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Brewed by Cerveses La Pirata
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Súria, Spain
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dice la leyenda que en un pequeño pueblecito, dentro de un valle y cruzado por un río, cada año por las fiestas del equinocio de primavera, un ejército de jóvenes con ganas de fiesta suben a una montaña cargados de cervezas hasta una ermita. Lo hacen des pues del Viacrucis, pero ellos lo llaman Birrakrucis.

La ViaKrucis es un homenaje a estos jóvenes penitentes que año tras año y cruz tras cruz, suben a la montaña hasta la ermita de San Salvador, Súria.

Maltas: Pilsen, Carahell>
Lúpulos: Tomahawk, Summit, Citra

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aran (5) - - NOV 23, 2012
Really fruity aroma, like mango fruit. Very bitter, like a really IPA. This bitterness gives way to resin taste and floral aroma.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5187) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2017
"American IPA" from this exciting brewery near Barcelona, bottle of close to three months old from Etre Gourmet. Medium sized, egg-white, irregular head leaving a membrane of lacing around the edge and a landmap-like pattern in the middle, thinning out quickly, over a clear ’old gold’ coloured beer with warmer, pale orangey tinge, a bit deeper orangey and more misty with sediment. Aroma of moist old biscuit, old dried orange peel, dried wormwood or lemonbalm leaves, green peppercorns, olive oil, sweet mandarin piercing through, capers, bitter honey, parsley, raw carrot, old straw, wet paper, old bread crust, Italian sweet red onions, fresh garlic even (must be the Summit, quite obviously), lemon verbena (must be the Citra), hint of caramel deep below and something very, very vaguely ’rusty’. Crisp, lively onset, fruity in a clean way, some sweetish dried apricot and unripe banana interwoven with a sourish lemonbalm leaf-like aspect, sharpish carbonation accentuating the sourish aspect rather than the sweetish one and coarsening the mouthfeel a bit, slick and bit oily body. A somewhat salty, caper-like touch in the middle is unmistakably connected with the hops and evolves into full-fledged hop bitterness even before the finish, passing through a biscuity, smooth malt sweetish core. This hop bitterness has a resiny, tonic water- and dried grapefruit-peel-like character, coating the back of the mouth entirely but releasing only modest retronasal aromas of the white underside of an orange peel, some light mandarin and toasted onion - again, the Summit is piercing through the delicate Citra and the more versatile Tomahawk, the latter of which has clearly - and properly - been used as the bittering hop and is probably the one most responsible for the strong, peppery, resiny, ’tonic water-y’ bittering aspect in the mouth, only accentuating the Summit and Citra. I miss the Citra a bit though the lemonbalm- and mandarin-like aspects of it are still very much there, but at three months of age I suppose the oniony qualities of the Summit have retained more power so this is still very palatable and ’lively’ aromatic even for a beer vaguely referred to as "American IPA" - which says virtually nothing these days considering its many variants, but I assume the old ’standard IPA’ with its West Coast origins has been intended here. Viewed as such, this performs very well in my book, a bit generic perhaps, but quenching, thoroughly bittering, aromatic and appetizing as any decent 21st-century IPA should be. It is more than clear to me that Pirata knows what it’s doing and Naparbier aside, this is the best Spanish craft brewery to date for me, at least until I get to better know the repertoires of Edge, Laugar, Guineu, In Peccatum, Domus and hundreds of others...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2218) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers 3rd anniversary, 2017, Rotterdam. Nose is fruity, tropical fruits. Body is clear pale, head is medium, offwhite, frothy, medium lasting, good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, honey, grass. Medium sweet, light bitter, light citric sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity hoppy medium bittersweet. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty, well balanced, nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nutjes (780) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Wazig amberkleurig met gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Tropisch fruit, karamel en citrus. S: Karamelzoet met hints van tropisch fruit en een beetje citrusbitterheid. Mist wat punch. M: Doordrinker met weinig carbonatie.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Batavi (386) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
Geproefd tijdens Borefts 2016. Helder oranje goudkleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag, die langzaam wegtrekt. Mooie verse IPA aroma’s van citrusfruit en tropisch fruit als grapefruit, sinaasappel, mango en ananas en een licht accent van pijnboom. Meer citrus dan tropisch fruit. Het smaakpallet is mooi bitter, en opvallend krachtig voor een 6% bier. Bittere grapefruit, en verse sinaasappel, iets harsachtigs. Medium carbonatie, droog mondgevoel. lange bittere afdronk. Een prima IPA, ook weer een geslaagd bier van La Pirata.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7715) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2017
At the Exodus Tour 2017 / Beerlovers bar Antwerp. From tap. Pours clear blonde, small white head. Smell is bit hoppy. Taste is mild hops, decent, but just not intense enough. Medium to low bitterness. Mild citrus notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (3093) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 7, 2017
Draft 0.25l at The Wateringhole Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 24.04.2017. Taste with Potjebier and Maakun. Pour it hazy amber color with small white head. Aroma grainy, pinch of caramel and grassy. Taste dry, light sweetness, medium bitterness, grassy and tropical notes, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (3136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2017
Tap @ Wateringhole A’dam.Clear golden color. White head with good lacing. Aroma’s: nice citrussy, light malty sweet, light resin. Retronasal it’s malty sweet, resin, citrussy sourish. Flavor is bitter with light sourness. Light to medium bodied. Long firm bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Sweet citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, floral hops, sweet grain malts. Hazy brown, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bittersweet citrus fruits, orange, grapefruit, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice IPA, maybe not quite as well-balanced, a touch harsh in the aroma. Bottle at Arte&Sana, Malaga.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (864) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2017
Bien fruitée. Nez : de la mangue, de l’ananas, fond légèrement citronné voire orange. Bouche à l’attaque fruitée puis rapidement très verte, assez sèche et amère, assez chlorophylienne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (2140) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Pours foggy amber. Aroma is some tropical fruits, citric fruits, solid sweetness from malts behind. Body is medium, a bit oily, rather juicy, fruity with residual sweetness, some bitterness but not taking the spotlight. Palate continues with citric and tropical fruit flavours. Quite good.


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