische Früchte. Geschmack angenehm fruchtig hopfig, wenig bitter, etwas harzig, lecker!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1199) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at Goblins pub, Bratislava. Pours light brown with very small white head. Hoppy caramel aroma. Fruit moderate hoppy, caramel flavor. Bitter hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2195) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
Jun ’14. A 0.33 l bottle kindly given away by Kaltenecker crew when we met in Zagreb, thanks guys! It poured hazy caramel-copper body with really tiny head. Straightforward orange hop aroma rounded by biscuit malt, typical but fine. Flavor was bitter, herbal with pleasant fruity and caramel malty counterpart. Touch of darker malt like raisins. Medium bodied with longer biscuit and bitter herbal finish. Might have been a bit less bitter than typical style example. Simple, but effective, a pleasant IPA, brewmasters didn’t want to take any chances here, for good.


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