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Brewed by Pivovar Kocour
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepefromdale (10) - 6963 Dale i Sunnfjord, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2011
Citrusy aroma, hay. Light orange, small white head, cloudy. Taste is mosty bitter as to be expected from an IPA. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter and longslastning finish. This beer can be recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at GBBF 2011. Hazy golden, with thick, fluffy white head. Smells good, with a bit of berry on the hop. Tastes fruitier than a standard US IPA, with some cake icing thrown in. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle. Liked this one. Lots of mango and apricots. Too bad that the yeast came through a little too miuch. Still nice though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
First off, awesome name for the brewery. Second this was my first IPA in months so it gets a bias, but I LOVED it. Nice mango in the smell and taste.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2011
750 ml. Hazy, golden body. Fizzy, white head. The aroma has notes of stinky cheese, grass, toasted grain, flowers, rotten fruit, citrus, earthiness and lacquer. The flavor is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and lively carbonation. The beer is aggressively hopped. But the aromas and flavors are not appealing. The rotten fruit flavor gets overrun by bitterness which is a plus because bitter is better than rotten. Unpleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Keg at the Euston Tap. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a creamy, white cap. Aroma holds a lot of buttered bread, some vegetables, hints of ripe orange. Flavor is quite sweet, honey and cakey bread, grassy bitterness, subtle pine, dank hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Warmish finish, some dry toastiness in the throat, hints of yeast, light pine. Seems like this beer is still trying to find itself. Alright. (10 June 2011, Score: 3.4)

Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours clear yellow with a white foam head. Nice. Some cleansing minerals, citrus peel, moderate sweetness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Gritty mineral finish with pale malts and rindy citrus. Not bad. (Score: 3.4)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElDesmadre (1585) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Hazy golden, frothy and quite durable head. Aroma is strong citrusy hops with a lingering graininess that resembles that of a Czech pilsener, plus some hay. Also a bit flowery and some faint strawberries. Great, fresh and rustical aroma. Carbonation slightly above moderate. Taste is lightly estery-malty at the front with a heavy and broad citrusy-grapefruity bitterness at the back, accompanied by that rustical grain-hay collage. Fantastic!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6936) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Keg at 6% at the Euston Tap. It pours hazy light straw yellow, with a very thin off-white head and high carbonation. The nose is sweet orange, hay, bread and straw. The taste is lemon, lime, sweet orange, metal, hay, grass, sweaty socks and cardboard. it starts out quite sweet and finishes with a citrusy, moderate bitter taste. Too much metal coming through from the carbonation. I agree with the previous suggestions that this is more like a hoppy lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2011
Pivotéka Zlý Časy, Prága. Rosszabb pontszáma van, mint a sima ipa-nak, pedig azok közül amiket én kóstoltam, ez egyértelműen jobb. Az igazi narancssárgás ipa-szín, kemény habja piszkosfehér, és jó sokáig csúcsosodik az ital tetején. Az illata nagyon ott van, rengeteg gyümölcs: barack, mangó, dinnye, na meg persze virágillat és egy halvány mézes beütés, igazi nektár ez. Az ízéről hasonló jókat lehet írni, a komlós keserűség azonban nem olyan erőteljes, nem szárítja ki a teljes tápcsatornánkat, ettől kicsit más jellegű, mert nagyon jól lehet inni, picit édeskésebb is a szokottnál, nagyon hasonló a Serforrás IPA-hoz. Kellemesen testes, jó száraz és a szénsavassága is nagyon el van találva, bármikor jólesik egy ilyen sör, feltétlen érdemes kipróbálni.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2011
Bit hazy liquid with thick head. Aroma is grassy with herbal and floral essences. The taste is a bit premature in my opinion with notes of sweetness and biterness too. Aftertaste is hoppy, bitter. A nice IPA all in all.


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