New Belgium Hop Kitchen #2 - French Aramis India Pale Ale

RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A drier IPA for the summer, brewed with French Aramis hops to create an aroma of fresh cut flowers and garden herbs.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
23 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a crazy soft white head. Glass is covered in lacing. Aroma of flowers, citrus, pine, and a hint of sweet nectar. Soft creamy body. Not much carbonation. Taste of pine, citrus, oranges, sweet malts, flowers, and fresh herbs. Hop bitterness is balanced out by the fresh herbs. Light dry finish. Pretty interesting. Enjoyable on this rainy night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with a white head. Aromas of dried spice, malt, pine and hops. The dried spices are too overwhelming for my taste, but very creative and different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (1242) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours a golden orange with a clean, foamy white head. Aromas of flowers, oranges, pines, and dried mangoes. Flavors are sweet orange and mango at first, some floral, pine, and herb in the middle with a bitter bite and a dry finish. Honestly, I havent had an IPA like this one yet. It is much more floral and piney than others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1763) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is fruity flowery piney hops with some biscuity malts.

The flavor is biscuity earthy malts with some fruity floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting hop for an IPA. I dont like the biscuit malt in the backbone. The hops are a bit too floral for me but interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, yeast, earthiness, herbal notes and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw,citrus, herbal notes, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (1077) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with almost no head. Floral aroma, with a very distinct citrus (orange?) flavor amidst the hops. First time Id heard of Aramis hops, and they make for a very tasty, slightly different IPA. Very glad to have a chance to give this one a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
650ml bottle into Meteoer Pils glass. Slightly hazed gold pour. Thick, huge, foamy white head. Nice lacing. Smell is fresh herbs, sorrel, citrus zest, sweet basil, nice cracker malt backing. Mouthfeel is dry. Has lots of herbal character, bready malts, slightly bittersweet. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chacobella (52) - Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Its good to see that NB can make a nice hoppy beer if they want. More floral than citrus aroma and taste. I like the dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Orange cream Popsicle, what the heck? The aroma is strong and citrus with big fresh hop notes. The taste is a creamy orange...seriously. Finishes surprisingly smooth and yummy. Is this the future of summer IPAs? If so, bring it!...fireworks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
I liked this. I didnt know about French Aramis hops before this, and although the aroma I got still had a distinctly citrus/grapefruit vein to it, in the flavor I noticed the substantial difference--it was low key, dry but not astringent, and it had a very herbal, floral, perfumey quality. It made me think that the hops were actually "French Perfume". But on a summers night, yes, it was the right direction to go. Average palate, and a somewhat rich color. Big head on my pour. Bottle.

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