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Brewed by Ninkasi Fabriques
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Lyon, France
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Jadis exportee vers les colonies britanniquies, l'India Pale Ale est une biere cuirvee au corps malte. Son attaque en bouche est puissamment fruitee. Elle vous livrera ensuite use franche amertume qui envahira litteralement votre palais.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruits. The flavor is sweet acidic with notes of malt and fruit some from citrus fruits, leading to a dry, bitter, and tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
28th December 2010
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Very hazy gold beer with a very small white head. Softish palate with mild carbonation. Marmaladish orange with sweet caramel malt underneath. Finishes soft. Like the way this beer delivers it’s hops in a soft way - makes a change from the usual slap accross the chops!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tdtm82 (912) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle, Chris O’s Pre-NY tastings - thanks Caspar! Aroma is oak. Sauvignon Blanc grapes, bready yeast and also a tad floral element on the nose. Taste is Sauvignon Blanc grapes, honey, sweet malts, floral hops and also quite bitter. Sweet and floral and moderalely hopped. I really am not a white wine drinker so sad to say this isn’t working for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14600) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle at Chris NY Tasting 2010. From Caspar. Cloudy orange gold. Thin off white head. Lovely light grapefruit aroma. Decent ipa. Some tasty hop. Rather good. Beat french ipa i have had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
In short: A different kind of hoppy beer. Very smooth highly drinkable beer.
How: Bottle (22oz?, 750ml?). Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase directly in France. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Opaque dark orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is very tangy and fresh grass. Taste is orange muffin, a lot straws, yeast, a bit of earth, some citrus fruits, some grass. Very mild bitterness. The carbonation is smooth. Something about the straw-like malts and yeast made for a body that felt very light yet very full. Far from an intense beer, this one is overall very smooth. This was a fun beer, and one I could drink many pints of. This is a good beer and I don’t know why that beer got trashed by so many ratings. I think these people have a chip on their shoulder. The easiest point of amputation is the neck.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
750ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit, tea and toffee. Hoppy and fruity taste with notes of grapefruit and toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle from Cave à Bulles. Cloudy amber with a dense offwhite head. Nice citric fruit aroma with hints of bread underneath. Herbal hoppiness that works well together with the orange fruit flavours. A bit grainy mouthfeel. Interestingly different IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle at a tasting thanks to David and Catherine
Appearance : Hazy amber, some lacing and small head.
Aroma : Fruity and hoppy. Very nice fruits. Some malt.
Taste : Very fresh and fruity. Carbonation quite soft.
Overall : Very very fruity. Quite enjoyable. Very drinkable. Maybe a bit simple or a bit too much on the fruit juice side. Still very enjoyable. A bit of a surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6807) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
A really cool bomber brought back from France by Craig, thanks man. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. The aroma is straw, grainy, yeasty, sweet earthy hops. The flavor is not a hop-head’s dream, but sweet, yeasty, here comes the profiling, but it tasted like a biere de garde. Nice and easygoing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bottle from La Cave a Bulles in Paris
Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with a nice white head, very little lacing
Aroma: Caramel, wheat, fruit and lemon
Taste: Sweet malts, lemon and some hop bitterness in the finish
A very nice beer, very crisp and clean on the palate.


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