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Xbeeriment Hoppenheimer Imperial IPA

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 116   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Editor’s note: From 2010 - 2012 this beer was brewed at Amager Bryghus. From the summer of 2012 it will be brewed at Herslev Bryghus.

An Imperial IPA made with Marris Otter pale malt, 3 different hop varieties from 3 different parts of the world, fermented fairly dry.... The result; a nuclear meltdown of hops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Aroma:Caramel and citrus fruit,pine apple juice.. Appearance:Clear orange,goad head.. Flavor:caramel,pine apple,alcohol...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Foamy White Head, Decent Lacing S: Grainy Malts, Floral T: Bread, Mild Resin, Mild Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty, Mildly Bitter Overall, for a DIPA, it was a little underwelming on the nose and flavor...the boozy finish was too strong for a lack of taste to mask it. Unless, you get this cheap, not worth the money IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un micne col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5187)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
A long-lasting, full white foam resides above the gently hazy deep golden hue. Fairly complex and appetizing hop nose, surprisingly perhaps for a beer that went through several months of private importation delays and transportation. There is a strong orangey, grapefruity foreground, but which is backed by ample tropical and green notes - think mango, litchi, pineapple. Underneath, the malt base is superb imo. Pale and complex Marris Otter, just a tad toasty, never to sweet, yet roundish, full-flavoured, very cerealic, bready. A perfect base to a Double IPA I find - not too much cloying sugars, yet a firm, flavourful malt base which does not steal the show. Finish suffers a bit from its lack of freshness, the hops mute into an orange tea character, leafier and soapier than it probably is when fresh. Certainly something I’ll be seeking in the future if I can find it fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1163) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
Tap @ Fermentoren, Köpenhamn 14/9. Maltig, knäckig doft. Maltig smak av grape, knäck mm. Lite sträv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
On tap at Ørsted Ølbar. Almost clear reddish amber with a decent white head. Fruity, grapey hoppy nose with distinct malty notes.Toasted. Honeylike sweetness. Light grassy. Lovely, resiny dry bitter finish. Full body but very high drinkability and yummyness - despite the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
From the private SAQ import. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a big warm yellow cap, great retention and loads of fluffy lace. Fruity malts with lots of caramel and even butterscotch at one point. The hop is present, but the whole thing seems more like a normal IPA, not like an Impy IPA. Notes of grapefruits eventually appear. Alcohol is very well-hidden, goes down quite nicely. Grapefruit zest in the taste offering a little dryness. Orange hints linger in the aftertaste. Really smooth overall and different for the style as previously mentioned. In a good way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1226) - NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
Pale amber in colour, slightly unclear, not much head. Aroma of American hops. Bitter, for some reason with a hint of smoked malt, and grape fruit, in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (302) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Tap, 9.7%. Dark orange color, almost no head. Taste is bitter with malt and grapefruit. Easy to drink despite its heavy abv. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOLA_DK (285) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle at home from Voldby. Pours hazy orange with a big white head. Hoppy, dank aroma. Malty at first, then loads of grapefruits taste. Long, bitter aftertaste. Nice, dangerously easy drinking IIPA.

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