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Brewed by Naparbier
Style: Imperial IPA
Noain, Spain
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.4
Joelgarcia (9) - - AUG 14, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2017 [De barril] Color ámbar brillante, fina capa de espuma beige de un dedo de grosor, en nariz afrutada, con notas verdes, resinas, lúpulo aromático, en boca dulzona sin exceso, pasando por mango, pomelo, hasta llegar al sabor del lúpulo, una cerveza redonda, ni rastro de gusto alcoholico.

3.8
ShivanDragon (4205) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2017
Helder gouden met witte kraag. Aroma en smaak van hop, gras, mout, redelijk zoet, glad, romig, zacht, matig tot redelijk bitter, gist, den, ananas, fruitig, hoppige afdronk

3.5
gyllenbock (9313) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle, thanks Silenzi. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of hops, some pine, orange and light grass. Similar taste, also with some soap. The finish was quite bitter.

3.5
SirLimpsalot (4287) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2017
@ Silenzi 17-7-31: ingen större doft men en mycket krispig smak med tydlig gräs. Ganska frisk men kanske något ensformig.

3.6
Nisse666 (7524) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle from Zombier cons 2017-07-21 Fuengirola AR: tropical fruity, pine, orange marmalade (Scottish) AP: bronze cleat, frothy cream yellow steady foam F: bitter orange marmalade, thick soapy liquid, dry mouth feeling, wee grapefruit flesh

3.6
SinH4 (4943) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is piney, grapefruit, toffee. Taste is juicy grapefruit, toffee, toasted malts, sticky. Warming bittersweet finish. Silky mouthfeel. Good!

3.5
kaserov (799) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2017
Color dorado, translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media tirando a suave. Textura oleosa. Aroma a naranja, fruta tropical (mango, fácilmente), malta caramelizada (algo dulce y placentero pero esperaba un olor más bestia). Sabor a fruta tropical (mango), naranja, pomelo, con buena dosis de malta caramelizada y toques herbales. De entrada es casi dulce pero luego se estabiliza y pese a no ser una DIPA muy expresiva, tiene buen sabor. Amargor final suave de no mucha duración. Resina en postgusto. Está bien, desde luego, pero me deja un tanto a medias (aun así, creo que han superado el lote anterior, que era bastante más cítrico, húmedo, resinoso y ramplón). Me recuerda ligeramente a la More brutal than session de La Quince, aunque aquella me gustó más.

3.7
DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2017
33cl bottle shared with friends. Hazy dark orange with a small white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good bitterness with subtle fruity sweet tones. Caramel, malts, tangerine, pine and subtle yeast. Good.

4.4
janubio (883) - SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Amber colour, medium head, very long retention and there’s always a layer on the surface. Good lace. Aroma of caramel, resins, chocolate, dried fruits, olives, citrics, tropical fruits, pepper. Strange mix, but it works really fine. Full creamy palate with a very good carbonation. Tasteis sweet at first, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, then it goes to resins and tropical fruits, with notes of citrics and pepper. Wow, strange but wonderful.

4.2
Alengrin (5438) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2017
Double IPA from Naparbier, probably the most influential and best known (though not the first) of these new generation Spanish craft brewers. Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Medium thick, snow white, densely moussy head, lacing in disparate ’dots’ and quickly thinning in the middle, over a lightly hazy, warmly and deeply orange golden beer with amberish tinge and some strings of tiny bubbles rising up here and there, more equally hazy amber with sediment. Very aromatic nose, impressions of half-dried orange peel and lots of it, biscuit, olive oil, dried mango cubes, Turkish delight even, green tomato, freshly cut red bell peppers, quite prominent ’real’ hay, fresh parsley somewhere, overripe lime flesh, lychee, pink pepper, dried bitter herbs (wormwood leaves), bitter honey, fainter hints of grilled chicken and barbecue spices, iron and even onsetting ’rusty’ oxidation though this bottle is not very old, bitterroot liqueur, warm toast, dried apricot. Fruity onset, clean but vivid, with hints of dried mango, starfruit, some lychee and blood orange, sweetish and sourish with a green olive-like, subtle umami touch, medium carbonated, slick but thick and very oily, almost glueish mouthfeel. A vague salty accent announces the hops, growing in intensity over a mellow, supple, very biscuity and lightly toasty malt sweet body, ending in expressive citrussy (blood orange, pink grapefruit) retronasal aromas with a dash of pine thrown in; meanwhile, down in the mouth, a coating of resinous, grapefruit peel- and tonic water-like hop bitterness covers the finish, lingering on the root of the tongue for a long time alongside some warming, gin-like alcohol. Typical West Coast DIPA I’d say, though perhaps just a tad less harshly hoppy than many actual American examples in this segment - which I think is a good thing in this case, allowing for the sweet aromas of whichever fruity hop was used to truly shine. The lovely biscuity malt sweetness shines as well and is matched perfectly with the sweet and still grapefruity and piney hop character. A very generous beer, radiant and technically perfect, though perhaps a bit too old already - shame, I think this is as lush as any American DIPA when fresh. Still lush and very aromatic though, so I’m not complaining. Naparbier once again proves that they have mastered the Anglo-Saxon top-fermented craft beer styles to perfection. A real treat on a spring afternoon, with the nods to blood oranges and green olives almost making me dream of the Spanish sun.


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