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Popihn IPA Amarillo / Citra / Mosaic

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 6.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 40 IBU

Brewer Description: (from bottle) IPA – Amarillo / Citra / Mosaic.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th November 2018. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange yellow colour with a huge uncontrollable head that just goes crazy no matter how careful or slowly you pour it. Retention of the head was excellent but quite frankly in this case it was really annoying as I barely poured anything into the glass before the head just exploded and this meant it took forever to pour even a decent amount of beer into the glass. Lacing was ok.
Aroma: Tropical melon, guava, passionfruit followed by citrusy orange and grapefruit rind and even a touch of unripe mango at the end.
Taste: Lightly bitter, grapefruit and orange pith, with hints of melon, guava and passionfruit.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Interesting flavours of guava, passionfruit and melon, but the pour was just troublesome.

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Popihn IPA Citra / Cluster / Ekuanot / Galaxy

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 5.3%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 50 IBU

Brewer Description: (from bottle) IPA – Citra / Cluster / Ekuanot / Galaxy.

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 18th October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a big rather uncontrollable four finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Unripe apricot and peach with hints of lime, apple, banana, clove and grains.
Taste: Lightly sweet, green apple, banana, clove, grainy, maybe wheat, grass and a touch floral.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high prickly carbonation.
Overall: I’m not sure about this one. It doesn’t taste or smell bad, but at the same time, it doesn’t really seem like an IPA.

Popihn IPA Rakau / Simcoe – DDH

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 44 IBU

Brewer Description: (from bottle) IPA – Rakau / Simcoe – DDH.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.84
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 12th September 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, candied citrus zest, mandarin, pine and lightly floral.
Taste: Lightly bitter, grapefruit, lime, pine, grass and sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok. I especially loved the aroma with that clear sweet pineapple coming through, and wished it translated into the taste as well, but instead the lime surprised me a bit and just didn’t quite match the aroma.

Popihn Florida Weisse

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Fruits de la Passion.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 8th September 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy straw yellow colour with a half finger white head that quickly dissipated to nothing and left no lacing.
Aroma: Passionfruit, wheat, bready dough and a touch of lemon.
Taste: Tart, sour, passionfruit with hints of lemon, mango and wheat on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Light, refreshing and easy to drink.

Popihn New England IPA

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 6.7%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Amarillo / Centennial / Rakau / Simcoe / Waimea.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 6th January 2018 (did not know I left this in the fridge for so long). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention but left minimal lacing.
Aroma: Fruity grapefruit rind, citrus zest, pineapple, pine and grass with hints of tropical mango and papaya late on.
Taste: Sweet pineapple balanced with citrusy grapefruit zest and rind, pine and grass. Light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice, refreshing and easy to drink.