New Belgium The Trip IX (Down Under IPA)

New Belgium Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Elysian Brewing (AB InBev)
Fort Collins, Colorado USA
6.3% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 9 Ratings | Series Seasonal |
Wonderful hops are coming out of Australia and New Zealand all of a sudden, full of tropical notes and aromas. The idea for a Down Under IPA builds an ethereal hop structure of Pacific Gem and Nelson Sauvin from New Zeland and Australian Galaxy atop a medium weight pale ale. In addition, the exotic aroma of the hops is augmented with actual passion fruit. Brewed with pale and Crisp 77° crystal malt.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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