Category Archives: American IPL

Sierra Nevada Single Hop Citra IPL

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Single Hop Pack

Brewer Description: (from box) Each hop varietal has its own distinct flavor and aroma, which our brewers use in various combinations to create different flavors in our beers. Sometimes, though, we prefer to strip away those layers and let the bold flavor of an individual hop shine through. Discover the flavors of these unique single hops in this all-new pack of four hop-heavy beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, packaged on 5th September 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, cracker malt, lemon, lime peel and citrus zest with a hint of passionfruit.
Taste: Moderate bitterness, grainy, lemon peel, lime and grass with hints of melon and passionfruit.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice and refreshing with good citrus notes and bitterness.

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Brewski Mystery Monster

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: India Style Lager. Keep it real, no additives inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) He has light in his eyes. Like someone in disguise. He isn’t tall but wide, definitely not easy to hide. He’s got dried out lips, and normal finger tips. He got black hair in his nose and he lacks a fire hose. He got veins on his thigh, not your normal beer belly type of guy. He is stylish and new, and clearly not overdue. A bit India, but not pale, and absolutely no ale. He got a familiar taste, this mystery monster is not a waste.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 18th July 2019, ‘B2 seger’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a big fluffy three finger white head that had great retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Grass, citrusy lemon and a light touch of peaches.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly bitter, peach, lemon, grapefruit, grass and citrus zest.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: A crisp and nice tasting IPL. Carbonation was perhaps too much, but still great for a hot day.

Rockmill Episode 9: American Lager Citra & Simcoe

Brewery: Browar Rockmill
Country: Poland
ABV: 5.2%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: Bitterness level is 2 of 6 as per the graphic

Brewer Description: (from website) Bottom fermentation beer, clean in profile and refreshing. We used two american hops: Citra and Simcoe. Everything is balanced in style, from bitterness to mouthfeel.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 5th June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Unripe mango, pineapple, melon, citrusy orange rind with hints of honey and lemon tea.
Taste: Light tropical fruit, light citrus orange with hints of herbal and floral elements here and there.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed the aroma, but the taste was a little light and the herbal and floral elements was just ok.

De Molen Hoger & Lager

Brewery: Brouwerij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 5.4%
Style: American IPL

Brewer Description: (from De Molen taplist) Hoppy lager.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.73
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: On tap at Brouwcafe de Molen, into a De Molen tasting glass.
Appearance: It was a clear golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Honey, flowery, juicy fruits, mango, peach, lemon and grass.
Taste: Sweet and bitter, lemon, grapefruit and grass with a hint of mango.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice crisp and refreshing hoppy lager.

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Jack’s Abby Hopstitution XPL #3 Calyptra

Brewery: Jack’s Abby Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: Hops – Calypso and Citra

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The hardest part about making new and exciting hoppy beers is sourcing the hops you need. Most hops are bought under contracts which are signed two or three years in advance. We occasionally get opportunities to acquire small quantities of specialty hops that are enough for one batch of beer, but no more. “Hopstitution” allows us to feature hops that we would otherwise not be able to make use of.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 16.9 fl oz. bottle with no bottled on or best by date, poured into a Moonzen teku glass.
Appearance: It poured a cloudy golden colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus orange, mandarin and a bit of peel with hints of mango.
Taste: Juicy with orange, melon and mango dominating. There are also some light herbal and floral notes, a hint of lemon zest and is lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and highly carbonated.
Overall: Another great lager from Jack’s Abby. Much like Hoponius Union, it is light tasty and easy to drink.

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