German IPAs

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churchyard
20:07 Sun 8/26/2012

Does anyone have a favorite German IPA? I just finished up a blog post on them (It was great to meet you earlier this month; thanks for your help in picking out some great German IPAs! Here’s the blog post: http://churchyardbrewery.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-german-ipa.html), but I’m curious what German IPAs you may like that I missed!

 
TAR
beers 2787 º places 34 º 20:31 Sun 8/26/2012

Andreas at Zoiglstube Gänstaller apparently just whipped up a German-meets-U.S. Double IPA with a blend of German and American hops. He does whirlpool hopping like few others, and if his zoigl is any indicator, I’d do what it takes to get over there PRONTO!

 
humlelala
beers 1375 º places 89 º 21:45 Sun 8/26/2012

Originally posted by churchyard
but I’m curious what German IPAs you may like that I missed!

You missed the CREW IPA:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/crew-ipa/171714/

And a number of the other Fritz IPA’s if they’re still available..

 
Erlangernick
beers 6 º places 2 º 23:39 Sun 8/26/2012

Originally posted by humlelala
Originally posted by churchyard
but I’m curious what German IPAs you may like that I missed!

You missed the CREW IPA:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/crew-ipa/1717 href="null" target="_blank">null14/

And a number of the other Fritz IPA’s if they’re still available..


What little of I’ve had of Fritz’s have been impressive: CO2 draught at the new beer fest in Munich in March and a bottle or two. Impressive in the sense that he captures the west-coast/PNW IPA thing really well, if that’s what you’re after. Me, nearly all such beers are too crystal-y sweet, a waste of beautiful hops.

I THINK the CREW guys had their new IPA at the fest, but I can’t recall for sure. If so, it doesn’t stand out in memory, just as their PA is not *bad*, but also not really great.

 
Erlangernick
beers 6 º places 2 º 23:41 Sun 8/26/2012

Originally posted by TAR
Andreas at Zoiglstube Gänstaller apparently just whipped up a German-meets-U.S. Double IPA with a blend of German and American hops. He does whirlpool hopping like few others, and if his zoigl is any indicator, I’d do what it takes to get over there PRONTO!


Am intrigued by this, as his "Zeugl" (as it’s now apparently called?) is much improved at the new brewery in Schnaid over the old Trabesldorfer stuff, as seen at the Sandkerwa street fest in Bamberg last week. It is also a stronger version though, supposedly 5.8%.

 
Marko
beers 6107 º places 313 º 03:36 Mon 8/27/2012
 
Christian
beers 13823 º places 254 º 04:43 Mon 8/27/2012

From the country Germany, or German style IPA?



If it’s the latter there is no doubt, the best IPA where continental hops play a starring role:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/svaty-norbert-ipa/123647/

 
churchyard
06:52 Mon 8/27/2012

Originally posted by humlelala
Originally posted by churchyard
but I’m curious what German IPAs you may like that I missed!

You missed the CREW IPA:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/crew-ipa/171714/

And a number of the other Fritz IPA’s if they’re still available..


Fritz’s "American IPA" was out-of-stock every time I went looking for it. I did try the Crew Pale Ale and I agree with @Erlangernick that it isn’t terribly special. Didn’t get a chance to have their IPA, though.

But from what I read about Zeugl, it sounds like I need to try it! And though not exactly German, the reviews of Svatý Norbert IPA make it sound like something definitely worth checking out.

 
humlelala
beers 1375 º places 89 º 12:10 Mon 8/27/2012

Originally posted by Christian
From the country Germany, or German style IPA?



If it’s the latter there is no doubt, the best IPA where continental hops play a starring role:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/svaty-norbert-ipa/123647/

Would the continental hops in question be the Cascade and Amarillo mentioned in the commercial description or am I reading this entirely backwards?

 
pivnizub
beers 10811 º places 572 º 14:04 Mon 8/27/2012

Obviously, nobody of my esteemed co-raters ever tried "Faust Auswanderer-Bier"… IMHO an expensive, but gorgeous Imp. IPA, the best of its kind in Germany!

 
Christian
beers 13823 º places 254 º 04:56 Tue 8/28/2012

Originally posted by humlelala
Originally posted by Christian
From the country Germany, or German style IPA?



If it’s the latter there is no doubt, the best IPA where continental hops play a starring role:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/svaty-norbert-ipa/123647/

Would the continental hops in question be the Cascade and Amarillo mentioned in the commercial description or am I reading this entirely backwards?


It’s also got Saaz according to the brewer, and it clearly tastes middle European