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Naparbier HopDoom

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Brewed by Naparbier
Style: Imperial IPA
Noain, Spain
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 300   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3526) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is fruity hops, citrus, sweetish stone fruits, lots of peach, grapefruit, biscuity malt, syrup, some pine resin. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and above medium bitter with a long bittersweet finish. Body is full. Pretty sweet and syrupy, also juicy and well-hopped. Enjoyable sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1359) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2016
Hazy, yellow-orange colored, small+ white head. Aroma is of malt and caramalt, a strong mix of citrus, floral, spicy and fruity hop notes. Taste is medium to very sweet caramalt, some orange, citrus, floral pine, bit spicy and some fruity hops, moderate+ aroma and bitterness, rather fresh hoppiness, bittersweet finish with noticeable alcohol and warmth. Medium to full bodied, soft+ carbonation, oily-resiny. Fresh hops but alcohol too evident, anyway very good! (bottle, Magic Beer Room, Zagreb)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Estebanik (753) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Piany prawie brak. W aromacie sosna i żywica grają bardzo subtelnie, próbując przebić się przez masywną słodycz piwa. W smaku strasznie ciężkie, gęste. Wbrew temu co oczekiwałem, chmiele prawie nie przebijają się przez tą słodycz. Nawet moja dziewczyna, która wymięka przy nawet minimalnie goryczkowych IPA, stwierdziła, że to jest zalepiająco słodkie i wcale nie gorzkie. A przecież to miał być chmielowy potwór 300 IBU. Na plus całkiem nieźle ukryty alkohol. Słodki, likierowy finisz. Nie pije się tego wcale tak źle, no ale spodziewałem się trochę czego innego.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2016
Une imperial ipa de 11,5 % abv .. Là c’est vraiment fort !! Doom de chez doom. Le niveau d’une vraie quadruple pour une bière houblonnée, il faut oser … Mais ceci prouve déjà que le genre n’est pas incompatible avec un fort niveau abv... Mon exemplaire était à 3 mois après sa date. Couleur doré un peu ambré, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites. Mousse qui se réduit à un nappage diaphane de surface (normal, vu la puissance de la bête). Arômes de mandarine, mangue, lichee, zeste d’orange, malt clair. 1ère bouche souple à la grosse entame malt clair, agrumes, amarillo, portée par l’alcool. Arrière-bouche solide, de caractère, à l’amertume touchant à l’épicé. 2ème avec amertume et fruité dans un ensemble très relevé. Arrière-bouche avec pointe de piment rouge, due au niveau abv redoutable. 3ème bouche fondue sur une amertume de haut vol, avec du lierre, vigne vierge. Arrière-bouche puissante mais très complexe. Longueur à l’amertume de grande qualité, et une profondeur du propos. Jambes assez huileuses. Levure fine, précise, élégante, grande ligne. Alcool renversant (pas littéralement, mais presque), il ne tolère pas la moindre incartade... (Doom de doom …) Finale au fruité avec une pointe de whisky des Highlands. CONCLUSION : un morceau de bravoure que cette imperial ipa … Mais il est vrai que nous sommes à Pampelune, et en matière de toros braves, on s’y connaît ici … Toujours est-il que la démonstration de la compatibilité d’un très haut niveau abv avec le style ipa est accomplie ici même, ou comme on dit en doom doom ... "hic et nunc", ou encore en flamand "hop ver doom"...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2016
A random appearance at the MBR Sour Beer gathering. Thanks Ludo! Poured a misty yellow-golden body. Orange juice, heavy, light maltiness. Sweetish orange juice notes ending quite dry and bitter, sweetish, ending bittersweet. Despite the gimmicky stats, this is very much a respectable beer. Hats off, Naparbier!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Clear orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, resin, pine and some caramel. Flavor is quite malty sweet with thick resinous hops. Nice body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4825) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
(Naparbier HopDoom) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 11.5% I see now that I opened the bottle, while having a light hangover from last night.. Deep orange colour on the body, light haze on it and a lazy activity in the glass. Foam is thick, one finger tall, with average retention. Lots of citrusy hops, giving dank aromas of citrus, heavy ripe orange, old grass, light pine. Nice taste, more sweet than I expected though, juicy hops here, light citrus, oranges, light tangerine, notable alcohol, grass, a bit of pine and resin on the finish. Medium thick body, chewy, soft carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Very strong imperial IPA by what is at least Spain’s best known ’new school’ craft brewery, with a milky, medium thick, egg-white, bubbly head breaking quickly in the middle but retaining well around the edge, sitting on top of a lightly hazy, deep ’old gold’ coloured beer with somewhat greenish hue, becoming misty and a bit deeper orange coloured with the sediment added. Strong, sweet, exotic aroma with a slightly ’skunky’ twist of old hops, impressions of ripe mango, tangerine, lychee, moldy mandarin peel, honey liqueur, sweet dessert wine, Grand Marnier, melting butter, canned pineapple slices, stale sweat, orange candy, faint stinky hint of sewer water somewhere but luckily very subtly so. Candied sweet onset, quite intense, lots of marmelade, white raisin and candied mango, in other words: ’clean’ fruitiness coated by residual white candi sugar sweetness. Soft carbonation, oily and rather vinous mouthfeel, gliding heavily over the tongue’s surface in a thick caramelly malt sweetness and leaving behind traces of the candied fruit sweetness on the one hand and early announcements of both hops and alcohol on the other hand. The latter two come to full fruition in the finish, where spicy, resinous, grapefruity hops effectuate a long-lasting bitterness (albeit not ’deep’ enough to stop the sweetness from flowing through unabatedly) and white rum- and liqueur-like alcohol heat warms the back of the mouth and throat, fortunately without becoming too astringent. Still, this type of beers is a bit over the top for me: I love a good double IPA and I can appreciate the increased intensity of both sweetness and hop bitterness, but these ’imperial’ IPAs of 11+% ABV are often a bit too alcoholic in taste, to my palate at least. That goes for this one as well: it feels very liqueurish, in much the same way as e.g. Evil Twin’s Molotov Cocktail and others, and I prefer a more ’beery’ character in an IPA. Still, this is a fascinating and intense beer to marvel at, and in spite of the alcoholic sensations left behind in the mouth and throat - and even a bit on the lips - it certainly has an interesting complexity of flavors to it, delivering what it pretends to be, so I will still grant it a high score because of that alone.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (933) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange and tropical fruit; ends medium bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The intense sweetness gets perfectly balanced by amazing bitterness the loads of hops provide.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2692) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Hazy orange with a small white head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with nice bitterness. Tropical fruits, peach, pine, spices and caramel. Very good.


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