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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When the first Pale Ales were sailed around the Cape to arrive in India in the early 18th century, outcries of “Zounds! Jolly good! and Huzzah!” were heard across the East Indian subcontinent. Similar exclamations are to be expected when sniffing the piney aroma and tasting the big hops, huge citrus and candy-like malt of Pfriem’s own IPA. Drink up, Guv’nor.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2016
pFriem IPA on tap at Imazato. It is a slightly lighter in color than the Fred but it remains a lovely honey gold with a filmy off-white head. It’s got a resinous hop that gives me peppery prickly pear that evokes tropical fruits. Med-full bodied with a prickly carbonation. This is a classic dank resinous piney IPA featuring pine sap and bark. Well balanced and easier drinking than you’d expect from 7.2%

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4891) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K, thanks to Dave. As ’pFriem IPA’, 7.2% bottled Sep 2015. Clear orange, still, small foamy off-white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is pine, zesty citrus, lime peel. Body is rounded, smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is piney, floral, chalky, dry with a soft finish. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (246) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at Imazato. Poured a clear darkish gold. Very hop forward aroma, fruity and floral. Taste follows suit, a lot of tropical fruity, some dank. Quite assertive bitterness, standard for the style really. A solid IPA, nothing to stand out from the crowd but it offers a refreshing tasty hop flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Gold pour with a white head. Nose has some tropical fruit character. Pineapple. Hints of herb. Light greenery. Cake batter. Flavor is fairly crisp and clean with a nice bite of citrus on the finish. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5155) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Dave. It pours a clean golden color with a minimal white. Aroma is tangy fruity zesty. Taste is hoppy zesty fruity tangy hoppy. Light to medium bodied wih good carbonation. Overall, good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10683) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle consumed at Kenny’s 20K tasting, thanks to Dave. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is fresh, rather juicy, orange candy, sherbet and a hint of toffee. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, big hit of alcohol heat, wood, straw, bitter orange and grapefruit rind. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Plenty of bitter orange about this. Quite good, but the alcohol is too big of a part of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16056) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Clear gold lasting white head. Very fruity big hoppy aroma. Very attractive. Big hoppy and rather good. Big grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Orange with a white head. Tropical citrus fruits, candied, a bit of malt, floral notes, and light spice. Medium bodied. A very nice IPA. pFriem knows what they are doing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CelticFrost (4) - Seattle, USA - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
After trudging through years in a sea awash in forgettable NW IPA’s I found this at my local grocery store. And I’m now a reborn IPA lover! In short, the closest copy of Piny the Elder I’ve found. Perfect hoppy and sweet aroma matched by an intense floral hop and malty taste. But not syrupy or overly bitter. Excellent attenuation in the ferment but just enough residual sugar remaining. Crips yet a hefty gravity. Bravo my man. Bravo. Just spectacular. And 3.99/bottle at three stores in walking distance from my house - this beer is a gift from the hop gods. Thank you.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle at trailer. Bright amber color with lasting ivory head. Tropical fruit, herbal, spicy, citrusy hoppy aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Herbal, citrus, spicy hop, tropical fruit flavors with light toast---good.


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