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New Belgium Hop Kitchen #2 - French Aramis India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A drier IPA for the summer, brewed with French Aramis hops to create an aroma of fresh cut flowers and garden herbs.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Very floral, with an earthy aspect and a little spice. Less citrus and pine than the usual ipas/iipas, but I really dug this one. Went down easy for the abv and my nose kept returning to the glass."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sampled on 8/7/2014. This India Pale Ale pours a slightly cloudy medium yellow orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is floral, citrusy, with some orange, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy, orange and floral. Medium bitterness IPA, that lasts a good while in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation, lots and lots of small bubbles. Ann interesting hop, not sure if I have ever tried this one before. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (278) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Floral, spicey, orange, pungent aromas. Pours cloudy yellow/orange with good frothy off white head. Dry, clean, soft, floral, tangerines, good mouthfeel. Good stuff at a even better price

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (301) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
A beautiful hop aroma just like if you were brewing comes from this cloudy pale orange brew with a small white head. For the taste I get fresh wert with an aftertaste of green. Maybe broccoli or peas in the pod. It is grassy I guess is the best way to put it. Itís light bodied and refreshing with a decent carb. Buy it. Worth it.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Tomato and onion, nose, lemon and orange accents. Cloudy amber, thick sticky head. Musty, dusty oak flavor. A bit vegetal. Rustic and only subtly fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (638) - Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours fairly clear light golden. Nose is floral and grassy. Taste is light with some dirt and stone fruit.. I need to try this again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bomber from whole foods, orange pour, small white head, smells bitter and of citrus, taste is bitter and hoppy, orange peels, nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a straw color. I agree with my brother, has a weird vegetal thing going on with it. Lacked any hop or bitter complexity.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours a halt straw color with pillowy head. Aroma is light spice and vegetables. Taste is very earthy and vegetal. Blech. Bad bottle? Not enjoyable at all times.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy golden orange colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dissipates within a minute, a fair amount of speckled spider web lacing. The smell is floral yet there are elements of toffee that come through in a weird sort of way. The taste is bitter but sweet, the toffee comes back fairly strong, super dry aftertaste and finish (wow, perhaps one of the driest beers Iíve ever had). The palate is about a light to medium, and fairly sessionable. Carbonation is fairly subdued but still good for the style. Overall, AIPA, wow, uh... ok, I guess it is, but I say pretty different than what Iíve had, the strong toffee coming through in the aroma and taste is pretty different, not sure where Iím getting that, but alright, good for New Belgium for trying something different, but I canít see myself wanting this again.


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