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

 
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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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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4.7
millernp23 (2) - - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
Great dry and light IPA for the summer. Very interesting smell and taste that is not offensive and actually quite enjoyable even on a hot summer day.

4.5
vigs505 (1) - - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Love the lack of current American IPA hops. Love the "old world" hops. The French Aramis, Bravo, and Czech Saz hops provide a great and much needed break from the floral and fruity hop profiles. This beer is not very hop forward but presents the old world grassy and earth-tones flavors that have been missing from many curreny IPAs

4.4
dwyerpg (6462) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
An orangish color with some hops in the aroma. Way more hops in the flavor than aroma, especially up front. The body is really more citrusy/fruity than hoppy. The finish is sharp and dry but not overly so. Quite tasty. Only thing this really needs is more aroma.

4.2
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!

4.2
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a white head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing. Fruity hops, citrus, orange zest, mild bitterness. Very drinkable and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours a pretty light orange. Light tea like aroma. Good amount of bitterness here. The tannin quality extends to the taste and it melds well with the bitterness. My favorite of the Hop Kitchen series (so far)

4.1
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Draft. Cloudy orange with head and great lacing. Nowhere near as hoppy as I'd thought. Pleasant tasting and light. Nice beer for a hop I no nothing about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
mverity (362) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle share at Proof. Hazy creamsicle color with thin white head and thin white collar. Aroma is vaguely tropical fruit hops, and a good medium malt presence. Taste follows aroma very closely. Good medium body, medium carbonation. Surprisingly good. New Belgium is hit or miss for me, and this was a hit.

4.1
Braudog (6854) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Bright and shiny pour of golden amber. Firm but thin roiling head of white foam. Nice outdoorsy aromas of grass and fresh leaves. Slick mouthfeel and bountiful hoppy goodness in the drink. Nice spicy finish. Good schtuff. (#5409, 1/8/2014)

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Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2013
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy golden with a one finger creamy white head and a sheet of thick lace coats the glass. Aroma is very floral, in a different kind of way, hard to pinpoint, I like it, and is very unique. Other than the floral component there isn’t much hop presence, fruity, some sort of melon, tropical. The taste is much hoppier than the aroma, now this has some hop backbone, floral and fruity, but a robust hop dankness dominates the flavor, not sure which garden herbs they are talking about, somewhat vegetal, but this is tasty. Not as bone dry as I was expecting, more subtle. Body is medium and carbonation is soft. Weird IPA, but that is the point, experimentation with that wonderful flower that we all love, well most of us!


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