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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nirvana IPA is kettle-hopped with Bravo, Simcoe, Centennial, Topaz, and Mosaic, dry-hopped with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo and clocks in at 6.5% ABV and 60 IBUs. The flavor is hoppy, juicy and citrusy goodness – without harsh bitterness.

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3.4
BroSpud (2199) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a white head and plenty of sediment at the end of the pour. Decent enough IPA with the noticeable flavor notes of their Belgian yeast.

3.7
Dacrza (996) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2017
DATE: July 28, 2017... OCCASION: Anniversary #16 with the love of my life and the mother of my three boys--couldn’t think of a beer more aptly named to describe how I feel today... GLASSWARE: Liberty Craft House inverted pint.... pours an effervescent, subtly opaque golden amber body that produces robust bubbles that cling to the glass while also basing quite a prolific white head... webbing and cragging at a three-fingered height, it looks the part of an IPA... the Bravo and Simcoe clearly propound dank smell of earth, while the Centennial, Citra, and Amarillo suggest grapefruit, melon, light pine and resin... not overpowering, but welcoming... at 6.5%, smooth, vibrant, balanced, and not bitter at its 60 IBUs, with medium body and lingering finish... oddly, more attention gets paid at its back end than at the teeth... the fruitiness of this beer is appropriate--neither bitter nor biting--and the grapefruit and melon are balanced by light caramel and biscuit malts... some resin, but more floral bouquet... not much else to write or probe... as Ommegangs go, another solid offering but not one that makes me wish I had tried sooner... pushes the style forward or has a unique Ommegang quality to it...

3.1
Ernest (7723) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle (BB Sep 2017). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (orange, grapefruit, apricot, melon). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Another rather harsh IPA thanks no doubt to dry-hopping, although it’s a bit less abusive here than in many examples, especially in the nose (nicely fruity without much of the usual artificial/chemical quality dry-hopping can impart). Harsh bitterness wears out its welcome before the halfway point (of a 12oz bottle), but it’s tolerable. Poor, prickly carbonation doesn’t help. Drinkable for the style, but short of being truly enjoyable.

4.7
russter (2) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
Hearty, earthy IPA in the classic style with a tad hint of citrus. Reminds me of Heady Topper.

3.5
johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle in trade from jcwattsrugger, thanks for the opportunity! Just a touch of haze in a light copper beverage with a frothy whitehead that persists. Lots of citrus and pine and sweet bread on the nose. Tropical earthy pine and grassy flavor with faint maltiness. Pretty good IPA, but not exactly Nirvana.

3.8
stevoj (5288) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle from Tops. Pale golden, hazy, thick foamy head. Belgian yeast adds a nice savory snap. Peppery, yeasty, savory. Bread, crackers, nice snap.

3.7
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
[8923-20161205] 355mL bottle. Orange citrus oil aroma. Hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter hoppy orange citrus flavour has a mellowed aftertaste. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7

3.1
shawnmurphy (539) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours hazy gold with thick creamy white head. Aroma: floral, honey, lemon. Flavor: biscuit, honey, non-citrus bittersweetness. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied; prickly lingering hopiness with a dry finish. Drinks like an English pale ale. From a master brewer of Belgian-style beers, this beer is an OK introduction to the non-Belgian craft beer market, although there are many better IPAs out there.

2.9
migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2017
Surprised to see Ommegang steering toward the middle of the road with this and their Witte... and disappointed that they are not very good at it. Bottle into nonic, dark gold and slightly hazy color with a pillowy foam, a bit of which persists. Tiny bubbles rising. Aroma of resin and grapefruit. The taste is kind of mineral-y and bitter, grapefruit rind. Boy, am I glad I look at BA from time to time or I would have missed, ’Fails to accentuate specific notes from the flavour profile or to elevate the beer as a gestalt whole.’ Um, yeah, whatever. This ale is a bit spicy, but otherwise lacks any complexity and is situated somewhere toward the lower end of the middle of the road.

3.4
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2017
Bue à la pression. Blond ambré. Nez ananas, palais bien amer, fruité, pamplemousse, ananas. Belle longueur. Finale bien sèche.


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