Category Archives: American IPA

Satyr Brews Menace IPA

Brewery: Satyr Brews
Country: Greece
ABV: 5.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 40 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website in Greek) Μετά την τρανή επιτυχία των πρώτων περιορισμένων παρτίδων Menace, η ναυαρχίδα μας που έδωσε το στίγμα των Satyr Brews και τάραξε το ελληνικό τοπίο στις IPA, με αποκρουστικές -για τους μη γνώστες- υπερβολές στη χρήση λυκίσκων (21 g/L) παίρνει την τελική της μορφή και τη βρίσκετε πλέον σε βαρέλι και σε μπουκάλι για κραιπάλες κατ’ οίκον. Διάβασε περισσότερα για τη Menace στο μπλογκ μας.

(best I can do is use Google translate) Following the tough success of the first limited Menace batch, our flagship Satyr Brews branded the Greek landscape in the IPA, with repulsive – for unconscious – excesses in the use of hops (21 g / L) form and find it in a barrel and a bottle of bruises at home. Read more about Menace on our blog.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.35
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th November 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a slightly more than two finger white head that had excellent retention and left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit zest, lemon rind, pineapple, mandarin, pine, and a light caramel malt base.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma, with grapefruit and lemon rind and zest, mandarin, mango, pineapple, tea, pine, grass, on top of a nice light caramel malt base. Light sweetness with a good lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Light and easy to drink, with a great balance between the caramel malts and the fruity citrus and tropical hops, and a nice bitter finish.

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Toppling Goliath Pompeii

Brewery: Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 6.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 50 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) This India Pale Ale is brewed with the same attention to detail as the beautiful mosaics that graced the walls of prominent buildings in the city of Pompeii. It features mango and pineapple hop flavors with a medium-bodied feel to tantalize the senses.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.93
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 28th December 2018 with a best by date of 27th April 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a nice two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus pith, orange zest, grapefruit, onion with hints of mango.
Taste: Bitter, grapefruit pith, citrus zest, grass with a sweeter finish of orange juice, pineapple and mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking IPA that is solid.

Stigbergets Vision

Brewery: Stigbergets Bryggeri
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Mighty Bright IPA (not entirely sure what this really means…).

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 11th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange peel, pineapple, fruit tea, pine, with a touch dank and herbal.
Taste: Lightly bitter, pineapple, citrus peel, fruit tea, pine, dank.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Balanced and easy drinking, but not the most exciting especially when compared to GBG Beer Week 2016 and Amazing Haze.

Mikkeller Henry & Sally’s IPA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at Gweilo Brewery, Hong Kong

Brewer Description: Not much in the way of official description I could find.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 2nd November 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A moderately hazy golden yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Lemon tea, apricot, lemon zest, pine and grass.
Taste: Grapefruit, apricot, floral, pine, lemon zest and grass.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An easy drinking IPA, although the floral notes weren’t my favourite. The one good thing was that Mikkeller brewing some of their recipes in Hong Kong means it should be easier to get some fresher beers.

Garage Project West Coast Ultra Dry IPA

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) A new level of refreshment. This is West Coast Ultra – Dry IPA. Big on hops, low on carbs – not that you need it, you’re looking bloody good! It’s an ultra dry west coast hop bomb packed with Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado – all the hop flavours of an IPA brewed longer for a crisper, cleaner, more refreshing finish. The perfect beer to enjoy with other bloody good looking people who don’t need to worry about carbs.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 26th April 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a slight orange hue, and a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving behind some decent lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy mandarin flesh, rind and peel, tropical mango, melon, mixed berries and pine.
Taste: Piney, citrusy grapefruit, mandarin rind and peel, with a hint of mango.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice with great aromas and balanced flavours.