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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10175) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Sampled @ Tilburg Bierfestival. Clear amber color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, hops, sweetish hops, lightly metallic, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (998) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 14, 2015
Cloudy deep orange colour with a small off white head. Aromas of caramel, wet grass, floral and some fruity esters develop. Lightly carbonated with a medium slickness and medium body. Rather sweet with some resinous bitterness arising hitting the abrasive. Dry lasting finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Tilburgs Bierfestival 2015. Dark amber, reddish,… ? Nose is oily raw, vegetable, barn,… Taste is raw fermenting wort, vegetable, sweetish sugar, candy sugar,… Wort & candy body. Not good. (Thanks for sharing!)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_r (43) - FRANCE - JUN 1, 2015
Robe ambrée et nez caramélisé. Peu fleuri pour une IPA, amertume légère et peu persistante. Peu d’arôme en bouche.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (110) - - MAY 27, 2015
ABV 6.4%. Amber, slightly hazy. Very large light beige frothy head, good retention. Not too strong an aroma, you have too dig up the floral, some herbs, a bit of caramel. Not too hoppy, medium bitter. Well balanced. Soft carbonation, dies out quickly.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alexander1971 (3) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015 does not count
experience in 7 cl bottle CLASSIC IPA great appearance aroma - floral flavors - good experience body finish and your overall experience with the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3204) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
6.4% bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Lisbon, Portugal. This hazy orange coloured beer pours with a huge foamy head. It has spicy candy sugar and floral hoppy flavours with a malty body and a slight pineapple and woody hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1140) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
Tasted 27/3/15 at Medrosa d’Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal. Poured a murky brown toffee/amber-brown colour with a few white bubbles as a collar and no lacing. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma of floral hops with an underlying malt sweetness. Taste has a nice light choppy bitterness. Light to medium body. Dry, very refreshing with a lingering soft hops finish but much softer than a typical IPA. Good for a Portuguese beer. Must be difficult to retail beer in a market dominated by grapes.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (4654) - 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...


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