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Brewed by Cerveja Sovina
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Porto, Portugal
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Color covers. White foam, creamy and persistent. An aromatic and bitter beer created by British brewers to withstand the trip to India, which would quench the thirst of the troops of His Majesty. A piece of history in the bottle!


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (3974) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy deep amber with a large creamy beige head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Aroma is malty, breath, nutty, hints of grass. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, apple tartness, lots of acidity. Lightish body, high carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Definitely a British IPA in style, and not a good one

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014 I am quite disappointed by this Portuguese IPA. Interesting nose, different from what I know, it smells a bit like glue ;) but then the plate doesn’t follow. Not bad, but nothing great about it...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbnz (36) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle @ Tapas 24 in Porto

Appearance: Hazy amber-brown
Aroma: Sweet malt heavy aroma masking the hops
Taste: Caramel malts, light fruit, but lacking bitterness
Palate: Medium body

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Haxy brown, huge rocky head, a litle yeast residue. Bittersweet, rich flavor. Anise, bitter oranges, mango. Tones of sulphur, but not ina an unpleasant way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5439) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from andrepintado, many thanks. Hazy dark orange color with huge off-white head. Tropical fruity hops, bready malt in aroma. Solid malty backbone followed by tropical fruity, spicy hops, with light fruity tartness in background. Resiny hoppy finish. Easy drinkable, enjoyable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
courtesy of André Gonçalves - hazy amber-brown beer with a little foam left; earthy and light vegetable-like aroma, notes of almonds; overcarbonated, some candied sweetness, earthy and astringent; some bitterness, light notes of ripe fruits and more earthy notes in the finish - not convincing

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
In short: An IPA attempt that is total mess with a strange array of flavors.
How: Bottle at Taberna Da Rua Das Flores, Lisbon Portugal.
The look: Clear dark amber body topped by a little beige ring of foam.
In long: Nose is floral, perfumy, aromatic tea, overall strange aroma that is hard to describe. Body has an oily texture and it is lacking carbonation, the mouthfeel was totally lifeless. Taste is old rotting tea, some kind of low sweetness table syrup, a weird sensation of artificial flower flavors, cooked apples, other weird stuff. What a mess this beer was. And that’s pretty much when I decided to drink only wine for the remainder of my stay in Portugal. Beers are so bad in Portugal that I went shopping three times to the same beer store before I realized it was actually a hardware store and I was drinking industrial lubricant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (252) - Køge, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ home. Appearance: pours unclear amber/brown with powerful off-white head with good lacing. Aroma/taste: grain, caramel, citrus and floral/herbal notes. Palate: high carbonation, medium body, distinct bitterness, nice dry finish, medium duration, and am watery texture. Overall: ok ipa

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bastarda (147) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
bottled in 3/2014. Maybe stored in a warm place for too long, maybe past its best time, which could maybe explain why this bottle was almost a gusher, (ok, maybe in the car for too long, but with enough time to settle down in the fridge). cooked vegetables-nose, mainly broccoli and leek. Tastewise a tour-de-force: bitter-hops-blast forcing the palate into almost post-dentist numbness. Where are all the aroma-hops gone?

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Petrosian (9) - - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
Very acid/sour bitter flavour, somewhat imbalanced. Hazy body and shallow colour. Very malty.


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