Category Archives: American IPL

Carbon Brews Earth People Post-Prohibition Lager

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.3%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Munich T1, Vienna, Carahell, Melanoidin and Carapils. Hops – Mosaic, Motueka, HBC431, Chinook and Loral. Yeast – 3470 German Lager

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: clean, crisp, lemon, mango.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 11th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a big two finger+ soapy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tea, lemon, lime, floral and a slight unripe mango.
Taste: Lemon peel, mango and tea, with light lime and floral notes.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Looks great and flavours were not bad, but crispness was missing and carbonation was lacking.

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Young Master x Cloudwater Be Water My Friend

Brewery: Young Master Brewery x Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 8%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: DDH Brut Imperial Lager. 30 IBUs. Stealthy, hoppy, kick

Brewer Description: (from YM webshop) A colossal beer that seamlessly transcends rigid style barriers in one fluid motion. Brewed in collaboration with one of world’s best brewers, Cloudwater, it is an imperial lager that employs brut-style brewing techniques and combines it with double intensity (~40g/L pellet equivalent) cold side hopping with the highest quality hops we can find. With a measured finishing gravity of 0 plato and 100% apparent attenuation, using Bavarian lager yeast fermented cold, this beer is as dry and clean as it gets and has near zero residual sugar. Massive dry-hopping with a heady combination of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Loral lupulin delivers a powerful tropical nose and a lush juicy mid-palate before a crisp and satisfying dry finish takes over and prepares you for the next sip. At 8%, it is sure to deliver a powerful kick that is as hoppy as it is stealthy. Drink it and be water, my friend.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.91
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 8th January 2019, and with a best before date of 8th October 2019. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Mango, passionfruit, blueberry, citrus rind, pine, lemon and grass.
Taste: Tropical and citrus mix, mango, passionfruit, blueberry, citrus rind, lemon zest, pine, biscuit malt and an interesting lightly bitter, pepper spice finish.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Great aroma with balanced fruit and bitterness for an easy to drink hoppy lager.

Gweilo Tropical Pilsner

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.2%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Collaboration with Potato Head (restaurant)

Brewer Description: (from can) Crafted with our friends at Potato Head, Tropical Pilsner will have you kicking back in no time. Our crisp Pilsen malt base showcases the explosion of citrus, melon and papaya hop notes. The tropical fruit flavours and dry finish deliver a hit of refreshment and are the perfect partner for Indonesian cuisine.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 1st November 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden straw yellow colour with an almost three finger white head that had great retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Light grains, grapefruit rind, melon, passionfruit, papaya, floral, lemon zest and grass.
Taste: Light sweet grain pils malt, grapefruit, melon, papaya, passionfruit, lemon zest, floral, tea.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Self described as a tropical Pilsner, I believe its probably closer to an IPL, but regardless, the resulting aroma and flavours were right up my alley. Nice crispness makes it very easy to drink.

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.

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.