Category Archives: American IPA

Omnipollo x Tired Hands Raspberry Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Omnipollo x Tired Hands Brewing Co.
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from Omnipollo Instagram) Dreamt up with our sweet angel creative genius life mates at Tired Hands Brewing Co. back in March 2015. Brewed with wheat, oats and lactose sugar. Conditioned atop vanilla and exceedingly aromatic raspberry. Consumingly hopped with Mosaic and Citra.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 28th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very nice looking cloudy ruby red colour with a two and a half finger pinkish head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, raspberry flavoured candy and berry jammy.
Taste: Tart, raspberry unset jello liquid, raspberry candy sweetness, jammy with a touch of sourness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a tinge of alcohol on the back end.
Overall: Nice looking, nice aroma and good flavours. Not really much of an IPA though, and seems closer to a Fruit Beer.

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To Øl Hazy Tripel Citra IPA

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by To Øl at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from can) New England Style India Pale Ale.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 14th February 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Orange peel, rind, apricot, mango and hints of grass.
Taste: Grass, pine, apricot, lightly bitter, orange rind and peel, and lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice flavours and enjoyable. I did glance over a lot of reviews saying that it was overly sweet. Made me wonder if we are drinking different beers!

To Øl The Haze Craze IPA

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Hazy India Pale Ale. Brewed & canned by To Øl at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from can) Dry hopped twice with Citra & Mosaic hops and fermented with a New England ale strain, this Haze Craze IPA is both hazy and juicy – just the way we like it!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.01
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 14th December 2018. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a big four finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: A little light, but there’s pineapple, cantaloupe, grapefruit, orange and a touch of pine.
Taste: Creamy sweetness like milk candy, peach, apricot, pineapple and papaya with a light citrus bitterness, grapefruit zest and pith.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It tastes better than the aroma suggests. That creamy milk candy sweetness with tropical fruits just mixes really well together for my palate.

8 Wired Superdank IPA

Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 6.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Dank hop IPA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) American style IPA, brewed with the Dankest super hops we can find. Very aromatic – pungent, sweaty, grassy, and sticky. Massive grapefruit and zesty orange peel bitterness flavours cut through the hysteria to save the day.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.56
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 6th March 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: It was a lightly hazy golden orange colour with a big four finger off white head that had good retention and left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Guava, honeydew melon, pine, grapefruit zest, pith and flesh plus some grassiness.
Taste: Guava, pine, melon, grapefruit and orange with hints of pine, grass, herbal, floral and funky notes.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Carbonation was a bit too low for my liking, and the herbal, floral and funky flavours weren’t my favourite, but still a drinkable IPA.

Epic Tart N’ Juicy Sour IPA

Brewery: Epic Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.5%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) We’ve combined the clean, puckering tartness of kettle souring with an abundance of juicy, citrus-driven hops to create a beer that’s the best of both world’s – Tart N’ Juicy Sour IPA.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.05
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, with no canned on or best before date “welcome to the party pal”. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange copper colour with a two finger off white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart-ish, tropical juiciness, jammy, fruit compote, lychee, apricot and peach with hints of mango and orange.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, apricot, apricot compote, half ripe mango and only hints of citrus fruit.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and drinks easy. Could be even more sour considering it has the name ‘sour’ in it, but the tropicalness is refreshing.