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Brewed by Donkey Santorini Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Santorini (Thira), Greece
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: Brewed with Santorini Assyrtiko (2011) must and Nelson Sauvin hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Achel (175) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity, peachy and grapefruity. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4745) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Location: 750 ml bottle from the brewery, 5/28/15

Aroma: The aroma is oddly reminiscent of the local assyrtiko grape, a little earthy, grassy, lemon, and pale malt
Appearance: It pours a rather murky darker orange color with a thick frothy beige head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is fairly balanced, strong malt presence, lightly sweet, with a good, hearty hop bitterness as well
Palate: The body is medium, with an average carbonation, this one had a decent, but not great, overall feel
Overall Impression: Had a small sample of this at the brewery and I wasnt that impressed, but I got a bottle anyway since its still more interesting than pretty much any other domestic beer I have found in Greece. As Im drinking this bottle Im enjoying it more though, so Im going to give it a better score than I would have off the sample. Must be the water!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ckilly (39) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
My first Greek IPA and it is delicious. We're having Gyros and Pita and really the smooth taste and finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub shared by Frits. Thanks for sharing! Pretty hazy dark orange to reddish color, medium to full sized white to off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is lightly malts and quite full of lightly sweetish, quite floral hops. Taste lightly malts, floral hops, lightly sweetish, moderately bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (1095) - , CYPRUS - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Shared. Hazy dark orange colour. pine fruity hop aroma and flavour, medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (734) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2015
Pretty good IPA - standard appearance and aroma is as youd expect. Good malt balance with the bitterness however on the downside I get left with almost a bitter chocolate aftertaste. A little harsh with the specialty malts clashing with the hop flavors is a bit of a detractor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2015
750 ml bottle. BB 20/09/2105. At the Beer Time, Athens, Greece. Amber colour with a big foamy off-white head. Yeasty hoppy aroma with pine and some resin accompanied with some maltiness. The flavour is pine and resin hops, moderate bitterness, some caramel sweetness and maltiness. Not necessarily an IPA that requires the royal treatment it got (served in a champagne bowl covered in ice) but certainly a good example of a rare breed of Greek IPA. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nck_masters (3) - - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
Hands down the best Greek beer. Everything you want from an IPA you find it in this beer. Only downside is the price given its a Greek beer after all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (196) - - OCT 26, 2014
Beer from brewery tour. Pours a nice orange coloured beer, slighty hazy, with a good sized off-white head on top. Good retention, light lacing left on the glass. Nice aroma of hops, some citrus. Great taste, lots of citrus, some pine, resin, some malts and caramel on the finish jst before the bitterness from hops kicks in. Quite long aftertaste too. Medium body, good soft carbonation. Overall a very good beer.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3/3 on brewery minitour. The earth/dirt note hit hardest for me on this one, and the same huge bitterness without hop character and aromatics that brought the Red Donkey down for me was in fuller effect here.


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